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.
Fancy Feast Classic Paté Tender Beef Gourmet 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, Fancy Feast Classic Paté Tender Beef Gourmet's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, fish and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 3025 cat foods in our database, Fancy Feast Classic Paté Tender Beef Gourmet has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Fancy Feast Classic Paté Tender Beef Gourmet has approximately 80 calories per 100g (22 calories/ounce), which is 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
January 12, 2020.
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:
Beef, Meat Broth, Liver, Fish, Meat By-products, Artificial And Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Minerals [potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide], Taurine, Vitamins [thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B-1), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (vitamin B-3), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B-5), Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6), Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin (vitamin B-7), Folic Acid (vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement], Sodium Nitrite (to Promote Color Retention). C-6679
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.