AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy Review

AvoDerm Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 56 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • sardine
  • shrimp
  • crab

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • sardine
  • fish broth
  • shrimp
  • crab

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, AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy's most plentiful ingredient listed is sardine, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains shrimp and crab as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains sardine, fish broth, shrimp and crab which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3048 cat foods in our database, AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy 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, AvoDerm Grain Free Sardine, Shrimp & Crab Entre In Gravy has approximately 56 calories per 100g (16 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 February 24, 2019.

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:

Sardine (Source Of Omega 3), Fish Broth, Shrimp, Crab, Tapioca Starch, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Avocado Oil, Taurine, Salt, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Menadion Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
1.0%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
83.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
59%
Fat: (min)
12%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
6%
Ash: (est)
18%
Calories: (est)
56/100g

*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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