Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: June 5, 2024

Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro (Wet) Review

Updated: June 5, 2024

Our Verdict


Recommended with Reservations

Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro product range is made of three recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor average rating, 3 stars.

The range has many quality ingredients and is high in meat content, protein and fat.

  • Made without grain, corn, wheat, or soy
  • The fish used is sustainably sourced
  • Affordably priced
  • Made with fresh source of animal protein
  • Use of unspecified ingredients such as animal plasma

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Sheba Perfect portions Bistro Chicken in Alfredo Sauce Entree 3 M
Sheba Perfect portions Bistro Salmon in Creamy Sauce Entree 3 M
Sheba Perfect portions Bistro Seafood in Scampi Sauce Entree 3 M

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro Salmon in Creamy Sauce Entree was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro Salmon in Creamy Sauce Entree

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Water, salmon, chicken, poultry by-products, animal plasma, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, dried egg product, potassium chloride, fish oil, glucose, glycine, magnesium sulfate, salt, sodium caseinate, natural parmesan and butter flavor, natural flavor, choline chloride, ascorbic acid (preservative), taurine, sodium tripolyphosphate, xanthan gum, guar gum, calcium carbonate, dl-methionine, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, iron oxide colorant, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin D3 supplement, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, menadione sodium bisulfite complex

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is water which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most wet cat foods.

The second ingredient is salmon.  Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega-3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

The third ingredient is chickenChicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is poultry by-products, or slaughterhouse waste. This is what’s left of slaughtered poultry after all the prime cuts have been removed.  In addition to organs, this item can also include feet, beaks, undeveloped eggs and almost anything other than prime skeletal muscle.  

The quality of this ingredient can vary, depending on the caliber of the raw materials obtained by the manufacturer.  Although this item contains all the amino acids a dog needs, we consider poultry by-products slightly lower in quality than a single species item (like chicken by-products).

The fifth ingredient is animal plasma.  Plasma is what remains of blood after the blood cells themselves have been removed.  In most cases, plasma can be considered a nutritious addition.  

However, since there’s no mention of a specific animal in the name of this particular ingredient, this item could be sourced from any species. And that fact can make it difficult to isolate the cause of a cat’s food-based allergy.  For this reason, we do not consider generic animal plasma a quality ingredient.

The sixth ingredient is tapioca.  Tapioca starch, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The seventh ingredient is sunflower oilSunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.  

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.  There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The eighth ingredient is dried egg productA dehydrated form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly. Lower grade egg products can even come from commercial hatcheries — from eggs that have failed to hatch.  In any case, eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro Salmon in Creamy Sauce Entree looks like an average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 43.8%, a fat level of 28.1% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 20.1%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 43.8% and an above-average fat level of 28.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 20.1% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 64%.

This means that this Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro product line contains higher than average protein, higher than average fat and below average carbohydrate when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Sheba Perfect Portions Bistro is a good quality wet cat food product made with a fresh source of animal protein.  It is high in meat content and made without grain, corn, wheat, or soy.

Has Sheba cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Sheba cat food has no known history of product recalls.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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Sheba is a cat food brand created and manufactured by Mars, Inc., the world’s highest-earning pet food company. In addition to Sheba, Mars owns and manufactures more than 40 pet brands, including Whiskas, Royal Canin, Iams, and Crave.

Most Sheba cat food is manufactured in the United States. Their Signature Broths line is made in Thailand and Sheba Meaty Tender Sticks treats are made in Austria.

Sheba doesn’t specify exactly where all of its ingredients are sourced. Like all Mars brands and subsidiaries, Sheba participates in Mars’ Responsible Sourcing program and holds suppliers to the Mars Supplier Code of Conduct.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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