Canidae Life Stages Review

Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy

Canidae Life Stages Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy

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Review of Canidae Life Stages
Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy

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 Life Stages Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy 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 Life Stages Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

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

The third ingredient is vegetable broth. As with other broths, vegetable broth is a source of flavor and moisture.

The fourth ingredient is turkey liver. Turkey liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, turkey liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is dried egg whites. Dried egg whites consist of shell-free egg whites, 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Canidae Life Stages Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Essentially fatty acids are crucially important for optimal health, chicken fat happens to be an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

The next ingredient is natural flavor. The sole purpose of natural flavor is to improve palatability.

Then we have ground brown rice. Ground brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, ground brown rice is easy to digest.

Moving on, 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 with this review, we have carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.

The next ingredient in this review is parsley, which is a nutritious source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Our 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.

potassium chloride is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is a potassium supplement.

Next on the list is cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.

The next ingredient in this recipe is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

Next we have dicalcium phosphate. Dicalcium phosphate (misnomer for dibasic calcium phosphate) is commonly used in pet food and treats as a dietary calcium supplement. It can also be found in breakfast cereals, enriched flour, noodle products, pharmaceutical tablets, and toothpastes.

The next ingredient is calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.

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

Moving on, we have rosemary, which is most likely used to enhance flavor (i.e. seasoning).

The remaining ingredients in this Canidae Life Stages 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 Canidae Life Stages Turkey Entree Slices Simmered In Turkey Gravy is 3.0 out of 5.