Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck Review

Oven Baked Tradition Dry Cat Food Review


Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 370 cal/100g

Overall, Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck is an above average cat food, earning 7 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.

Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • duck
  • turkey meal
  • duck meal

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • salmon 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, Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck's most plentiful ingredient listed is duck, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains turkey meal and duck meal 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.

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



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Oven Baked Tradition Grain Free Duck has approximately 370 calories per 100g (104 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 June 23, 2018.

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:

Duck, Turkey Meal, Whole Peas, Green Lentils, Duck Meal, Whole Chickpeas, Canola Oil (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Natural Flavor,  ground Whole Flaxseed, Brewer’s Yeast, Dried Beet Pulp, Salmon Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Inulin (prebiotic), Spinach, Dried Kelp, Pineapple, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal , Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes, Sea Salt, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Iron Sulfate, Dl-methionine, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Chondroitin Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium D-pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract. May Contain Trace Amounts Of Peanut


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
5.0%
Carbs: (est)
25.0%
Ash: (est)
8.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
28%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
370/100g

*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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