Evolve Seafood Formula Review

Evolve Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, dairy and eggs

Est. Calories: 104 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Evolve Seafood Formula 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.

Evolve Seafood Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • salmon broth
  • cottage cheese
  • 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.

In this case, Evolve Seafood Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Evolve Seafood 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.

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

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



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Evolve Seafood Formula has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • significantly more 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, Evolve Seafood Formula has approximately 104 calories per 100g (29 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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 July 23, 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:

Chicken, Salmon Broth, Ocean Fish, Chicken Liver, Brown Rice, Cranberries, Peas, Cottage Cheese, Carrots, Dried Egg Product, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, Garlic Powder, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E, A, D3, B12 Supplements, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Chicory Extract, Carrageenan, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yucca Schidigera Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
6.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
5.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
45%
Fat: (min)
27%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
23%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
104/100g

*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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