Merrick Purrfect Bistro Review

Tuna + Tilapia Pate

Merrick Purrfect Bistro Tuna + Tilapia Pate

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Review of Merrick Purrfect Bistro
Tuna + Tilapia Pate

This product is manufactured by Merrick Pet Care, Inc.

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

Merrick Purrfect Bistro Tuna + Tilapia Pate 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 Merrick Purrfect Bistro Tuna + Tilapia Pate with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is tuna. Although tuna is an excellent protein source, raw tuna contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of tuna 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 beef broth. Beef broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, beef broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is pork liver. Pork liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, pork liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is tilapia. In 2008, researchers at Wake Forest University reported that farm-raised tilapia had a surprisingly unfavorable omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio. Given these finding, we do not consider farm-raised tilapia as a positive addition to this recipe.

The fifth ingredient is natural flavor, which is used to enhance the flavor of the food.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Merrick Purrfect Bistro Tuna + Tilapia Pate 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 Merrick recipe.

Next we have calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.

The remaining ingredients in this Merrick Purrfect Bistro 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 Merrick Purrfect Bistro Tuna + Tilapia Pate is 3.0 out of 5.