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 Pollock 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 Pollock Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is pollock, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Lotus Pollock Recipe also contains as top ingredients potato starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
Allergen alert: This product contains pollock, pollock broth and salmon oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Lotus Pollock Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Lotus Pollock Recipe has approximately 76 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
December 31, 2019.
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:
Pollock, Pollock Broth, Carrots, Salmon Oil, Potato Starch, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Monosodium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Agar-Agar, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sodium Selenite
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.