PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree Review

PureVita Dry Cat Food Review

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 297 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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 Salmon & Peas Entree includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch
  • pea flour

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • salmon meal
  • natural salmon flavor

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.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2701 cat foods in our database, PureVita Grain Free Salmon & Peas Entree has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • 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 Salmon & Peas Entree has approximately 297 calories per 100g (84 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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 January 20, 2018.

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 Starch, Sunflower Oil (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Natural Salmon Flavor, Yeast Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Brewers Yeast, Dried Tomato Pomace, Phosphoric Acid, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dl Methionine, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, 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), Inositol, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source Of Vitamin C), 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)
Fat: (min)
Fiber: (max)
Carbs: (est)
Ash: (est)
Moisture: (max)

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
Fat: (min)
Fiber: (max)
Carbs: (est)
Ash: (est)
Calories: (est)

*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.

Want CatFoodDB in your inbox?

Sign up to be notified when we publish new cat food reviews and other ways to help you feed your cat.