Canidae Grain Free PURE Ancestral Diet Raw Coated Dry Fish Formula With Salmon & Tuna Review

Canidae Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: lamb, seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 396 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Canidae Grain Free PURE Ancestral Diet Raw Coated Dry Fish Formula With Salmon & Tuna is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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 Grain Free PURE Ancestral Diet Raw Coated Dry Fish Formula With Salmon & Tuna includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • tuna
  • whitefish meal
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • lamb meal
  • freeze-dried salmon

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • tuna
  • whitefish meal
  • dried egg
  • lamb meal
  • freeze-dried salmon

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 Grain Free PURE Ancestral Diet Raw Coated Dry Fish Formula With Salmon & Tuna's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains tuna, whitefish meal, chicken meal and turkey meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains lamb meal, salmon, tuna, whitefish meal, freeze-dried salmon and dried egg which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb, seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2962 cat foods in our database, Canidae Grain Free PURE Ancestral Diet Raw Coated Dry Fish Formula With Salmon & Tuna has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • less fiber than average
  • 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 Grain Free PURE Ancestral Diet Raw Coated Dry Fish Formula With Salmon & Tuna has approximately 396 calories per 100g (112 calories/ounce), which is considerably more 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 July 14, 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:

Salmon, tuna, whitefish meal, chicken meal, turkey meal, peas, dried egg, chicken fat, suncured alfalfa, lamb meal, potatoes, natural flavor, flaxseed, freeze-dried salmon, 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, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), 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. Contains a source of live naturally occurring microorganisms


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
40.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
29.5%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
44%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
32%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
396/100g

*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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