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Almo Nature HQS Complete Mackerel Recipe with Sweet Potatoes Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

Almo Nature HQS Complete Mackerel Recipe with Sweet Potatoes Grain-Free Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Genoa, Italy
Parent company
Almo Nature
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.67
Cost per day: $1.58
Primary proteins
  • Mackerel

Ingredients

Mackerel, Water Sufficient For Cooking, Sweet Potatoes, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Glycine Complex, Potassium Iodide), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity)), Choline Chloride.

Overall Score

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73%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 81%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 34%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 79%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 12.5%

Fat: 1.5%

Fiber: 0.5%

Moisture: 83%

Ash: 2.5%

Carb: 0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 73.53%

Fat: 8.82%

Fiber: 2.94%

Ash: 14.71%

Carb: 0%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 77.43%

Fat: 22.57%

Carb: 0%

Our Review

Pros
  • Rich in protein
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Almo Nature since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Almo Nature has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Almo Nature HQS Complete Mackerel Recipe with Sweet Potatoes Grain-Free Canned Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Mackerel. Mackerel is meat from a fish belonging to any mackerel species. In pet food, mackerel serves as a source of protein, essential fatty acids, and other important nutrients.

The second ingredient is Water Sufficient. In pet food, the term water sufficient typically refers to the amount of water that is needed to process the rest of the ingredients.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fourth ingredient is Tapioca Starch. Tapioca starch comes from the cassava root. It is often used as a filler or binder, as well as a source of easily digested carbohydrates. Tapioca starch is typically added to grain-free and gluten-free pet foods.

The fifth ingredient is Natural Flavor. In pet food, natural flavor can come from animal products, plant sources, or even minerals. Natural flavor is added to pet food to increase palatability, helping your companion enjoy their meals more.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Almo Nature HQS Complete Mackerel Recipe with Sweet Potatoes Grain-Free Canned Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.67$0.43+56%
Price per 100 kcal$2.64$1.76+50%
Price per day$1.58$1.05+51%

Almo Nature HQS Complete Mackerel Recipe with Sweet Potatoes Grain-Free Canned Cat Food is priced above the average market price for wet cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Almo Nature HQS Complete Mackerel Recipe with Sweet Potatoes Grain-Free Canned Cat Food to the other 1447 wet cat food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein73.53%52.8%+39%
DM Fat8.82%17.7%-50%
DM Fiber2.94%6.35%-54%
DM Carb0%13.93%-100%
Caloric Content892.2 kcal/kg957 kcal/kg-7%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a plant based food that’s high in protein with low fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other Wet Cat Foods.

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