Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: August 2, 2023

Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: August 2, 2023

Our Verdict

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Recommended with Reservations

Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor average rating, 3 stars

Made with real protein, essential vitamins, and minerals. This wet cat food is made without grain or corn, and has no artificial flavors or preservatives.  

Pros
  • Four out of the top seven ingredients are animal-based
  • Rich in moisture to support hydration
  • Fish oil for omega 3
Cons
  • Colors included

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

The Cuts in Gravy product line includes 11 cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Delicate Whitefish & Tuna Entree 3 A
Gourmet Salmon & Seafood Entree 3 A
Gourmet Salmon Entree 3 A
Roasted Chicken & Beef Entree 3 A
Roasted Chicken Entree 3 A
Salmon & Shrimp Entree 3 A
Savory Mixed Grill Entree 3 A
Signature Tuna Entree 3 A
Tender Trout Entree 3 A
Tender Turkey Entree 3 A
Tuna & Shrimp Entree 3 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy Roasted Chicken 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 Cuts in Gravy Roasted Chicken Entree

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

43.8%

Protein

15.6%

Fat

32.6%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Water, chicken, poultry liver, animal plasma, tapioca starch, glycine, fish oil, potassium chloride, salt, natural flavor, magnesium sulfate, xanthan gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, caramel color, choline chloride, taurine, dl-methionine, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, 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 chicken. Chicken 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 third ingredient is poultry liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is tapioca starch which is gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The sixth ingredient is glycine. Glycine is an amino acid. This is usually included to improve protein quality of the food. Glycine is seen as a positive addition to this food.

The seventh ingredient is fish oil. Fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA types of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high-quality fats boast the highest bioavailability to dogs and humans.  Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

The eighth ingredient is potassium chloride, which is a nutritional supplement sometimes used as a replacement for the sodium found in table salt.

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 Cuts Roasted Chicken Entree looks like an average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 43.8%, a fat level of 15.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 32.6%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 43.8% and near-average fat level of 15.6%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 32.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 36%.

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

Final Word

Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts is an average-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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About

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. Its 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.

Sources

1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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