Overall, PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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 Salmon & Peas Entree includes the following:
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 Salmon & Peas Entree's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree also contains as top ingredients pea starch. 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 salmon, salmon meal and natural salmon flavor which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 2473 cat foods in our database, PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree has approximately 387 calories per 100g (109 calories/ounce), which is 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 8, 2016.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Salmon, salmon meal, pea protein, pea starch, sunflower oil, pea flour, peas, sunflower meal, flax seeds, natural salmon flavor, alfalfa meal, yeast extract, tomato pomace, dried brewers yeast, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, DL methionine, salt, choline chloride, carrots, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate), taurine, cranberries, apricots, cherries, 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), preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid, 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.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.