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Sheba vs Vital Essentials

Sheba vs. Vital Essentials

In this comparison article for Sheba vs Vital Essentials, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Sheba and Vital Essentials, 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 Vital Essentials 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 Vital Essentials Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Vital Essentials 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. Vital Essentials Cat Food

Wet/Canned Cat Food Sheba Vital Essentials
Crude Protein 44.2% 50.6%
Crude Fat 18.4% 18.8%
Crude Fiber 8.9% 2.5%

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.

There is a relatively large difference between the protein content of Vital Essentials and Sheba. On average, Sheba wet cat food recipes contain 6.35% less protein than Vital Essentials recipes.


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 relatively insignificant difference between the crude fat content of the two brands.


Sheba Pet Food Ingredients vs. Vital Essentials Pet Food Ingredients

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

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

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

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

Added Color
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Sheba & Vital Essentials?

According to our records, Sheba has never been recalled.

Vital Essentials has been recalled 4 times.

  • July 8, 2015: Listeria monocytogenes
  • Jan. 15, 2016: Salmonella
  • Feb. 24, 2018: Salmonella
  • April 16, 2018: Salmonella

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Where To Buy Sheba Pet Foods

You can purchase Sheba pet foods from the following stores:


22 Recipes In-Stock Today

Where To Buy Vital Essentials Pet Foods

You can purchase Vital Essentials pet food products from these retailers:


43 Recipes In-Stock Today

43 Recipes In-Stock Today

21 Recipes In-Stock Today

17 Recipes In-Stock Today

Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Sheba Vital Essentials
Dry Dog Food
Wet Dog Food
Dog Treats 35 Treats
Dry Cat Food
Wet Cat Food 21 Recipes
Cat Treats 3 Treats 8 Treats

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