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Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Englewood, Colorado
Parent company
Dr. Elsey's
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.40
Cost per day: $0.69
Primary proteins
  • Duck
  • Duck Liver
  • Dried Egg Product


Duck, Duck Broth, Duck Liver, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Agar-Agar, Barley Grass, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Taurine, Magnesium Proteinate, Salt, Dried New Zealand Green Mussels, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Organic Sunflower Oil, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide.

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Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 53%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 81%
? 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 75%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 10.5%

Fat: 7%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 3.5%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 47.73%

Fat: 31.82%

Fiber: 4.55%

Carb: 15.91%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 33.87%

Fat: 54.84%

Carb: 11.29%

Our Review

  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Dr. Elsey's has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The second ingredient is Duck Broth. Duck broth is made by boiling duck meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. When added to pet food, duck broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third ingredient is Duck Liver. Duck liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a duck. In pet food, duck liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids. It can be a source of novel protein in recipes formulated for pets with allergies.

The fourth ingredient is Dried Egg Product. Dried egg product can refer to dried or dehydrated egg white, yolk, or shells, or a combination of all three. The dried egg product found in pet food is a good source of healthy, easily digested protein.

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.

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 Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food to the other 1447 wet cat food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 47.73% 52.8%
DM Fat 31.82% 17.7%
DM Fiber 4.55% 6.35%
DM Carb 15.91% 13.93%
Caloric Content 1230 kcal/kg 957 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 5.07% less protein
  • 14.12% more fat
  • 1.80% less fiber
  • 9.38% less carb
  • 273 more kcal/kg

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.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per oz $0.4 $0.43
Price per 100 kcal $1.14 $1.76
Price per day $0.69 $1.05

Analysis Overview

Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food is priced below the average market price for wet cat food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Canned Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from duck based sources.

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