PureVita Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée Review

PureVita Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 384 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, PureVita Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée 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 Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea flour
  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product

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 Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, PureVita Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée also contains as top ingredients pea flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2425 cat foods in our database, PureVita Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • more fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
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 Grain Free Chicken & Peas Entrée has approximately 384 calories per 100g (108 calories/ounce), which is a few more calories compared to the average of the other dry 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 7, 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:

Chicken, chicken meal, peas, pea flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), natural flavors, dried egg product, pea fiber, flaxseed, yeast extract, pea starch, calcium carbonate, dried brewers yeast, phosphoric acid, dried tomato pomace, salt, DL methionine, potassium chloride, carrots, sunflower oil, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate), cranberries, apricots, cherries, choline chloride, taurine, lactic acid, turmeric, dried chicory root, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), inositol, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
6.0%
Carbs: (est)
33.9%
Ash: (est)
0.1%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
38%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
384/100g

*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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