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Sheba vs Solid Gold

Sheba vs. Solid Gold

In this comparison article for Sheba vs Solid Gold, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Sheba and Solid Gold, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this Solid Gold vs Sheba comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Sheba Review Page or Solid Gold Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Solid Gold vs. Sheba

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Sheba Cat Food vs. Solid Gold Cat Food

Wet/Canned Cat Food Sheba Solid Gold
Crude Protein 45.4% 54.5%
Crude Fat 19.6% 17.3%
Crude Fiber 8.1% 6.3%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your cat's diet. Without sufficient protein, cats can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

The comparison table above shows that Solid Gold wet cat foods provide significantly more protein than Sheba. More specifically, Solid Gold guarantees at least 9.12% more protein.


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Aid in the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Improve the health of skin/coat
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Slow the development and spread of certain type of cancers.
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure

There is a small difference between the fat content of Sheba and Solid Gold. We can see that Sheba guarantees about 2.30% more fat than Solid Gold.


There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fiber content of the two brands.

Sheba Pet Food Ingredients vs. Solid Gold Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Sheba.

Animal Plasma
Caramel Color
Meat By-Products
Poultry By-Products

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Solid Gold.

Canola Oil
White Rice
Pea Protein
Dried Garlic
Garlic Powder
Tomato Pomace
Vegetable Oil
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Sheba and Solid Gold both use the following harmful ingredients in many of their products:

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Sheba.

Added Color

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Solid Gold.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Sheba & Solid Gold?

According to our records, Sheba has never been recalled.

Solid Gold has been recalled once.

  • May 8, 2012: Salmonella

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Wet Cat Food Sheba Solid Gold
Per Pound $4.93 $7.15
Per Calorie $0.0116 $0.0157

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Sheba or Solid Gold, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Sheba or Solid Gold will depend on your shopping habits.

Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for Sheba and Solid Gold. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy Sheba Pet Foods

You can purchase Sheba pet foods from the following stores:


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Where To Buy Solid Gold Pet Foods

You can purchase Solid Gold pet food products from these retailers:


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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Sheba Solid Gold
Dry Dog Food 23 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 15 Recipes
Dog Treats 7 Treats
Dry Cat Food 10 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 22 Recipes 34 Recipes
Cat Treats 3 Treats

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