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Lotus Low-Fat Chicken Grain-Free Recipe Dry Cat Food

Lotus Low-Fat Chicken Grain-Free Recipe Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Los Angeles, California
Parent company
Lotus Pet Food, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.17
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Chicken Liver
  • White Fish
View Feeding Instruction

Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

GOT IT

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, Tapioca Flour, Pea Fiber, Chicken Liver, White Fish, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yeast Flavor, Cranberries, Dried Egg Product, Clams, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Carrots, Calcium Propionate, Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), New Zealand Green Mussels, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Yucca schidigera, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate, DL Methionine, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridixoine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Selenium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Rosemary Extract

Overall Score

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59%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 75%
? 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 27%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 60%
? 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 64%

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: 30%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 7%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 7%

Carb: 36%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 7.78%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 40%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 33.23%

Fat: 26.9%

Carb: 39.87%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Lotus has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • 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 Lotus since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Lotus has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Lotus Low-Fat Chicken Grain-Free Recipe 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 Lentils. Lentils are legumes. In pet food, lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

The fifth ingredient is Tapioca Flour. Tapioca flour is a type of starch that comes from the cassava root. It is often used as a filler or binder, as well as a source of easily digested carbohydrates. In pet food, tapioca flour is often added to grain-free and gluten-free recipes.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Lotus Low-Fat Chicken Grain-Free Recipe Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$4.18

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

+29%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.29

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

+41%

Price per day

Product info

$0.17

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

+44%

Lotus Low-Fat Chicken Grain-Free Recipe Dry Cat Food is priced well above the average market price for dry 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 Lotus Low-Fat Chicken Grain-Free Recipe Dry Cat Food to the other 496 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

33.33%

All Products avg.

38.97%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

Product info

11.11%

All Products avg.

16.72%

% From the Avg

-34%

DM Fiber

Product info

7.78%

All Products avg.

5.07%

% From the Avg

+53%

DM Carb

Product info

40%

All Products avg.

37.94%

% From the Avg

+5%

Analysis Overview

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

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