Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry) Review

Catered Bowl Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 361 cal/100g

Price: $$$


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Overall, Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry) is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


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.

Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • whitefish
  • whitefish meal
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • whitefish
  • whitefish meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • menhaden fish oil

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, Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is whitefish, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains whitefish meal and menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry) also contains as top ingredients tapioca 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 whitefish, whitefish meal, menhaden fish meal and menhaden fish oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry) has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • less 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, Catered Bowl Alaskan Whitefish (Dry) has approximately 361 calories per 100g (102 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 July 5, 2021.

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:

Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Tapioca Starch, Dried Potato, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Beet Pulp, Flaxseed Meal, Dried Peas, Sesame Oil, Dried Yeast, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Monosodium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Lecithin, , Salt, Natural Flavors, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Choline Chloride, Dextrose, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Citric Acid (Preservative), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
36.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.8%
Carbs: (est)
28.3%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
31%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
361/100g

*Note that 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 and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and 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. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

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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