Beyond Paté Review

Trout and Catfish Recipe

Beyond Paté Trout and Catfish Recipe

PawDiet Rating

4.50

Review of Beyond Paté
Trout and Catfish Recipe

This product is manufactured by Nestlé Purina Petcare.

According to our data, this Beyond recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Beyond Paté Trout and Catfish Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Beyond Paté Trout and Catfish Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is trout. Although trout is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw trout contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of trout is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The third ingredient is liver. Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!

The fourth ingredient is fish broth. Fish broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, fish broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The fifth ingredient is catfish. Catfish is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, catfish contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of catfish is dramatically reduced after cooking.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Beyond Paté Trout and Catfish Recipe are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Beyond recipe.

Next we have carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient is egg product. Egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.

Then we have guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

Moving on, we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Moving on with this review, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

The next ingredient in this review is salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and cats. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

Our next ingredient is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The remaining ingredients in this Beyond Paté recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Beyond Paté Trout and Catfish Recipe is 4.5 out of 5.