Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: June 5, 2024

Sheba Perfect Portions Paté (Wet) Review

Updated: June 5, 2024

Our Verdict


Recommended with Reservations

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

The range is made from high-quality food sources which are suitable for adult and senior cats.  The meat content provides a good source of protein which is almost entirely animal-based.

  • Good nutritional content
  • Protein is almost entirely animal-based
  • Affordably priced
  • Ingredients include guar gum binder
  • Contains added colors

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 Chicken Paté (Kitten) 3 G
Sheba Perfect Portions Salmon Paté (Kitten) 3 G
Sheba Perfect Portions Delicate Salmon Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Gourmet Chicken & Tuna Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Roasted Chicken & Liver Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Roasted Turkey Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Savory Chicken Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Signature Seafood Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Tender Beef Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Tender Whitefish & Tuna Entree 3 A
Sheba Perfect Portions Delectable Tuna Entree 3 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Sheba Perfect Portions Paté Savoury 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 Paté Savory Chicken Entree

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken, water, poultry liver, chicken broth, guar gum, potassium chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, fish oil, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, magnesium sulfate, tapioca starch, dl-methionine, taurine, salt, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, iron oxide color, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

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

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 chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The fifth ingredient is guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product. gum.  

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

The seventh ingredient is sodium tripolyphosphate. Sodium Tripolyphosphate is used as a preservative to retain the freshness of cat food.

The eighth 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.

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 Premium Pate Savory Chicken Entree looks like an average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 22%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 45.9% and an above-average fat level of 23.4%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 22.7% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 51%.

This means that this Sheba Perfect Portions Premium Pate 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 Premium Paté 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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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.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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