Why is agar-agar on the ingredient list?

Because there is evidence that other thickeners commonly found in pet foods may not be as healthy for your pet. Carrageenan has been linked to gastrointestinal inflammation and digestive issues. Guar gum has some healthy benefits, but it’s derived from a bean. Beans are difficult for cats to digest. Xanthan gum is derived from corn, wheat, dairy or soy. These nutrients can trigger allergies in sensitive pets.