Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken Review

Meow Mix Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 64 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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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.

Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product

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), Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3149 cat foods in our database, Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
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, Meow Mix Grain Free With Real Chicken has approximately 64 calories per 100g (18 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 August 4, 2019.

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 Broth, Chicken, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Tapioca Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Titanium Dioxide (color), Natural Flavor, Minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Spinach, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Carrageenan


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
3.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
2.0%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
50%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
11%
Ash: (est)
17%
Calories: (est)
64/100g

*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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