Overall, Evolve Salmon, Brown Rice & Barley Formula is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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.
Evolve Salmon, Brown Rice & Barley Formula 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, Evolve Salmon, Brown Rice & Barley Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and turkey meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Evolve Salmon, Brown Rice & Barley Formula also contains as top ingredients whole ground 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 deboned salmon which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Evolve Salmon, Brown Rice & Barley Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Evolve Salmon, Brown Rice & Barley Formula has approximately 374 calories per 100g (106 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
July 23, 2016.
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:
Deboned Salmon, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Rice, Turkey Meal, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Dried Cellulose, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Cranberries, Blueberries, Flaxseed Meal, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp,Taurine, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Dried Chicory Root, Beta Carotene, Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Minerals: Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidolphilus Fermentation Product, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product
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.