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Stella & Chewy’s Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food

Stella & Chewy's Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Parent company
Stella and Chewy’s LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Freeze-Dried Cat Food
Cost per day: $1.27
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Chicken Gizzard

Ingredients

Chicken (Ground With Bone), Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Pumpkin Seed, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Fenugreek Seed, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Taurine, Tocopherols (Preservative), Dandelion, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Overall Score

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66%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 75%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 89%
? 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 25%
? 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 55%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 0%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 95%

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: 45%

Fat: 25%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 20%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 47.37%

Fat: 26.32%

Fiber: 5.26%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 21.05%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 35.8%

Fat: 48.3%

Carb: 15.91%

Our Review

Pros
  • Freeze-dried food retains the nutritional value of raw meat
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Freeze dried cat food requires rehydration, which is time-consuming
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years

Recall History

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

Stella & Chewy's - Dog and cat food (07/02/2015) -+
Date: 07/02/2015
Company Name: Stella & Chewy's
Product Description: Dog and cat food
Recall Reason: Listeria monocytogenes
Stella & Chewy's - Frozen pet foods (12/11/2015) -+
Date: 12/11/2015
Company Name: Stella & Chewy's
Product Description: Frozen pet foods
Recall Reason: Potential for listeria
Stella & Chewy's - Stella & Chewy's Raw Blend, Kibble + Wholesome Grains Red Meat Recipe, with Pumpkin & Quinoa (10/14/2020) -+
Date: 10/14/2020
Company Name: Stella & Chewy's
Product Description: Stella & Chewy's Raw Blend, Kibble + Wholesome Grains Red Meat Recipe, with Pumpkin & Quinoa
Recall Reason: Dog food has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Stella & Chewy's Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw 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 Liver. Chicken liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a chicken. In pet food, chicken liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids.

The third ingredient is Chicken Gizzard. Chicken gizzard is an internal organ from a chicken. While this might not sound appealing to most of us, it is rich in a number of essential nutrients including iron and zinc. Added to pet food, chicken gizzard is also a source of protein and amino acids.

The fourth ingredient is Pumpkin Seed. Pumpkin seeds are flat, oval, protein-rich seeds from inside of any variety of pumpkin. It’s not common to find pumpkin seed in pet food but when they are part of a recipe, they can increase protein content, add healthy fat, and provide plenty of important vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Potassium Chloride. Potassium chloride is a form of potassium, which helps your pet’s entire body function properly. In pet food, potassium chloride supports healthy blood pressure, neural function, metabolism, muscle function, organ function, bone health, and more.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Stella & Chewy's Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$2.61

Market Price avg.

$2.91

% From the Avg

-10%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$2.11

Market Price avg.

$2.26

% From the Avg

-7%

Price per day

Product Price

$1.27

Market Price avg.

$1.36

% From the Avg

-7%

Stella & Chewy's Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food is priced within the average market price for freeze-dried 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 Stella & Chewy's Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food to the other 58 freeze-dried cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

47.37%

All Products avg.

48.5%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

26.32%

All Products avg.

26.84%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.26%

All Products avg.

4.67%

% From the Avg

+13%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

21.05%

All Products avg.

19.42%

% From the Avg

+8%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other freeze-dried cat foods.

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