Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals Review

Canidae Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: lamb and eggs

Est. Calories: 377 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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.

Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • lamb meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice
  • white rice

Potential Allergens

  • lamb meal
  • egg product

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, Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals also contains as top ingredients brown rice and white rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains lamb meal and egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
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, Canidae All Life Stages Indoor Adult Food With Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Meals has approximately 377 calories per 100g (106 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry 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 19, 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:

Chicken meal, brown rice, white rice, cracked pearled barley, peas, millet, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), turkey meal, lamb meal, egg product, natural flavor, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, suncured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta-carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, minerals (zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganous oxide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), papaya, pineapple.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.5%
Fat: (min)
14.5%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
42.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
46%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
377/100g

*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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