9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce Review

9Lives Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, soy and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 73 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, 9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce is an above average cat food, earning 7 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 Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • tuna

Questionable Ingredients

  • soy flour
  • soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • tuna
  • soy flour
  • soybean oil
  • red 3

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 Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce's most plentiful ingredient listed is tuna, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, 9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce also contains as top ingredients soy flour and soybean oil. 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 tuna, soy flour, soybean oil and red 3 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, soy or artifical colors food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, 9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly 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 Tender Morsels With Real Flaked Tuna In Sauce has approximately 73 calories per 100g (21 calories/ounce), which is 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 June 5, 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:

Tuna, Water Sufficient for Processing, Soy Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Soybean Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex [Source of Vitamin K Activity], Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate), Sodium Nitrite (To Promote Color Retention), Caramel Color, Red 3.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
16.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
0.0%
Ash: (est)
4.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
70%
Fat: (min)
9%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
0%
Ash: (est)
18%
Calories: (est)
73/100g

*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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