Please note that CatFoodDB may earn a small commission on purchases made via links on this site. Thank you for your support!Overall, Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée In Gravy is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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.
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.
Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée In Gravy 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.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients beef which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée In Gravy also contains as top ingredients wheat gluten. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, corn starch-modified, corn oil, wheat gluten, soy protein concentrate and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, corn, wheat gluten, soy or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée In Gravy has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée In Gravy has approximately 64 calories per 100g (18 calories/ounce), which is 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
January 16, 2022.
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:
Water Sufficient For Processing, Beef, Liver, Wheat Gluten, Meat By-products, Carrots (dried), Corn Starch-modified, Glycine, Corn Oil, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B-1), Niacin (vitamin B-3), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B-5), Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6), Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin (vitamin B-7), Folic Acid (vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement,
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.