Food Label

YA ZERO Mature is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

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Zero Mature Health

Description

ZERO Mature Health Premium High Protein Cat Food

Like lions and tigers, domesticated cats are obligate carnivores and by definition have no nutritional requirement for starch/carbohydrates or plant proteins in their diet. When a feline doesn’t eat her natural diet – meat and fat, she can become overweight and at risk for diabetes. Young Again Zero Mature High Protein Cat Food supports your pre-diabetic or diabetic cat  by giving her a carnivore-based alternative to traditional cat foods. No starch or plant proteins.  As your cat matures, her body also requires less calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and other nutrients. Excess levels of these nutrients can actually create health problems in CRD and aging felines.

Recommended for felines that cannot tolerate excess starch.

Kibble Size

Kibble Size
Health Benefits

Young Again Zero Mature Health Premium High Protein Cat Food:

  • Contains less than 1% starch/carbohydrates
  • Supports lean muscle development
  • Cats eat less
  • Supports healthy weight
  • Highly digestible protein and fat for a cleaner litter box
  • Soft, kitten-like fur you will love to touch
  • Zero costs about 52 cents a day to feed vs. $2 a day for canned food
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Reduced Phosphorous 0.50%
  • Rich in Omega 3 & 6
  • High Protein formula
  • Grain free and plant protein free
  • Reduced Iodine level
  • Reduced levels of Calcium and Magnesium

Your cat is considered mature as soon as they are done growing bone. For most cats that will be at about 2 years of age. However, for breeds like the Maine Coon, it may be as long as 5 years. Please consult your veterinarian or breeder if you are unsure if your cat has reached adulthood.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 54%
Crude Fat (min) 24%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
Soluble Fiber 2.76%
Carbs/Starch (digestible)Trace <1%
Ash (max) 4.85%
Moisture 10%

Calorie Content
4510 kcals/kg
654 kcals/cup

All YA Cat foods have an average weight of 145g/cup

Ingredients

Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Guar Gum,DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Fish Oil, Psyllium Husk (source of soluble dietary fiber), Potassium Citrate, Brewers Yeast, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Potassium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan,
L-ascorbyl-2polyphosphate (source of stabilized vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Betaine Anhydrous, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt,  Biotin (vitamin B7), Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Copper Proteinate, Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5),  Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dehydrated Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Beta Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols, Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid (Preservatives).

Dry Matter Analysis
Crude Protein 57.9%
Crude Fat 28.8%
Crude Fiber 3.3%
Soluble Fiber 4.8%
Carbs/Starch (digestible)Trace <1%
Ash 5.20%
Moisture 0%

Key Minerals

Calcium 0.63%
Phosphorous 0.50%
Phosphorous mg/100 kcals 110mg/100kcal
Potassium 0.94%
Sodium 0.31%
Magnesium 0.0425% or 425mg/kg
Iodine 0.58 ppm
Lysine 4.45%
Taurine 0.26%
Total n-3 Fatty Acids 1.61%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 4.39%
EPA 0.64%
DHA 0.77%
EPA+DHA 1.41%

pH

Food pH 5.4
Target Urine pH 6.2-6.5
Feeding Instructions

There are two ways to feed Young Again Cat Foods:

At YA, we highly recommend Free-Choice feeding. Please follow the instructions carefully. For additional feeding suggestions and assistance, please read Transitioning your cat.

If you must restrict feed your cat, please use these guidelines:

Average consumption for 24 hours:
8 lb. cat –  Level ¼ cup
10 lb. cat – Rounded ¼ cup
12 lb. cat – Level 1/3 cup
15 lb. cat – Rounded 1/3 cup
20-25 lb. cat – Level ½ cup

For Maine Coons and other giant breeds add ¼ cup to each of above measures for 12 pounds and up.

PLEASE NOTE: Because Young Again is a nutrient-dense food, your cat will eat MUCH LESS than other cat foods. It does not mean your cat does not like our food. Please do not use distilled water with our food. We recommend spring water with a neutral pH.

Reviews

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Wow. This food is a diabetic cat moms dream come true. We have four cats (ages 4yo-11yo), and one of them was diagnosed with diabetes about a year ago. We initially tried “keto kibble” but its insanely expensive and the use of beet fiber makes the kibble so hard one of my cats couldn’t chew it (and would just barf the pieces up whole). We tried switching to a good (but not necessarily diabetes friendly kibble) hoping that if we got our diabetic cat to fill up on carbohydrate free canned food he would more or less leave the other cats kibble alone because we have always free fed kibble (nope, that lead to him almost dying of ketoacidosis because we could not keep his blood sugar under control). I heard about youngagain in a group on facebook, and thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did! All four of my cats took to it immediately. Within 24 hours my diabetic cats blood sugar was at 286 with no insulin (usually he would be well above 600 with no insulin which is scary!!). We had been giving him 3-5 units of insulin twice a day and were barely keeping it under control. He needs so much less insulin on this food. Its incredible how much a simple dietary change can make. When you consider the serving size compared to other food, one pound of this food lasts us twice as long as our previous kibble. Combined with the fact we need less insulin, this food is definitely saving us money (and saving our cats health!!!). Seriously, this kitty kibble is as close to perfect as you will find. Do yourself (and your cats) a favor and order this stuff right meow.

Tracy Blinov, 12/24/2022


My old cat is a hot mess of diseases (diabetes, kidney failure, liver disease, heart murmer, chronic nasal infection and utis... ). She was staying in the hospital for 4 days at least once a month in some crisis. As a diabetes got to the point of needing treatment, she was very anorexic and we just frankly expected she would die within the next couple months if not weeks. She refuses all of the under 5% carb wet foods - so that recommended diabetes diet is out. This and another brand saved her. At first when I got sample she preferred the other brand. But as she got acclimated to this one this became THE ONE AND ONLY. It is all she'll eat. And she actually comes running when I put fresh food in (even though i free feed!). She's put on the perfect amount of weight, and has a great appetite now even when she's all sniffly and can't smell the food. Her kidney numbers at the vet are much better, and her diabetes numbers are between 100 and 180 at all times. I feel very comfortable with the routine, and it's no longer a 'wait to die' or constant struggle just to keep her alive- she's just living and living well. And so are we!

Kelley, 12/20/2022

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