Editor’s Taste Rating
First off, it does not taste like a delicious T-bone steak. The flavor is more liver like, but not as strong as you would expect it. To give you an idea of what it taste like, it is similar to human pate, but a poor man’s version that is crude tasting. After ingestion this recipe leaves a repulsive after taste.
|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
- 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..
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.
Liver and Beef are good straight meat sources. Keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water. Too bad they are not at the very top of the ingredient list and it does not specify what kind of animal the liver is from.
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, meat by-products, liver, beef, chicken, chicken by-products, added color, calcium carbonate, natural flavors, sodium tripolyphosphate, carrageenan, dried yam, xanthan gum, potassium chloride, salt, erythorbic acid, t-bone steak flavor, guar gum, zinc sulfate, sodium nitrite (for color retention), vitamin A, D3, and E supplements, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
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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