Overall, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Chopped Grill Dinner 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.
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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.
Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Chopped Grill Dinner includes the following:
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, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Chopped Grill Dinner's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is meat by-products which is considered an inferior ingredient. It also contains poultry by-products within its first five ingredients.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.
Allergen alert: This product contains meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Chopped Grill Dinner has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Chopped Grill Dinner has approximately 90 calories per 100g (25 calories/ounce), which is 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
May 13, 2018.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
meat by-products, meat broth, poultry, poultry by-products, artificial & natural flavors, tricalcium phosphate, salt, guar gum, potassium chloride, dl-methionine, vitamins (vitamin e supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, vitamin b12 supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin d3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin a supplement, biotin, folic acid), minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide), choline chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, added color, sodium nitrite (to promote color retention).
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.