Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe Review

Lotus Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, soy and eggs

Est. Calories: 373 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • whole ground brown rice
  • organic soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • organic soybean oil
  • clams
  • salmon oil
  • new zealand green mussels

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, Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe also contains as top ingredients whole ground brown 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 clams, salmon oil, new zealand green mussels, organic soybean oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, soy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe has:

  • less protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • 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, Lotus Oven Baked Chicken Recipe has approximately 373 calories per 100g (105 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 August 10, 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, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Liver, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Organic Soybean Oil (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Clams, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Calcium Sulfate, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil,Salt, Potassium Chloride, New Zealand Green Mussels, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl- 2-Polyphosphate (a source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Methionine, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Copper Proteinate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite,Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Solubles, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Solubles, Dried Lactobacillus Casei, Fermentation Solubles, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
35.0%
Fat: (min)
19.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
25.5%
Ash: (est)
7.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
39%
Fat: (min)
21%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
28%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
373/100g

*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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