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Crave Salmon & Trout Pate is a high-quality wet cat food. It has a significantly above average proportion of protein and fat and a significantly below average proportion of carbohydrates. This nutrition profile very closely matches what cats would consume in the wild. The formula contains some high quality and nutritious ingredients including Chicken, Chicken Liver, and Salmon. It does not contain any carbohydrate contributing ingredients like vegetables or starches. Crave Salmon & Trout Pate contains a small number of meat and fish ingredients. For this reason, it may be suitable for cats with dietary allergies or sensitivities.

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Very Satisfactory Nutrition High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients No Grains or By-products

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A Full review of Salmon & Trout Pate by Crave

Crave Salmon & Trout Pate Packaging

Nutritional Analysis

The ideal nutrition for a cat is a high amount of protein, a medium amount of fat. Cats do not require carbohydrates in their diet. However, they can safely consume small amounts of carbohydrates with minimal effect.

Crave Salmon + Trout Pate Calorie Breakdown Chart

Carbohydrate Content Analysis

Cats use carbohydrates as a simple energy source. Cats do not require carbohydrates in their diet and they are commonly added to reduce cost and increase shelf life. As the chart above displays, a maximum of 8% of Crave Salmon & Trout Pate calories are derived from carbohydrates. Please note that this is the maximum amount of carbohydrates as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of carbohydrates is likely to be a lot lower. This is significantly below average for a Wet Cat Food.

The carbohydrate proportion found in this cat food formula is insignificant and likely close to zero. A lack of vegetable ingredients is responsible for this very low and satisfactory proportion. This matches a cats natural diet which does not contain carbohydrates.

Protein Content Analysis

Cats use Protein for growth, development, and maintenance. Excess protein can be burned as calories. As the chart above displays, a minimum of 43% of Crave Salmon & Trout Pate calories are derived from protein. Please note that this is the minimum amount of protein as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of protein is likely to be higher. This is above average for a Wet Cat Food.

This is a satisfactory proportion of protein for a cats diet. While this proportion could be higher, the additional protein is not a requirement. This protein proportion is sourced from a mix of meat and fish ingredients such as Chicken and Salmon. These are all considered high-quality sources of protein and would provide the full range of needed amino acids.

Fat Content Analysis

Cats use fat for a concentrated energy source. In addition, fats also play a role in development and maintenance. As the chart above displays, a minimum of 49% of Crave Salmon & Trout Pate calories are derived from Fat. Please note that this is the minimum amount of fat as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of fat is likely to be a lot higher. This is significantly above average for a Wet Cat Food.

This is a very satisfactory proportion of fat and would be sufficient to a cats bodily needs and to be a source of concentrated energy. This fat is sourced from the same range of meat and fish ingredients as the protein proportion. Examples include Chicken and Salmon. These are suitable sources of fat for a cat and are easily digested.

Calorie Density

Overall Crave Salmon & Trout Pate contains an average of 1124 kcal/kg, 42 kcal/serving

Disclaimer

Once again please note that the values in this section are calculated using the products guaranteed analysis. The guaranteed analysis only lists the minimum and maximum values and as a consequence, these can sometimes be an inaccurate representation. As a rule of thumb, most cat foods will contain slightly more protein and considerably more fat than their guaranteed analysis. This will have the knock-on effect of reducing the relative amount of carbohydrates present. However also note that every cat food is different and some will be considerably closer to the guaranteed analysis than others.

Guaranteed Analysis – Crave Salmon & Trout Pate

Pet foods in the United States are legally required by the AAFCO to have a guaranteed analysis on their packaging. A guaranteed analysis must display certain nutritional information. This is similar to how nutritional values are now commonly displayed on food for human consumption. The information that must be displayed includes Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fiber, and Moisture. Some guaranteed analysis will contain additional information. The guaranteed analysis for this product is listed below.

  • Crude Protein (Min) – 12.00%
  • Crude Fat (Min) – 6.00%
  • Crude Fiber (Max) – 1.0%
  • Moisture (Max) – 78.00%

Ingredient Analysis

The ingredients of a pet food are displayed as a list in descending order. Those listed at the start of the list make up the majority of a pet foods content. Therefore the quality of these core ingredients is the most important factor in determining the quality of a pet food. However, later ingredients should not be ignored, especially if they are deemed potentially dangerous or harmful.

High-Quality Ingredients

  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Trout
  • Chicken Heart

Low-Quality Ingredients

  • N/A

Dangerous / Harmful Ingredients

  • N/A

In-Depth Meat/Fish Ingredient Review

The meat ingredients of a cat food are probably the most important ingredients. Crave Salmon & Trout Pate contains six sources of meat or fish.

The primary fish source present is Salmon. Salmon is considered a high-quality source of protein. Salmons most abundant minerals are Vitamin B12 and Selenium. Just like other fish, Salmon contains a large quantity of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

The secondary meat source present is Chicken. Chicken is considered a high-quality source of protein. In addition to being a fantastic protein source, chicken has high levels of Niacin and Vitamin B6.

Chicken Liver is considered a high-quality source of meat. Liver contains a much higher concentration of some nutrients than traditional meat cuts. Some of the nutrients present in Liver are Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Iron. In addition to these nutrients Liver also contains a high amount of protein.

In-Depth None-Meat Ingredient Review

Full Ingredient List – Crave Salmon & Trout Pate

Salmon, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Pork Broth, Chicken Broth, Trout, Chicken Heart, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Beta Carotene Color, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Carrageenan, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Choline Chloride, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Taurine, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K Activity).