Iams Purrfect Delicacies Review

Premier Flaked Mackerel & Whitefish Recipe In Sauce

Iams Purrfect Delicacies Premier Flaked Mackerel & Whitefish Recipe In Sauce

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Review of Iams Purrfect Delicacies
Premier Flaked Mackerel & Whitefish Recipe In Sauce

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

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 Iams Purrfect Delicacies Premier Flaked Mackerel & Whitefish Recipe In Sauce 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 mackerel. Although mackerel is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw mackerel contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of mackerel 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 sea bream. Sea bream is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, sea bream contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of sea bream is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The fourth ingredient is whitefish. Although whitefish is an excellent protein and fat source, raw whitefish contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of whitefish 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 chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in cat food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Iams Purrfect Delicacies Premier Flaked Mackerel & Whitefish Recipe In Sauce 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 Iams recipe.

Next we have carrot, which provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

The next 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.

Then we have modified tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard. The modified term indicates that the tapioca starch has been treated or processed in order to expose or improve some property.

Moving on, we have dried egg product. Dried egg product consists 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.

Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor, which enhances the flavor of the food.

The next ingredient in this review is pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

Our next ingredient is sardine. Sardines are another outstanding protein and omega-3 fatty acids source. They also contain all of the necessary essential amino acids required by cats.

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

Next on the list is 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.

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

Next we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

The next ingredient is spinach. Spinach is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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

The remaining ingredients in this Iams Purrfect Delicacies 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 Iams Purrfect Delicacies Premier Flaked Mackerel & Whitefish Recipe In Sauce is 2.5 out of 5.