PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner Review

PetGuard Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef

Est. Calories: 91 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


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.

PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • beef
  • beef liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • deflourinated tricalcium phosphate
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • beef
  • beef broth
  • beef liver

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, PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner'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, PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner also contains as top ingredients deflourinated tricalcium phosphate. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

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 and beef liver which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2970 cat foods in our database, PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • 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, PetGuard Beef & Barley Dinner has approximately 91 calories per 100g (26 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 12, 2016.

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, Barley, Deflourinated Tricalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Guar Gum, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Ergocalciferol (Source of Vitamin D2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Folic Acid, Inositol. 


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.5%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
4.3%
Ash: (est)
2.2%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
43%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
20%
Ash: (est)
10%
Calories: (est)
91/100g

*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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