Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken Review

Stella & Chewys Canned Cat Food Review


Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 133 cal/100g


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Overall, Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken is a significantly above-average cat food, earning 10 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.

Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver
  • chicken gizzard

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg yolk

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, Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver and chicken gizzard as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains dried egg yolk which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken has:

  • more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • more 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, Stella & Chewys Stella’s Selects Cage-Free Chicken has approximately 133 calories per 100g (37 calories/ounce), which is considerably more 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 February 27, 2022.

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, chicken liver, chicken gizzard, gelatin, dried egg yolk, yeast, potassium chloride, sodium phosphate, choline chloride, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, fenugreek seed, dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, taurine, tocopherols (preservative), dandelion greens, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, magnesium proteinate, iron proteinate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, copper proteinate, riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, manganese proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
16.0%
Fat: (min)
9.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.0%
Carbs: (est)
0.0%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
70.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
53%
Fat: (min)
30%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
0%
Ash: (est)
10%
Calories: (est)
133/100g

*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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