Evanger's Organics Review

Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner

Evanger's Organics Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Evanger's Organics
Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner

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 Organics Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner 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 Organics Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is organic turkey. Although organic 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 organic chicken broth. Organic chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, organic chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is organic butternut squash. Organic butternut squash is a winter squash, which means the squash is harvested when mature. It's an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and various dietary minerals.

The fourth ingredient is organic guar gum. Organic 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.

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

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evanger's Organics Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner 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 vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

The next 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.

Then we have l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, which is a feed-grade vitamin C supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Evanger's Organics 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 Organics Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner is 3.0 out of 5.