Editor’s Taste Rating
Not great tasting. To best describe it, it is like a bad liver pate and not roasted chicken, but nevertheless it does have some kind of liver flavor shining through. The worse part is a repulsive aftertaste that lingers for awhile.
|8% (min)||3.5% (min)||1% (max)||82% (max)||3.9% (est.)|
Dry Matter Analysis
|44% (min)||19% (min)||5.6% (max)||18% (min)||22% (est.)|
*Estimated Carbs do not include fiber
|Calories||386 (per lbs)|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Sufficient water for processing
- beef by-products
- animal liver
- meat by-products
Water: Not much to say about this ingredient, except to note the moisture level of this product to beware how much water/moisture you are buying.
Beef by-products are non- rendered parts from parts that are not considered fit for human consumption. Typical parts may include spleen, lungs, brains, blood, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc..
Animal Liver is a good straight meat, but it the word “Animal” is a generic term. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities. Keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, this ingredient factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Meat by-products are non- rendered parts from parts that are not considered fit for human consumption. Typical parts may include spleen, lungs, brains, blood, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc.. Some people consider this ingredient to be inferior quality to other meat sources and prefer to avoid it. Please note the animal type is not specified, it just says “Meat”, which leaves an open door to where they may have procure the generic “Meat” from. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.
Chicken is a good straight meat source. Keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, this ingredient factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided.
Xanthan gum is commonly used in food as a thickening agent for both human and animal foods. It may be derived from a variety of source products that are themselves common allergens, such as corn, wheat, dairy, or soy. Thus, if you know your dog is has certain allergies, then it is important to beware that xanthan gum maybe potential source too.
Sufficient water for processing, beef by-products, animal liver, meat by-products, chicken, chicken by-products, calcium carbonate, sodium tripolyphosphate, carrageenan, added color, potassium chloride, xanthan gum, magnesium proteinate, dried yam, natural flavor, salt, erythorbic acid, oven roasted chicken flavor, guar gum, zinc sulfate, vitamin e supplement, monocalcium phosphate, copper sulfate, sodium nitrite (for color retention), d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), vitamin a supplement, vitamin d3 supplement.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Mars
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
|10/08/2016||Cesar Classic||Plastic pieces|
*Recall information from FDA website.
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