Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy Review

Nature's Recipe Canned Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 74 cal/100g

Overall, Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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.


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.

Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • tuna
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • rice flour
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • tuna

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, Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains tuna and chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy also contains as top ingredients rice flour. 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 carrageenan, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains tuna which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3016 cat foods in our database, Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy has:

  • more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more 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, Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Paté With Real Chicken & Tuna Recipe In Gravy has approximately 74 calories per 100g (21 calories/ounce), which is 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 October 9, 2016.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.

Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken, Tuna, Water, Chicken Liver, Rice Flour, Carrots, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicken Powder, Calcium Sulfate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, Carrageenan, 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), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copperglycine Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Taurine.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
0.0%
Ash: (est)
2.5%
Moisture: (max)
83.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
52%
Fat: (min)
29%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
0%
Ash: (est)
14%
Calories: (est)
74/100g

*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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