Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate Review

Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats

Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats

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Review of Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate
Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

According to our data, this Nutro recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, raw chicken contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of chicken 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 chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

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

The fourth ingredient is chicken broth. As with other broths, chicken broth is a source of flavor and moisture.

The fifth 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats 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 Nutro recipe.

Next we have natural flavor. Unlike artificial flavoring, natural flavoring is produced using plants and/or animal parts.

The 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.

Then we have potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

Moving on, we have fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Fish oil is defined by AAFCO as "the oil from rendering whole fish or cannery waste." It is typically rich in omega-3 fatty acids and therefore a good fat source. However, the specific fish used to obtain the oil is not specified and therefore we cannot make any specific claims.

The remaining ingredients in this Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate 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 Nutro Perfect Portions Grain Free Pate Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe For Adult Cats is 3.0 out of 5.