PureVita Beef Stew Dinner Review

PureVita Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef

Est. Calories: 95 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, PureVita Beef Stew 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.

PureVita Beef Stew Dinner includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • beef

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea flour
  • potato starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • beef
  • beef broth

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, PureVita Beef Stew Dinner's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, PureVita Beef Stew Dinner also contains as top ingredients pea flour and potato starch. 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 and beef broth which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2425 cat foods in our database, PureVita Beef Stew Dinner has:

  • less protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more 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, PureVita Beef Stew Dinner has approximately 95 calories per 100g (27 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 August 8, 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, Pea Flour, Potato Starch, Flaxseed Oil, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Tomato Paste, Taurine, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
6.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
3.6%
Ash: (est)
1.9%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
27%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
16%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
95/100g

*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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