Evanger's Hand Packed Review

Whole Uncut Sardines

Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines

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Review of Evanger's Hand Packed
Whole Uncut Sardines

This product is manufactured by Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc.

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

Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines 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 Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is sardine. Although sardines are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw sardines contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of sardines 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 water sufficient for processing, which is a fairly self-explanatory ingredient.

The third ingredient is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

The fourth ingredient is niacin supplement. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It's an essential vitamin that is critical for the metabolism of nutrients and the well-being of the central nervous and GI systems.

The fifth ingredient is l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, which is a feed-grade vitamin C supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Evanger's Hand Packed 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 Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines is 3.0 out of 5.