BOREAL Back to Basics Cat Food (Dry) - Lower in ‘Glycemic Index’ - Grain Free for All Ages


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Hi, My name is Dan Stevenson. I am getting worried! I have been in the pet industry over 25 years and in that time I have seen an increase in ‘fat pets getting sick’. Just like us humans, dogs and cats are eating too much of the wrong foods and like me and my gym avoiding friends, our pets are often not getting enough exercise. This leads not only to overweight issues but also to an increase in diabetes. New reports have 1 in 165 pets now being diagnosed with diabetes.

In pet food I believe the same issue is true, that we need to get back to a more basic diet and remove the ingredients that are leading to high blood sugar levels and spiking the diabetes issue. Scientists can measure how some foods cause a short-term rise in blood sugars – and these foods are typically labeled high in ‘Glycemic index’. Corn is much picked on as a grain that we all eat and has been a main ingredient in pet food. Grains like corn and wheat are part of the issue when trying to eat more ‘Paleo’ as corn and wheat products often cause spikes in blood sugars. By choosing low GI foods for our pet foods we can slow down your pets digestion, keep your pet fuller longer and help us all move a step away from Fat Dogs (and Cats).In the media these days are many stories about going back to basics in diet, cutting out a lot of high sugar foods and breads while eating more vegetables and meat. The media are calling these types of people diets ‘Paleo’ in reference to early man and some call these diets ‘Grain-Free’. The idea is eating as our ancient ancestors ate, which sadly (for me) means cutting back on sweets and avoiding a number of foods from modern agriculture.

So here is what we did. First – we took out all the high sugar, high GI carbs. That meant no corn, no wheat and just to be safe we said no ‘grain’. Next – we leaned on peas and beans as major carb sources. We can control the quality with Canadian grown products and we like the low GI scores. Finally we went to single meat proteins in almost all our foods. At BORÉAL we are trying to help you and your pets get back to basic nutrition!


Cats should not be fat

Cats should not be fat

Boréal Pet Food – the art of healthy pets

Hugh and I have spent our working lives helping cat owners have more success. Over the past 20 plus years we have been committed to nutrition and pet health issues and we are more convinced than ever that all of us most change how we feed our pets! Time to throw out the high carb foods and focus on a smart diet for your cat.

Using only the finest Canadian ingredient sources, Boréal cat food will allow you to control the protein and carb sources you feed and help keep weight off and your cats energy levels where they belong. We have added to our blends an antioxidant and a probiotic package to cover not only taste but digestion and health concerns.

Take a walk through our information and see if we have something to offer you and your best friend!


Chicken Cat bagOur BOREAL Chicken diet is a grain free food using chicken as a single source novel protein. This is an everyday diet which can be used to help keep weight off your cat as well can be used as a hypoallergenic formula. Using a core of beans and peas to replace the grains found in many cat foods we also add in a herbal pack including blueberries and cranberries which improve the taste of the food as well add antioxidants with all their health benefits. Bag is 5 lb.


Fresh Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Dried Whole Eggs, Pea Starch, Salmon Meal, Chicken & Turkey Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of Vitamin E), Northern White Pea Bean, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Chicken Digest, Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Sulphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Lecithin, Zinc Methionine, Taurine, Mannanoligosaccharides, Chicory Root (Fructooligosaccharides), Dried Whole Fruits & Vegetables (Apple, Carrot, Cranberry, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato), Digestive Pack (PROBIOTIC BACTERIA – Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Lactobacillus acidophillus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium, DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – Papain, Bromelain, Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product), Herbal Pack (Blueberries, Cranberries, Green tea Extract, Barley Grass, Spirulina), Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Sulphate, Niacin, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin K1 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium lodate

Feed Analysis

Protein (Minimum) 33.0%
Fat (Miniumum) 18.0%
Fibre (Maximum) 3.0%
Calcium (Minimum) 1.4%
Phosporous (Minimum) 1.0%
Ash (Minimum) 8.0%
Magnesium (Minimum) 0.14%
Moisture (Maximum) 10.0%
Linolec Acid (Omega-6 EFA) 3.5%
Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA)* 0.4%
Zinc 100 ppm
Meat Content in Formula 69%
Energy 3815 kcal/kg
465 kcal/cup
Typical Carbohydrate Content (NFE) 27.60%
72.3g/1000 kcal

Chicken Suggested Daily Rations

Cat Weight Kitten Active Cat Less Active Cat
Lbs Kg Cups Grams Cups Grams Cups Grams
1.1-3.3 lbs .5-1.5 kg ⅓ – ½ 36-55
3.3-4.4 lbs 1.5-2 kg ½ – ⅔ 55-73
4.4-7 lbs 2-3 kg ⅔ – 1 73-110 ⅓ – ⅔ 36-73 ⅓ – ½ 36-55
7-11 lbs 3-5 kg 1 – 1¼ 110-138 ⅔ – 1 73-110 ½ – ¾ 55-83
11-15 lbs 5-7 kg 1¼ – 1⅔ 138-183 1 – 1¼ 110-138 ¾ – 1 83-110
15-20 lbs 7-9 kg 1¼ – 1½ 138-165 1 – 1¼ 110-138
20 lbs + 9 kg + +⅛ cup per kg body weight increase