Meow Mix Tender Favorites With Real Tuna & Whole Shrimp In Sauce Review

Meow Mix Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and soy

Est. Calories: 57 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Meow Mix Tender Favorites With Real Tuna & Whole Shrimp In Sauce is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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 Favorites With Real Tuna & Whole Shrimp In Sauce includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • tuna
  • sardines
  • mackerel
  • shrimp

Questionable Ingredients

  • soybean oil
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • tuna
  • fish broth
  • sardines
  • mackerel
  • shrimp
  • soybean oil

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 Favorites With Real Tuna & Whole Shrimp In Sauce's most plentiful ingredient listed is tuna, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains sardines, mackerel and shrimp as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

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 tuna, fish broth, sardines, mackerel, shrimp and soybean oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2931 cat foods in our database, Meow Mix Tender Favorites With Real Tuna & Whole Shrimp In Sauce has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
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 Favorites With Real Tuna & Whole Shrimp In Sauce has approximately 57 calories per 100g (16 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 3, 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:

Tuna, Fish Broth, Sardines, Mackerel, Shrimp, Soybean Oil, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Salt, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin), Minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Nitrite (to Promote Color Retention), Canthaxanthin (color Preserved With Ethoxyquin)


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
12.0%
Fat: (min)
1.8%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
0.0%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
66%
Fat: (min)
10%
Fiber: (max)
8%
Carbs: (est)
0%
Ash: (est)
16%
Calories: (est)
57/100g

*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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