Fancy Feast Purely Review

Natural Seabass and Shrimp Entree In A Delicate Broth

Fancy Feast Purely Natural Seabass and Shrimp Entree In A Delicate Broth

PawDiet Rating

2.50

Review of Fancy Feast Purely
Natural Seabass and Shrimp Entree In A Delicate Broth

This product is manufactured by Nestlé Purina Petcare.

Unfortunately, our team has not been able to confirm that this product meets any AAFCO nutrition profiles. We rely on the companies website to provide this information. However, we were not able to find a nutritional adequacy statement on the company's website. We caution owners from feeding non-AAFCO approved products because these products may not contain all of the nutrients required by your cat.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Fancy Feast Purely Natural Seabass and Shrimp Entree In A Delicate Broth with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is fish broth. Fish broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, fish broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The second ingredient is seabass. Although seabass is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw seabass contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of seabass 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 third ingredient is tuna. Tuna is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, tuna contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of tuna is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The fourth ingredient is shrimp. Although shrimp is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw shrimp contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of shrimp 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 fifth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Fancy Feast Purely Natural Seabass and Shrimp Entree In A Delicate Broth 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 Fancy Feast recipe.

Next we have calcium lactate. Calcium lactate is most likely used here as a calcium supplement.

The next ingredient is tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.

Then we have xanthan gum, which is used as a thickening and suspending agent. It's usually produced by bacterial fermentation and does not provide any nutritional value.

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

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

The remaining ingredients in this Fancy Feast Purely 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 Fancy Feast Purely Natural Seabass and Shrimp Entree In A Delicate Broth is 2.5 out of 5.