Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors Review

Meow Mix Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, soy and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 343 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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.

Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • whole ground corn
  • chicken by-product meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • whole wheat
  • corn syrup
  • carrageenan
  • bha

Potential Allergens

  • whole ground corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • salmon meal
  • corn syrup
  • yellow 5
  • red 40

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, Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors includes chicken by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.

Additionally, Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors also contains as top ingredients whole ground corn, corn gluten meal and soybean meal. 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.

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

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon meal, whole ground corn, corn gluten meal, corn syrup, soybean meal, yellow 5 and red 40 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, soy or artifical colors food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2962 cat foods in our database, Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • 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, Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & White Meat Chicken Flavors has approximately 343 calories per 100g (97 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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 July 30, 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:

Whole Ground Corn, Chicken By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat(preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Wheat, Animal Digest, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Salmon Meal, Corn Syrup, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (color), L-lysine Monohydrochloride, Potassium Sorbate (used As A Preservative), Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin) ,minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Yellow 6, Dicalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Yellow 5, Dl-methionine, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Red 40, Natural White Meat Chicken Flavor, Bha (used As A Preservative), Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
31.0%
Fat: (min)
11.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
40.2%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
35%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
46%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
343/100g

*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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