Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey Review

Fancy Feast Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, seafood, corn, soy and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 390 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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.

Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • ground rice
  • poultry by-product meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • whole grain corn
  • soybean meal

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • beef tallow naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols
  • whole grain corn
  • soybean meal
  • fish oil
  • red 40
  • yellow 5
  • blue 2

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 Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey includes poultry by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.

Additionally, Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey also contains as top ingredients ground rice, corn gluten meal and whole grain corn. 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 beef tallow naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, fish oil, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, soybean meal, red 40, yellow 5 and blue 2 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood, corn, soy or artifical colors food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2835 cat foods in our database, Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more 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, Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey has approximately 390 calories per 100g (110 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 June 30, 2018.

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:

Ground Rice, Poultry By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Beef Tallow Naturally Preserved With Mixed-tocopherols, Whole Grain Corn, Soybean Meal, Liver Flavor, Chicken, Turkey, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Added Color, Fish Oil, Minerals [zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Taurine, Vitamins [vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B-1), Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (vitamin B-7), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (vitamin K)], Dl-methionine, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
17.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
36.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
19%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
40%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
390/100g

*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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