Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food Review

Evo Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, dairy and eggs

Est. Calories: 394 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • herring
  • salmon
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • herring
  • salmon
  • salmon meal
  • eggs
  • cottage 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, Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is herring, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon and salmon meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. 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 herring, salmon, salmon meal, cottage cheese and eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, dairy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Evo Herring & Salmon Formula Cat & Kitten Food has approximately 394 calories per 100g (111 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 May 25, 2016.

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:

Herring, Menhaden Meal, Salmon, Salmon Meal, Tapioca Starch, Menhaden Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a Source of Vitamin E), Pea Fiber, Natural Flavors, Apples, Carrots, Eggs, Peas, Cottage Cheese, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Dried Chicory Root Extract, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamins (Betaine Hydrochloride, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Direct Fed Microbials (Dried Enterococcus faecium, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus, Dried Lactobacillus casei), Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
50.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
18.8%
Ash: (est)
0.2%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
56%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
21%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
394/100g

*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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