9Lives Meaty Paté With Real Liver & Bacon Review

9Lives Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: meat by-products

Est. Calories: 86 cal/100g

Price: $

Overall, 9Lives Meaty Paté With Real Liver & Bacon is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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 Meaty Paté With Real Liver & Bacon includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • poultry by-products
  • brewer's rice
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • meat by-products

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

In this case, 9Lives Meaty Paté With Real Liver & Bacon's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is meat by-products which is considered an inferior ingredient. It also contains poultry by-products within its first five ingredients.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, 9Lives Meaty Paté With Real Liver & Bacon has:

  • less protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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 Meaty Paté With Real Liver & Bacon has approximately 86 calories per 100g (24 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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:

Meat By-products, Water Sufficient for Processing, Poultry By-products, Liver, Fish, Chicken, Bacon, Brewer's Rice, Calcium Carbonate, Caramel Color, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Guar Gum, Dried Whey Product, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, 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), Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite).


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
3.5%
Ash: (est)
3.5%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
16%
Ash: (est)
16%
Calories: (est)
86/100g

*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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