Overall, Cesar Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetables Dinner is a significantly below average dog food, earning 4 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 Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetables Dinner 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 Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetables Dinner does contain with its top ingredients chicken and chicken liver which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Cesar Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetables Dinner also contains as top ingredients wheat gluten. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains corn starch, wheat gluten and meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from corn, wheat gluten or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Cesar Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetables Dinner has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Cesar Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetables Dinner has approximately 70 calories per 100g (20 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on June 11, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Sufficient Water for Processing, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Meat By-Products, Wheat Gluten, Corn Starch, Dried Potatoes, Wheat Flour, Dried Carrots, Dried Peas, Pea Fiber, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Salt, Natural Flavor, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Added Color, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Sodium Nitrite (for color retention).
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.