9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Tuna And Egg Bits In Sauce Review

9Lives Canned Cat Food Review

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: seafood, soy, eggs and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 73 cal/100g

Price: $

Overall, 9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Tuna And Egg Bits In Sauce is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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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 Tuna And Egg Bits In Sauce includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • tuna

Questionable Ingredients

  • soy flour
  • wheat flour
  • soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • tuna
  • soy flour
  • soybean oil
  • dried whole egg
  • 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 Tuna And Egg Bits In Sauce's most plentiful ingredient listed is tuna, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, 9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Tuna And Egg Bits In Sauce also contains as top ingredients soy flour, wheat 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, dried whole egg and red 3 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, soy, eggs or artifical colors food allergies.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, 9Lives Tender Morsels With Real Tuna And Egg Bits In Sauce has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • less fiber than average
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 Tuna And Egg Bits 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 April 3, 2021.

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


Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Tuna, water sufficient for processing, soy flour, wheat flour, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, chicken fat, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin), dried whole egg, natural and artificial flavors, potassium sorbate (used as a preservative), minerals (zinc sulfate, magnesium sulfate), glyceryl monostearate, sodium nitrite (to promote color retention), beta-carotene (color), red 3, caramel color

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

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Dry Matter Analysis

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

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*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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