Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat Review

Dave's Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, dairy and eggs

Est. Calories: 372 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat is an average cat food, earning 6 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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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.

Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice
  • brewers rice
  • rice bran

Potential Allergens

  • menhaden fish meal
  • dried egg product
  • dried milk
  • cheese

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, Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat also contains as top ingredients brown rice and brewers 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 menhaden fish meal, dried milk, cheese and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, dairy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3122 cat foods in our database, Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat has:

  • less protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Dave's Naturally Healthy Adult Cat has approximately 372 calories per 100g (105 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 29, 2018.

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, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato, Rice Bran, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dried Milk, Flaxseed Meal, Peas Yogurt (dried Cultured Skim Milk, Dried Whey And Sugar), Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Kelp, Garlic, Cheese (farmers Cheese), Avocado Oil, Spinach, Beets, Parsley, Yucca Shidegera Extract, Cranberries, Blueberries, Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermoplium Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisia Fermentation Solubles, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Zince Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Oxide, Niacin, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Monoitrate, D-activated Animal Sterol (a Source Of Vitamin D3), Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
18.9%
Fiber: (max)
4.4%
Carbs: (est)
26.3%
Ash: (est)
6.4%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
21%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
29%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
372/100g

*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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