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Almo Nature HQS Complete Salmon with Papaya Wet Cat Food

Almo Nature HQS Complete Salmon with Papaya Wet 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: $1.61
Primary proteins
  • Salmon

Ingredients

Salmon, Fish Broth, Papaya, Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Calcium Sulfate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Glycine Complex, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Taurine.

Overall Score

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66%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 74%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 33%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 50%
? 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%

Fat: 1.5%

Fiber: 1.5%

Moisture: 82%

Ash: 3%

Carb: 0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 66.67%

Fat: 8.33%

Fiber: 8.33%

Ash: 16.67%

Carb: 0%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 76.71%

Fat: 23.29%

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
  • 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 Salmon with Papaya Wet Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Fish Broth. Fish broth is a byproduct of the seafood cooking process, and can contain fish of any kind. In pet food, fish broth adds flavor and aroma, along with some nutrients.

The third ingredient is Papaya. Papaya is a tropical fruit with edible, bright-orange flesh and large black seeds. While we humans might enjoy it in fruit salad, the papaya in pet food is often used as a source of digestive enzymes that help your companion’s body break down protein more efficiently.

The fourth ingredient is Sunflower Oil. Sunflower oil is a type of culinary oil that is pressed from ripe sunflower seeds. In pet food, sunflower oil can be a good source of healthy fat, vitamin E, and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The fifth 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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Almo Nature HQS Complete Salmon with Papaya Wet Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.67$0.43+56%
Price per 100 kcal$2.69$1.76+53%
Price per day$1.61$1.05+54%

Almo Nature HQS Complete Salmon with Papaya Wet 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 Salmon with Papaya Wet Cat Food to the other 1447 wet cat food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein66.67%52.8%+26%
DM Fat8.33%17.7%-53%
DM Fiber8.33%6.35%+31%
DM Carb0%13.93%-100%
Caloric Content875.5 kcal/kg957 kcal/kg-9%

Analysis Overview

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

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