Overall, Catered Bowl Antibiotic-Free Turkey (Dry) is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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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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.
Catered Bowl Antibiotic-Free Turkey (Dry) includes the following:
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, Catered Bowl Antibiotic-Free Turkey (Dry)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and whitefish meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Catered Bowl Antibiotic-Free Turkey (Dry) also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch and brown 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 whitefish meal and menhaden fish oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, Catered Bowl Antibiotic-Free Turkey (Dry) has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Catered Bowl Antibiotic-Free Turkey (Dry) has approximately 383 calories per 100g (108 calories/ounce), which is 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
May 19, 2019.
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:
Turkey, Chicken meal, Whitefish meal, Tapioca starch, Brown rice, Potato starch, Flaxseed meal, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried beet pulp, Chicken liver digest meal, Potato flour, Menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Choline chloride, Potassium chloride, Calcium carbonate, Salt, Natural mixed tocopherols, Taurine, Ascorbic acid, Vitamin E supplement, Zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Manganous oxide, Manganese proteinate, Inositol, Ferrous sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 supplement, Zinc oxide, Iron proteinate, Thiamine mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Sodium selenite, Copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, Copper proteinate, Citric acid (preservative), Vitamin D3 supplement, Folic acid, Potassium iodide
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.