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Lotus Salmon Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

Lotus Salmon Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Los Angeles, California
Parent company
Lotus Pet Food, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Cat Food
Cost per day: $1.03
Primary proteins
  • Salmon
  • White Fish
  • Clams
  • Eggs

Ingredients

Salmon, Salmon Broth, White Fish, White Fish Broth, Peas, Natural Flavor, Agar Agar, Tricalicum Phosphate, Clams, New Zealand Green Mussel, Blueberries, Asparagus, Carrots, Cranberries, Eggs, Olive Oil, Salmon OIl, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.

Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 62%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 77%
? 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 60%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 77%

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: 9%

Fat: 4%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 2.75%

Carb: 5.25%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 40.91%

Fat: 18.18%

Fiber: 4.55%

Ash: 12.5%

Carb: 23.86%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 37.56%

Fat: 40.54%

Carb: 21.91%

Our Review

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • To our knowledge, Lotus has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Green-lipped mussel is added as a source of glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Contains a small amount of 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 Salmon Pate Grain-Free Canned 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 Salmon Broth. Salmon broth is made by boiling salmon to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, salmon broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third ingredient is White Fish. White fish is a general term that refers to mostly freshwater and saltwater fish species with light-colored flesh. In pet food, white fish is a source of protein and essential nutrients including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The fourth ingredient is White Fish Broth. White fish broth is liquid that is made by boiling any species of white fish meat and bones. In pet food, white fish broth adds flavor and aroma, along with some nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Lotus Salmon Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.46

Market Price avg.

$0.49

% From the Avg

-6%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$1.72

Market Price avg.

$2.02

% From the Avg

-15%

Price per day

Product Price

$1.03

Market Price avg.

$1.21

% From the Avg

-15%

Lotus Salmon Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food is priced 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 Lotus Salmon Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food to the other 1538 wet cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

40.91%

All Products avg.

52.98%

% From the Avg

-23%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

18.18%

All Products avg.

17.72%

% From the Avg

+3%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.55%

All Products avg.

6.38%

% From the Avg

-29%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

23.86%

All Products avg.

13.98%

% From the Avg

+71%

Analysis Overview

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

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