Cesar T-bone steak flavor

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  • Cesar T-bone steak flavor
  • Published on: December 7, 2014
  • Last modified: February 16, 2017
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Review Summary:

The biggest drawback in Cesar is the top ingredients, where after “water” it starts off with by-product grade meats, then to compound to this drawback they use generic sources such as ‘meat by products”. Generic sources do not instill confidence on where the source may have come from. They do have some better ingredients, but they are further down the list. The flavor is misleading, where it does not taste remotely close to a T-bone steak. Not too impressed.


  • Generic animal type ingredient source is first ingredient after water
  • Does not taste like T-bone steak
  • Contains unnecessary food coloring
  • tBone

    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.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    8% (min) 3.5% (min) 1% (max) 82% (max) 3.9% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    44% (min) 19% (min) 5.6% (max) 18% (min) 22% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories 386 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Sufficient water for processing
    2. beef by-products
    3. meat by-products
    4. liver
    5. beef

    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.

    All Ingredients

    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
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    10/08/2016 Cesar Classic Plastic pieces

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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