Purina Pro Plan Savor Cat Food Reviews


Note: Not all Savor flavors are listed.
CANNED – Savor
Go to Beef & Chicken Entrée in Gravy
Go to Beef & Cheese Entrée in Gravy
Go to Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée in Gravy
Go to Chicken & Cheese Entrée in Gravy
Go to Chicken & Rice Entrée in Gravy
Go to Chicken & Spinach Entrée Classic
Go to Chunky Chicken Entrée
Go to Chicken, Tuna & Wild Rice Entrée in Sauce
Go to Salmon & Cheese Entrée in Sauce
Go to Salmon & Rice Entrée
Go to Salmon, Shrimp & Rice Entrée in Sauce
Go to Seafood Stew Entrée in Sauce
Go to Sole & Vegetable Entrée in Sauce
Go to Tuna Entrée in Sauce
Go to Tuna, Shrimp & Rice Entrée in Sauce
Go to Turkey & Cheese Entrée in Gravy
Go to Turkey & Rice Entrée in Gravy
Go to Turkey & Vegetable Entrée Classic
Go to White Meat Chicken & Vegetable Entrée in Gravy
DRY
Go to Chicken & Rice Formula
Go to Salmon & Rice Formula
Go to Tuna & Rice Formula
Go to Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula
Go to Shredded Blend Salmon & Rice Formula



Purina
Savor Adult Beef & Chicken Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, beef, liver, wheat gluten, meat by products, chicken, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, salt, soy protein concentrate, added color, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Beef – Meat, skin, and bone of cattle. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, it loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Beef & Cheese Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, beef, liver, wheat gluten, meat by products, corn starch modified, cheese, artificial and natural flavors, salt, spice and coloring, sodium caseinate, calcium phosphate, soy protein concentrate, soybean oil, potassium chloride, dried whey, taurine, choline chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Beef – Meat, skin, and bone of cattle. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, it loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Sodium Caseinate – A protein found in milk from mammals. An additive that is not needed. If your cat is allergic to millk based products, this should be avoided.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, beef, liver, wheat gluten, carrots, meat by products, rice, fish, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, soy flour, salt, calcium phosphate, added color, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Beef – Meat, skin, and bone of cattle. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, it loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Carrots – Carrots help maintain healthy skin and digestive system. For people, it is a good source of beta-carotene. Cats cannot convert that, therefore the main benefit of carrots cannot be experienced by the cat.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Carrots – A vegetable that is known for being rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin A source. Cats can absorb the beta-carotene but they cannot convert it to vitamin A. This defeats the purpose of this ingredient in cat food.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Chicken & Cheese Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, chicken, liver, wheat gluten, meat by products, corn starch modified, cheese, artificial and natural flavors, salt, calcium phosphate, sodium caseinate, soy protein concentrate, soybean oil, potassium chloride, spice and coloring, dried whey, taurine, choline chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Sodium Caseinate – A protein found in milk from mammals. An additive that is not needed. If your cat is allergic to millk based products, this should be avoided.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score




Purina
Savor Adult Chicken & Rice Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, chicken, wheat gluten, liver, meat by products, rice, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, salt, soy protein concentrate, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Chicken & Spinach Entrée Classic

 

Ingredients

Chicken, water sufficient for processing, liver, meat by products, fish, spinach, artificial and natural flavors, calcium phosphate, guar gum, potassium chloride, taurine, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Fish – In this instance, this ingredient is very vague as a species of fish isn’t named.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Spinach – An edible leafy green, usually cooked as a vegetable. Spinach is high in calcium oxalate, which aids in the formation of urinary crystals. An unnecessary ingredient in cat food due to the questionable effects it can bring upon.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Chicken Entrée Chunky

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, chicken, meat by products, liver, ocean fish, wheat gluten, turkey, artificial and natural flavors, soy flour, calcium phosphate, soy protein concentrate, sodium tripolyphosphate, potassium chloride, guar gum, added color, taurine, salt, locust bean gum, carrageenan, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, niacin, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Ocean Fish – A vague term for fish. Fish is an animal protein source. There are concerns about the quality of fish used to make pet food. Usually it is waste of the fishing industry.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Locust Bean Gum - A self gelling thickening agent. Combines with other thickening agents to produce desired effects.

