Evanger's Low Fat Review
Review of Evanger's Low Fat
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 Low Fat Vegetarian is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog And Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Evanger's Low Fat Vegetarian with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.
The second ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The third ingredient is water sufficient for processing, which of course provides moisture.
The fourth ingredient is brown rice. Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.
The fifth ingredient is carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evanger's Low Fat Vegetarian 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 Evanger's recipe.
Next we have olive oil. As in humans, olive oil provides numerous health benefits in dog and cats.
The next ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
Then we have blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
Moving on, we have cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
Moving on with this review, we have dried egg. Dried eggs consist 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.
The next ingredient in this review is dried brewers yeast. Dried brewers yeast is a by-product of the brewing industry. Brewers yeast is rich in various minerals and contains a notable amount of protein.
Our next ingredient is 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.
taurine is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
Next on the list is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by dog and cats.
The next ingredient in this recipe 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.
Next we have l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, which is a feed-grade vitamin C supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this Evanger's Low Fat recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product does not contain any meat. Although we understand this property is by design, we do not recommend feeding this product without consulting your veterinarian.
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 Low Fat Vegetarian is 5.0 out of 5.