Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula Review

Dr Tim's Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 391 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula 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.


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.

Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • catfish meal
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice
  • rice bran

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • catfish meal
  • menhaden fish oil
  • salmon meal

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, Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains catfish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula also contains as top ingredients 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 catfish meal, menhaden fish oil, salmon meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3119 cat foods in our database, Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • more fat than average
  • 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, Dr Tim's Chase All Life Stages Formula has approximately 391 calories per 100g (110 calories/ounce), which is a few 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 September 2, 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 meal, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed natural tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), dried egg product, catfish meal, dried porcine plasma, ground whole flaxseed meal, dried plain beet pulp (sugar removed), chicken liver meal, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed natural tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), rice bran, salmon meal, lecithin (sunflower derived), potassium chloride, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, dried carrots, dried celery, dried beets, dried parsley, dried lettuce, dried watercress, dried spinach, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine (essential amino acid), dried kelp, dried chicory root (source of inulin), psyllium seed husk, yucca schidigera extract, choline chloride, salt, taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, beta carotene, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, inositol, niacin supplement, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, biotin, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), d-calcium pantothenate, potassium iodide (source of iodine), manganous oxide, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement, L-carnitine, folic acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
37.0%
Fat: (min)
22.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.3%
Carbs: (est)
21.3%
Ash: (est)
6.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
24%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
24%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
391/100g

*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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