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.
Evangers Grain Free Catch Of The Day 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, Evangers Grain Free Catch Of The Day's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal as additional 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.
Allergen alert: This product contains salmon meal, salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3016 cat foods in our database, Evangers Grain Free Catch Of The Day has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Evangers Grain Free Catch Of The Day has approximately 364 calories per 100g (103 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
December 28, 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:
Chicken Meal, Whole Dried Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Whole Dried Peas, Whole Lentils, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Dried Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Dried Egg Product, Sodium Bisulfate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Kelp Meal, DL-Methionine, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Dried Chicory Root, Tumeric, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus faecium-Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilus Fermentation Extract, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Yucca, Schidigera Extract, Brewer s Dried Yeast, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Methionine Complex, Copper Sulfate, Copper Lysine Complex, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Methionine Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Mixed Tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E) and Rosemary Extract.
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.