Is Blackhawk Dry Cat Food Good?
Blackhawk Dry Cat Food is a pet food line with a 3-star rating — around 31% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food, and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are fine, and might be best to feed with other pet food with higher meat as a whole to balance the diet.
What We like
- High Protein — over 35%!
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
What We Concern
- More than 34% Carbs
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- Seems No Organic Minerals
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have similar ratings. This means they are quite similar.
Recipe to review
To rate Blackhawk Dry Cat Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Chicken and Turkey.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||33% or more||36%|
|Fat||15% or more||18%|
|Carbs||Less than 25%||36%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||3.3%|
36 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Turkey MealAnimal Protein
Field PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Citric AcidFood Additive
Vegetable ProteinPlant Protein Concentrate
Mung BeansCarbs, Plant Protein
Pumpkin Seed PowderFat, Plant Protein
AlfalfaCarbs, Plant Protein
Brewers YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Yoghurt PowderAnimal Protein
TipsWe find 8 Concerned and 2 Notice ingredients from Chicken and Turkey. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Citric Acid
- Beet Pulp
- Canola Oil
- Brewers Yeast
- Whey Powder
- Yoghurt Powder
- Vegetable Protein
- Fish Oil
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
36%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Medium to high !
It looks like it contains a significant amount of meat and majority of the protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will like it like I do!
Blackhawk Dry Cat Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 2 recipes, the group has an average of 36% protein, 18% fat and 36% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 3 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 3 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 11 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Blackhawk Dry Cat Food has an carbs level that is higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Medium to high level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Blackhawk Dry Cat Food is a pet food line with a 3 star rating.
Do we recommend Blackhawk Dry Cat Food ?It is a fine pet food that we think it is best to feed with other pet food with higher meat as a whole to balance the diet.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.