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Friskies Pate Turkey Giblets Canned Cat Food

Friskies Pate Turkey  Giblets Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.46
Primary proteins
  • Meat By-Products
  • Turkey
  • Poultry By-Products
  • Fish

Ingredients

Meat By-Products, Water Sufficient For Processing, Turkey, Poultry By-Products, Fish, Poultry Giblets, Rice, Artificial And Natural Flavors, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Added Color, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Magnesium Sulfate, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide.

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Overall Score

60%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 71%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 41%
? 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 63%
? 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 87%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 69%
? 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

Protein: 10%

Fat: 5%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 3.3%

Carb: 2.7%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein: 45.45%

Fat: 22.73%

Fiber: 4.55%

Ash: 15%

Carb: 12.27%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein: 40.25%

Fat: 48.88%

Carb: 10.87%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Contains artificial food dyes
  • Contains carrageenan – a potentially inflammatory additive
  • Contains vaguely-named Meat products
  • Contains Poultry by products
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Friskies - Dry Cat Food (06/27/2011) -+
Date: 06/27/2011
Company Name: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Product Description: Dry Cat Food
Recall Reason: Salmonella

Ingredient Review

Our review of Friskies Pate Turkey Giblets Canned Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Meat By-Products. The meat by-products in pet food may be organs such as liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and more, as well as meat left over from butchering. While meat by-products include offal that isn’t meant for human consumption, it may not contain hooves, horns, teeth, or animal hides.

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 Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

The fourth ingredient is Poultry By-Products. The poultry by-products in pet food are defined as dry, ground, parts of poultry carcasses that have been rendered clean. Most pet food companies use poultry by-products such as liver, kidney, heart, and gizzard, which are sources of protein and other nutrients. Some do include chicken, turkey, and duck by-products like feathers, bones, and beaks, all ground up and unidentifiable.

The fifth ingredient is Fish. Fish is a general term for meat from freshwater and saltwater fish. In pet food, fish serves as a source of protein. It can double as a source of other nutrients including omega essential fatty acids.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Friskies Pate Turkey Giblets Canned Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.19

Market Price avg.

$0.52

% From the Avg

-63%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.77

Market Price avg.

$2.15

% From the Avg

-64%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.46

Market Price avg.

$1.29

% From the Avg

-64%

Friskies Pate Turkey Giblets Canned Cat Food is priced well below 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 Friskies Pate Turkey Giblets Canned Cat Food to the other 1538 wet cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

45.45%

All Products avg.

52.97%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

22.73%

All Products avg.

17.71%

% From the Avg

+28%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.55%

All Products avg.

6.38%

% From the Avg

-29%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

12.27%

All Products avg.

14%

% From the Avg

-12%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other wet cat foods.

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