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Lotus Sardine Grain-Free Pate Canned Cat Food

Lotus Sardine Grain-Free Pate 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: $0.68
Primary proteins
  • Sardine
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

Sardine, Sardine Broth, Peas, Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal, Agar-Agar, Carrots, Asparagus, Cranberries, Blueberries, New Zealand Green Mussel, Salmon OIl, Olive Oil, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, 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 B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 50%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 59%
? 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

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Protein: 10%

Fat: 3.5%

Fiber: 1.2%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 7.3%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 45.45%

Fat: 15.91%

Fiber: 5.45%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 33.18%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 38.76%

Fat: 32.95%

Carb: 28.29%

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 health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Contains kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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 Sardine Grain-Free Pate Canned Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Sardine. Sardines are small, oily fish that are used for human consumption worldwide. In pet food, sardine serves as a source of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and Omega-3 essential fatty acid.

The second ingredient is Sardine Broth. Sardine broth is made by boiling any species of sardine fish to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. It’s often a byproduct of the sardine processing industry. In pet food, sardine broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third 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.

The fourth ingredient is Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal. Whole ground flaxseed meal comes from the flax plant, which is cultivated for both food and fiber. In pet food, whole ground flaxseed meal serves as a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which provide a number of benefits and contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.

The fifth ingredient is Agar-Agar. Agar-Agar is a gelling agent derived from red or purple seaweed. It’s non-toxic and often used in processed pet food. Due to its gelling and binding properties, Agar-Agar is used to give canned pet food a palatable texture and appearance. This product is also a good alternative to regular gelatin since it’s completely vegan with minimal smell and taste.

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

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product info

$0.3

Market Price avg.

$0.43

% From the Avg

-30%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$1.13

Market Price avg.

$1.76

% From the Avg

-36%

Price per day

Product info

$0.68

Market Price avg.

$1.05

% From the Avg

-36%

Lotus Sardine Grain-Free Pate 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 Sardine Grain-Free Pate Canned Cat Food to the other 1447 wet cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

45.45%

All Products avg.

52.84%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

Product info

15.91%

All Products avg.

17.7%

% From the Avg

-10%

DM Fiber

Product info

5.45%

All Products avg.

6.35%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Carb

Product info

33.18%

All Products avg.

13.87%

% From the Avg

+139%

Analysis Overview

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

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