Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked Review

Doctors Foster & Smith Canned Cat Food Review



Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 75 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked 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.

Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • tuna
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • potato starch
  • carrageenan
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • fish broth
  • tuna
  • dried egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked does contain with its top ingredients tuna and chicken which are considered 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.

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

Allergen alert: This product contains fish broth, tuna and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2835 cat foods in our database, Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
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, Doctors Foster & Smith Everyday Wellness Formula Grain Free Tuna & Giblets Flaked has approximately 75 calories per 100g (21 calories/ounce), which is fewer 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 24, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.

Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Fish broth, tuna, chicken, poultry giblets, dried egg product, potato starch, spinach, broccoli, carrots, natural flavor, sodium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, carrageenan, cranberry meal, guar gum, minerals (iron amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide), choline chloride, vitamins (thiamine mononitrate, vitamin e supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin a supplement, biotin, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, folic acid), taurine


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
3.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
5.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
50%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
28%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
75/100g

*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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