Carrageenan - Most commonly used as a gelling and thickening agent in cat foods. Non-food grade carrageenan is cancerous. Food grade carrageenan causes GI issues. This is because the food grade carrageenan contains small amounts of pro-inflammatory particles. A highly controversial ingredient as much fear that even the food grade carrageenan will eventually lead to cancer (this has not been proven though).

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Chicken, Tuna & Wild Rice Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, chicken, wheat gluten, liver, tuna, meat by products, wild rice, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, salt, soy protein concentrate, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Whole Grains – Whole grains are considered healthier than grain. They are easier for a cat to digest. That being said, they are still a grain. Grains are not needed in a cat’s diet. Therefore, even though they are healthier they are still not needed in cat food. It is still a filler ingredient.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Salmon & Cheese Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, salmon, liver, wheat gluten, meat by products, corn starch modified, cheese, artificial and natural flavors, salt, soy protein concentrate, sodium caseinate, calcium phosphate, soybean oil, potassium chloride, spice and coloring, dried whey, taurine, sodium tripolyphosphate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Sodium Caseinate – A protein found in milk from mammals. An additive that is not needed. If your cat is allergic to millk based products, this should be avoided.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score




Purina
Savor Adult Salmon & Rice Entrée

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, salmon, wheat gluten, liver, meat by products, rice, chicken, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, salt, calcium phosphate, soy protein concentrate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Salmon, Shrimp & Rice Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, salmon, wheat gluten, liver, meat by products, shrimp, rice, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, chicken, fish, soy flour, salt, tricalcium phosphate, added color, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, fish oil, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Seafood Stew Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, ocean fish, wheat gluten, liver, chicken, meat by products, tomatoes, carrots, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, soy flour, shrimp, salt, calcium phosphate, added color, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Ocean Fish – A vague term for fish. Fish is an animal protein source. There are concerns about the quality of fish used to make pet food. Usually it is waste of the fishing industry.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Sole & Vegetable Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, sole, wheat gluten, meat by products, liver, tomatoes, carrots, corn starch modified, chicken, artificial and natural flavors, corn oil, calcium phosphate, salt, soy protein concentrate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Sole – A species of fish.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Tuna Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, tuna, wheat gluten, chicken, liver, meat by products, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, calcium phosphate, salt, soy protein concentrate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score




Purina
Savor Adult Tuna, Shrimp & Rice Entrée in Sauce

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, tuna, wheat gluten, chicken, liver, shrimp, rice, meat by products, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, corn oil, tricalcium phosphate, salt, soy protein concentrate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Turkey & Cheese Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, turkey, liver, wheat gluten, meat by products, corn starch modified, cheese, artificial and natural flavors, salt, calcium phosphate, sodium caseinate, soy protein concentrate, soybean oil, potassium chloride, spice and coloring, dried whey, taurine, sodium tripolyphosphate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Turkey – Meat, skin, and bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey. loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Sodium Caseinate – A protein found in milk from mammals. An additive that is not needed. If your cat is allergic to millk based products, this should be avoided.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Turkey & Rice Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, turkey, wheat gluten, liver, meat by products, rice, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, salt, soy protein isolate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Turkey – Meat, skin, and bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey. loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Turkey & Vegetable Entrée Classic

 

Ingredients

Turkey, meat by products, water sufficient for processing, fish, tomatoes, carrots, artificial and natural flavors, calcium phosphate, guar gum, potassium chloride, taurine, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Turkey – Meat, skin, and bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey. loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Fish – This is the most vague term used for this ingredient. We have no idea what species of fish was used, or even what family this fish belongs to.

