Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Seafood Dinner Review

Paws & Claws Canned Cat Food Review


Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Seafood Dinner

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and meat by-products

Est. Calories: 75 cal/100g

Overall, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Seafood Dinner is a below average cat food, earning 5 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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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.

Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Seafood Dinner includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • shrimp

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • ocean fish
  • meat by-products
  • shrimp

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 Seafood Dinner includes meat by-products. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.

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 ocean fish, shrimp and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3122 cat foods in our database, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Seafood Dinner has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • 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, Paws & Claws Kitchen Selects Gourmet Seafood Dinner has approximately 75 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 May 13, 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:

ocean fish, liver, meat by-products, water sufficient for processing, natural and artificial flavors, shrimp, added color, salt, guar gum, potassium chloride, choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin e supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin a supplement, biotin, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, folic acid), taurine, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, potassium iodide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), sodium tripolyphosphate, dl-methionine.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
13.0%
Fat: (min)
3.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
1.0%
Ash: (est)
3.5%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
59%
Fat: (min)
14%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
5%
Ash: (est)
16%
Calories: (est)
75/100g

*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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