9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy Review

9Lives Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, soy and meat by-products

Est. Calories: 62 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • tuna

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • soy protein concentrate
  • wheat flour
  • modified food starch

Potential Allergens

  • meat by-products
  • salmon
  • soy protein concentrate
  • tuna

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients salmon which are considered quality protein sources.

However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Additionally, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy also contains as top ingredients soy protein concentrate. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon, tuna, soy protein concentrate and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, soy or meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2452 cat foods in our database, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Gravy has approximately 62 calories per 100g (17 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other wet cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 24, 2016.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Water Sufficient for Processing, Meat By-Products, Fish, Salmon, Soy Protein Concentrate, Wheat Flour, Modified Food Starch, Tuna, Vegetable Oil (Preserved with BHA/BHT), Titanium Dioxide (Color), Natural Flavor, Bone Meal, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Sodium Nitrite (Color Retention).


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
2.5%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
2.5%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
50%
Fat: (min)
14%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
14%
Ash: (est)
17%
Calories: (est)
62/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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