Overall, Cesar Duck is a below average dog food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Cesar Duck includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Cesar Duck does contain with its top ingredients duck which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists beef by-products and meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Please also be aware that this product contains carrageenan and guar gum, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef by-products and meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Cesar Duck has:
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on June 4, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Sufficient Water for Processing, Beef By-Products, Animal Liver, Meat By-Products, Duck, Chicken, Chicken By-Products, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Proteinate, Dried Yam, Natural Flavor, Added Color, Salt, Erythorbic Acid, Guar Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Yellow # 6, Monocalcium Phosphate, Yellow #5, Sodium Nitrite (for color retention), Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.