Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy Review

Meow Mix Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, corn, soy, eggs and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 328 cal/100g

Price: $


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Overall, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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.

Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • corn
  • chicken by-product meal
  • soybean meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • wheat flour

Potential Allergens

  • corn
  • soybean meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • beef tallow
  • beef and bone meal
  • dried eggs
  • red 40 lake
  • red 40
  • yellow 5
  • blue 2 lake
  • blue 2

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, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy includes chicken by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.

Additionally, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy also contains as top ingredients corn, soybean meal and corn gluten meal. 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 beef tallow, beef and bone meal, corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, dried eggs, red 40 lake, red 40, yellow 5, blue 2 lake and blue 2 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, corn, soy, eggs or artifical colors food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • 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, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Beef Au Jus Flavor Coated In Savory Gravy has approximately 328 calories per 100g (93 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 December 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:

Corn, Chicken By-product Meal, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Beef Tallow (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Glycerin, Natural Flavor, Water, Beef And Bone Meal, Phosphoric Acid, L-lysine Monohydrochloride, Caramel Color, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source Of Vitamin C), Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate , D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Choline Chloride, Dried Eggs, Wheat Flour, Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide (color), Taurine, Sorbic Acid (used As A Preservative), Red 40 Lake, Red 40, Sodium Carbonate, Lactic Acid, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 6, Blue 2, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
11.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
37.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
328/100g

*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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