Oven Baked Tradition Senior & Weight Management Chicken Review

Oven Baked Tradition Dry Cat Food Review


Oven Baked Tradition Senior & Weight Management Chicken

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 323 cal/100g

Overall, Oven Baked Tradition Senior & Weight Management 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.


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 Senior & Weight Management Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • fresh chicken
  • chicken meal
  • fresh chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • fresh fish
  • dried egg product
  • 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 Senior & Weight Management Chicken's most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and fresh chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Oven Baked Tradition Senior & Weight Management Chicken also contains as top ingredients brown rice. 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.

Allergen alert: This product contains fresh fish, salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Oven Baked Tradition Senior & Weight Management Chicken has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • less fiber than average
  • 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 Senior & Weight Management Chicken has approximately 323 calories per 100g (91 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 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:

Fresh chicken, Chicken meal, Ground hulled barley, Brown rice, Fresh chicken liver, Dried beet pulp, Brewer’s yeast, Natural flavor, Pumpkin, Fresh fish, Cranberries, Dried egg product, Potassium chloride, Calcium sulfate, Salmon oil, Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Spinach, Choline chloride, Ground whole flaxseed, Taurine, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Broccoli, Dried algae, Sweet potatoes, Vitamin E supplement, Glucosamine hydrochloride, Yucca schidigera extract, Inulin (prebiotic), Pineapple, Chondroitin sulfate, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Iron sulfate, DL-methionine, Zinc sulfate, Zinc proteinate, Green tea extract, Niacin supplement, 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 traces of peanuts


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
29.0%
Fat: (min)
9.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.5%
Carbs: (est)
41.5%
Ash: (est)
8.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
32%
Fat: (min)
10%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
46%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
323/100g

*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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