Iams Purrfect Grain Free Saucy Wild Oceanfish & Tuna Dinner Wet Cat Food Review

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Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 49 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Iams Purrfect Grain Free Saucy Wild Oceanfish & Tuna Dinner Wet Cat Food is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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.

Iams Purrfect Grain Free Saucy Wild Oceanfish & Tuna Dinner Wet Cat Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • seabream
  • tuna
  • whitefish
  • chicken
  • mackerel
  • sardine

Questionable Ingredients

  • modified tapioca starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • seabream
  • tuna
  • whitefish
  • dried egg product
  • mackerel
  • sardine

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Iams Purrfect Grain Free Saucy Wild Oceanfish & Tuna Dinner Wet Cat Food does contain with its top ingredients seabream, tuna, whitefish and chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

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 seabream, tuna, whitefish, mackerel, sardine and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Iams Purrfect Grain Free Saucy Wild Oceanfish & Tuna Dinner Wet Cat Food has:

  • more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
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, Iams Purrfect Grain Free Saucy Wild Oceanfish & Tuna Dinner Wet Cat Food has approximately 49 calories per 100g (14 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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 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:

Fish Broth, Seabream, Tuna, Whitefish, Chicken, Carrots, Modified Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavors, Mackerel, Pea Protein, Sardine, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Parsley, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Glycine Complex, Zinc Glycine Complex, Manganese Glycine Complex, Copper Glycine Complex, Potassium Iodide), Titanium Dioxide, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K3)), Guar Gum, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Iron Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Nitrite (To Promote Color Retention)


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
0.0%
Ash: (est)
3.5%
Moisture: (max)
83.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
52%
Fat: (min)
11%
Fiber: (max)
17%
Carbs: (est)
0%
Ash: (est)
20%
Calories: (est)
49/100g

*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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