Performatrin Ultra Beef Stew Review

Performatrin Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 80 cal/100g

Overall, Performatrin Ultra Beef Stew 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.

Performatrin Ultra Beef Stew includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • beef
  • beef liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • potato starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • beef
  • beef broth
  • beef liver
  • dried egg white
  • dried egg product
  • menhaden fish 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, Performatrin Ultra Beef Stew's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains beef liver 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.

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 beef, beef broth, beef liver, menhaden fish oil, dried egg white and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3158 cat foods in our database, Performatrin Ultra Beef Stew has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Performatrin Ultra Beef Stew has approximately 80 calories per 100g (22 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 November 16, 2019.

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:

Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Carrots, Red Peppers, Dried Egg White, Potato Starch, Dried Egg Product, Torula Dried Yeast, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Spinach Flakes, Sweet Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Potassium Chloride, Sunflower Oil, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Taurine, Parsley, Sodium Ascorbate (To Promote Color Retention), Flaxseed Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Inulin, Dried Kelp, Oregano, Sodium Carbonate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Apples, Sage, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
4.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
3.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
56%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
17%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
80/100g

*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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