Tomatoes – The actual tomato for cats is OK to eat in small amounts, but the leaves and stems are poisonous for them.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult White Meat Chicken & Vegetable Entrée in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water sufficient for processing, chicken, wheat gluten, liver, meat by products, tomatoes, carrots, turkey, corn starch modified, artificial and natural flavors, salt, calcium phosphate, soy protein concentrate, potassium chloride, added color, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, and potassium iodide

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Wheat Gluten – Gluten that has been extracted from wheat. A plant based protein, so mostly nutritionally useless in cat food.

Liver – An organ meat that is packed full of nutrients. Rich in Vitamin A. A good quality ingredient, yet intake has to be monitored. A vague term as we don't know the source of the liver.

Meat By-Products – By-products from a vague source. 'Meat' doesn't indicate where the by-products originate.

Ingredients to Point Out

Gluten – Gluten is the protein that is found in many different types of grains, including wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is a protein source. Cats simply cannot digest gluten and use it effectively in their bodies. They need protein from a meat source.

Meat – The term ‘meat’ can mean anything. Safe ingredients will name the source. Example, chicken meal vs meat meal. The first ingredient you know is coming from chicken. The second one, you have no idea. It could actually be cats and dogs. Some pet food manufacturers actually used to use euthanized pets for meat meal. This practice is not popular anymore because people found out what ‘meat’ meant. This was just an example of what ‘meat’ can mean.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Artifical Flavoring – Man-made chemicals that are usually sprayed onto the food to entice the cat to eat it.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Chicken & Rice Formula

 

Ingredients

Chicken, brewer’s rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by product meal (natural source of glucosamine), dried egg product, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), wheat flour, fish meal, soy protein isolate, animal liver flavor, brewer’s dried yeast, inulin, potassium chloride, added color, phosphoric acid, salt, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, zinc sulfate, L Lysine monohydrochloride, ferrous sulfate, L ascorbyl 2 polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, and Vitamin A supplement

First 5 ingredients

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Rice – A cereal grain that provides little to no nutrition in cat food, yet is very popular to add in cat food.

Corn Gluten Meal– A by-product of processing corn. There is actually no gluten, but corn protein.

Poultry By Product Meal - The dry rendered by-products of poultry. Poultry usually refers to chicken, duck, turkey, or geese.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Ingredients to Point Out

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Salmon & Rice Formula

 

Ingredients

Salmon, brewer’s rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by product meal, dried egg product, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), wheat flour, fish meal, animal liver flavor, soy protein concentrate, inulin, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, salt, calcium carbonate, added color, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, L Lysine monohydrochloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, L ascorbyl 2 polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), and sodium selenite

First 5 ingredients

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Rice – A cereal grain that provides little to no nutrition in cat food, yet is very popular to add in cat food.

Corn Gluten Meal– A by-product of processing corn. There is actually no gluten, but corn protein.

Poultry By Product Meal - The dry rendered by-products of poultry. Poultry usually refers to chicken, duck, turkey, or geese.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Purina
Savor Adult Tuna & Rice Formula

 

Ingredients

Tuna, brewer’s rice, poultry by product meal, corn gluten meal, dried egg product, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), wheat flour, fish meal, animal liver flavor, soy protein concentrate, inulin, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, added color, calcium carbonate, salt, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, L ascorbyl 2 polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B 12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D 3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), and sodium selenite

First 5 ingredients

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Rice – A cereal grain that provides little to no nutrition in cat food, yet is very popular to add in cat food.

Poultry By Product Meal - The dry rendered by-products of poultry. Poultry usually refers to chicken, duck, turkey, or geese.

Corn Gluten Meal– A by-product of processing corn. There is actually no gluten, but corn protein.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Purina
Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula

 

Ingredients

Chicken, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, brewers rice, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, dried egg product, wheat flour, animal liver flavor, fish meal, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, glycerin, inulin, brewers dried yeast, gelatin, salt, phosphoric acid, added color, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, L-Cysteine, taurine, sodium bisulfite, zinc sulfate, DL-Methionine, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), and sodium selenite

First 5 ingredients

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Corn Gluten Meal– A by-product of processing corn. There is actually no gluten, but corn protein.

