Meow Mix Tasty Layers Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna Review

Meow Mix Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 71 cal/100g

Price: $$$


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Overall, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna is an above average cat food, earning 7 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 Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • tuna
  • ocean whitefish

Questionable Ingredients

  • modified tapioca starch
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • fish broth
  • tuna
  • ocean whitefish

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 Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains tuna and ocean whitefish as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna also contains as top ingredients modified tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Please also be aware that this product contains carrageenan, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains fish broth, tuna and ocean whitefish which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Meow Mix Tasty Layers Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • less fat than average
  • significantly less fiber than average
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 Tuna And Whitefish Recipe Stuffed With Real Tuna has approximately 71 calories per 100g (20 calories/ounce), which is fewer calories compared to the average of the other wet 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:

Chicken, Fish Broth, Tuna, Ocean Whitefish, Modified Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Titanium Dioxide, Calcium Sulfate, Caramel Color, Taurine, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin), Salt, Choline Chloride, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Magnesium Sulfate.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
3.0%
Fiber: (max)
0.5%
Carbs: (est)
3.0%
Ash: (est)
3.5%
Moisture: (max)
80.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
50%
Fat: (min)
15%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
15%
Ash: (est)
18%
Calories: (est)
71/100g

*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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