Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet Review

Duck Formula Pate

Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula Pate

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2.50
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Review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet
Duck Formula Pate

This product is manufactured by Canidae Pet Food.

According to our data, this Canidae recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula Pate is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula Pate with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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 duck broth. Duck broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, duck broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is pea flour. Pea flour is made from roasted peas which have been processed into a powder. It's naturally rich in protein and dietary fiber.

The fourth ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavoring does not contribute any nutritional value.

The fifth ingredient is agar-agar, which is commonly used as a thickening or gelling agent.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula Pate 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 Canidae recipe.

Next we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The next ingredient 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.

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

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

The remaining ingredients in this Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

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 Canidae Grain Free Pure Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula Pate is 2.5 out of 5.