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Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
McLean, Virginia
Parent company
Mars, Incorporated
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $3.15
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Fish Meal

Overall Score

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78%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 49%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 67%
? 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 99%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 40%

Fat: 18%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 28%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 44.44%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carb: 31.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 35.81%

Fat: 39.13%

Carb: 25.06%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Crave since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Crave has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Split Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tapioca, Fish Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Potato Protein, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract. Caloric Content 3788 kcal/kg, 402 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The third ingredient is Pea Protein. Pea protein is a good source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. While the pea protein in pet food isn’t normally a primary protein source, it is easy to digest and it’s also a good source of fiber.

The fourth ingredient is Split Peas. Beets are taproots from beet plants. When added to pet food, beets can be a good source of grain-free carbohydrates for energy, fiber to support digestion, and vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to enhance your companion’s overall wellbeing

The fifth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food to the other 577 Cat Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 44.44% 38.33%
DM Fat 20% 16.74%
DM Fiber 4.44% 4.98%

This recipe has:

  • 6.11% more protein
  • 3.26% more fat
  • 0.54% less fiber

Cats typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for Cat Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Crave with Protein from Chicken Adult Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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