This moist dog food is a great way to provide the meaty taste that your dog craves in his daily diet. It is one of several gourmet flavors developed by the Cesar brand to be especially tempting and easy to feed to your smaller breed dog. The food is packaged in easy-to-open plastic trays rather than metal cans and portions are small enough that you won’t have to be bothered with storing leftovers in the refrigerator. Great taste for him and great convenience for you!
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Cesar Original Pate Top Sirloin Flavor Canine Cuisine provides approximately 85 Kcal in every 3.5 oz (100 g) tray.
A case of twenty-four 3.5 oz (100 g) trays of this food can be purchased for approximately $22, which comes to $0.92 per tray.
|April 29, 2013
|Cesar Original Pate Top Sirloin Flavor Canine Cuisine
- Sufficient water for processing – Necessary in a moist food product
- Beef by-products – This is a high protein ingredient that could include various organ meats as well as parts left over from slaughtering of cattle
- Liver – An organ meat that is high in protein and vitamins
- Meat by-products – Organs and meat scraps from various species
- Beef – Deboned flesh from cattle
Other Ingredients List
- Chicken by-products
- Calcium carbonate
- Added color
- Natural flavors
- Sodium tripolyphosphate
- Dried yam
- Xanthan gum
- Potassium chloride
- Erythorbic acid
- Top sirloin flavor
- Guar gum
- Zinc sulfate
- Sodium nitrite (for color retention)
- Vitamin A, D3, and E supplements
- D-calcium pantothtenate
- Thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1)
No specific statement could be found on the manufacturer’s website regarding conformity of this product to AAFCO nutritional guidelines or its use in animal feeding tests. Please refer to our glossary for more information on the importance of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) statement for Dog Nutrient Profiles.
An analysis of the first five main ingredients of this food show that it has a lot of protein from meat and meat products. There are no vegetable or grain protein sources included in this food. The protein comes from both cuts of meat and from beef and other meat by-products. By-products are typically leftovers from the process of slaughtering that are not included in products for human consumption. This does not mean that they are of a quality that is unfit for animal feed, however, and can be significant sources of protein and other healthy nutrients. A wet food always includes significant water content so it is not too surprising that water is the first listed ingredient. This food may have higher water content that some other wet foods, however.
Review of the other ingredients reveals chicken-based protein sources and the common moist food thickeners carrageenan, xanthan gum, and guar gum. These plant-derived agents help to give the food a better texture for serving. Several color agents are also included, though these are most likely added to make the product look better for the pet owner, since dogs typically care more about their food’s taste than how it looks. There is some vitamin supplementation but there is hardly any mention of mineral supplements, particularly with the chelated kind of minerals that are easier for your pet to absorb.
Smaller trays make feeding your smaller dog easy and convenient. You will probably not have any leftovers to store in the refrigerator. Opening the tray and setting it on the floor for feeding also makes cleaning up after meals easy. The plastic trays are probably recyclable. The recommended feeding amount is four trays each day per 10 pounds of body weight. If you have a dog that is more medium-sized than really small, he may eat quite a few trays each day, which increases the daily cost of feeding your pet and mitigates the convenience value of the smaller portions. Monitor your pet’s weight carefully. Small dogs should still maintain a healthy and active profile that is lean and athletic to guard against obesity and its associated diseases. Alter how much you are feeding your pet if his condition takes an unhealthy turn.
Cesar pet foods are part of the Mars Petcare family of products, which is a division of Mars Incorporated. The corporate headquarters are in Franklin, Tennessee, and the company states that all of their pet foods are manufactured in various plants throughout the USA.