Canidae Grain Free PURE Recipes Adult Cat Wet Food Trout & Lobster Recipe Review

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Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 102 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Canidae Grain Free PURE Recipes Adult Cat Wet Food Trout & Lobster Recipe is a below average cat food, earning 5 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 Recipes Adult Cat Wet Food Trout & Lobster Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • trout

Questionable Ingredients

  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • trout
  • dried egg whites
  • salmon oil

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 Recipes Adult Cat Wet Food Trout & Lobster Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is trout, which is considered a quality protein source.

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.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains trout, salmon oil and dried egg whites which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2452 cat foods in our database, Canidae Grain Free PURE Recipes Adult Cat Wet Food Trout & Lobster Recipe has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • more 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, Canidae Grain Free PURE Recipes Adult Cat Wet Food Trout & Lobster Recipe has approximately 102 calories per 100g (29 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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 4, 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:

Trout, fish broth, vegetable broth, dried egg whites, salmon oil, lobster, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, guar gum, carrageenan, parsley, potassium chloride, suncured alfalfa meal, cranberries, salt, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), taurine, choline chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, magnesium proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), vitamins (thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D2 supplement, folic acid).


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
5.5%
Fiber: (max)
0.8%
Carbs: (est)
6.8%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
25%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
31%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
102/100g

*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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