Overall, Lotus Oven Baked Low-Fat Recipe is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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 Low-Fat Recipe 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, Lotus Oven Baked Low-Fat 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 Low-Fat 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 ocean whitefish, 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.
Compared to the other 3048 cat foods in our database, Lotus Oven Baked Low-Fat Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Lotus Oven Baked Low-Fat Recipe has approximately 318 calories per 100g (90 calories/ounce), which is 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 11, 2016.
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:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Liver, Ocean Whitefish, Pea Fiber, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Organic Soybean Oil (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Clams, Dried Egg Product, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Whole Ground Flaxseed, Vitamin E Supplement, New Zealand Green Mussels, Inulin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (a source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Methionine, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Solubles, Dried Lactobacillus lactis Fermentation Solubles, Dried lactobacillus casei Fermentation Solubles, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract.
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.