Poultry By Product Meal - The dry rendered by-products of poultry. Poultry usually refers to chicken, duck, turkey, or geese.

Brewers Rice – The small, milled fragments of processed rice. Contains less nutrients than whole white rice.

Soy Flour -This flour is made from soybeans that are ground fine enough for a powder consistency.

Ingredients to Point Out

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Added Coloring – Sometimes known as artificial coloring. Certain colors, such as ‘Red #3’ are cancerous and are banned from uses in human products. Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide also fall into the added color category.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Purina
Shredded Blend Salmon & Rice Formula

 

Ingredients

Salmon, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, soybean meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soy protein concentrate, dried egg product, wheat flour, fish meal, animal liver flavor, glycerin, chicken, gelatin, inulin, soy protein isolate, salt, phosphoric acid, caramel color, calcium carbonate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, potassium chloride, Vitamin E supplement, L-Cysteine, taurine, sodium bisulfite, zinc sulfate, DL-Methionine, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), and sodium selenite

First 5 ingredients

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Brewers Rice – The small, milled fragments of processed rice. Contains less nutrients than whole white rice.

Corn Gluten Meal– A by-product of processing corn. There is actually no gluten, but corn protein.

Poultry By Product Meal - The dry rendered by-products of poultry. Poultry usually refers to chicken, duck, turkey, or geese.

Soybean Meal – This is the powdery by-product of grinding soybeans to make soybean oil. Soy based ingredients are not good. This ingredient is filler.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Grains – Grains are of poor nutritonal value for cats. Cats cannot digest grains easily. They are in cat foods as a filler ingredient and filler only. Wheat, corn, corn flour, flour, white rice, ground rice, barley, brewer's rice, etc. fall into this category. Ingredients such as wheat gluten and corn gluten also fall into this category as these ingredients originate from grains.

Corn based ingredients – Corn, especially, is hard to digest and a source of allergies, and health problems. Corn starch, while not corn, is corn based and is an unneeded source of carbohydrates. Protein (corn gluten) from corn is not appropriate as cats are carnivores. Corn based ingredients should be avoided if possible.

By-Products – The clean parts of named animal other than the actual meat. This can include the brain, bone, blood, kidneys, clean intestines, clean stomach, and lungs. Basically anything from the slaughtered animal except the hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs.

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Caramel (Color) - Just 'caramel' is added to enhance the flavor of the food. Caramel is basically sugar. Cats cannot taste sweets. An ingredient that has no business in cat food. A low quality ingredient.
It could also mean caramel coloring, if that is the case it would be under the term 'added coloring.' Caramel color alters the appearance of the food and is potentially harzardous as it is possibly carcinogenic.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


CANNED
CANNED – Savor
Go to Beef & Chicken Entrée in Gravy
Go to Beef & Cheese Entrée in Gravy
Go to Beef, Carrots & Rice Entrée in Gravy
Go to Chicken & Cheese Entrée in Gravy
Go to Chicken & Rice Entrée in Gravy
Go to Chicken & Spinach Entrée Classic
Go to Chunky Chicken Entrée
Go to Chicken, Tuna & Wild Rice Entrée in Sauce
Go to Salmon & Cheese Entrée in Sauce
Go to Salmon & Rice Entrée
Go to Salmon, Shrimp & Rice Entrée in Sauce
Go to Seafood Stew Entrée in Sauce
Go to Sole & Vegetable Entrée in Sauce
Go to Tuna Entrée in Sauce
Go to Tuna, Shrimp & Rice Entrée in Sauce
Go to Turkey & Cheese Entrée in Gravy
Go to Turkey & Rice Entrée in Gravy
Go to Turkey & Vegetable Entrée Classic
Go to White Meat Chicken & Vegetable Entrée in Gravy
DRY
Go to Chicken & Rice Formula
Go to Salmon & Rice Formula
Go to Tuna & Rice Formula
Go to Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula
Go to Shredded Blend Salmon & Rice Formula


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