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Halo Spot's Stew carb count?

Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
edited 13 November, 2011 in Food & Nutrition
Does anyone know the carb percentage for the Spot's Stew cans? A diabetic foster that I got off insulin got a new home and his owner found that he really likes Spot's Stew. I haven't bought that in a long time but I seem to remember lots of veggies. It's not listed on the Binky's chart - is anyone familiar with the carb content? When he was here I kept him in the 7-8% range.

Comments

  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 10 November, 2011
    It's kind of low in carbs: http://felinediabetes.com/FDMB/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=13116 Halo's Spot Stew is mostly water and fruits/veggies with little actual meat :? It's not worth buying, IMO. I would stick with the foods on Binky's list and on this newer chart. There are good quality low carb foods that are mostly meat with few fruits/veggies.
  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 10 November, 2011
    Merlin, thank you so much. I had a feeling that it wasn't a great choice but since he liked it I figured I'd try to find out for sure. Great new chart - thank you so much for posting that link!
  • Jennifer HearinJennifer Hearin Member Posts: 1,939
    edited 10 November, 2011
    Hi BK, Spot's Stew is one of the canned foods I've always stayed away from. I can't remember exactly what the ingredients are, but it seems like as Merlin said the veggies are the predominant ingredients. It really turned me off when I looked at it. I look at it every once in a while when I'm in pet stores and I always quickly put it back on the shelf after seeing the ingredients. I would think the carbs would be higher considering all the veggies in this food (that I remember). Why do they have to put in all these veggies in cat food??
  • Obli CarnObli Carn Member Posts: 9
    edited 12 November, 2011
    Hi BK A very dedicated cat parent took the time to compile this vast carb chart where it seems every food has been researched & companies were even contacted personally (dry matter basis). Hope this helps, your posts are very informative all the time ;) parenting-furkids.com/index.php?topic=747.0 parenting-furkids.com/index.php?topic=747.0
  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 13 November, 2011
    Thanks Guest! Lola's mom was kind enough to send me this link too and I think we can thank Mo for all her hard work. This is such a valuable resource!
  • Jennifer HearinJennifer Hearin Member Posts: 1,939
    edited 13 November, 2011
    This is a very helpful list. It shows that not all canned food is necessarily low carb. I had fed Natural Balance here and there and I assumed it was low enough in carbs, but wow it looks like most of the NB are pretty high carb (from 20% to 40% carb). I guess all that pea starch is really carby. Too bad the other brands wouldn't let you publish the info. Thanks Guest! I know who compiled this list and I hope this Catster (or former Catster?) is still going to post here. I always appreciated her informative posts. I don't think I saw Weruva on the list - this is another brand that is often recommended, and I'm curious about the carb content. Thanks for all the effort in compiling this important info! =D>
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 13 November, 2011
    You can always check Binky's canned food charts and this newer chart for carb content of various brands of food =; The newer chart lists many of the higher end brands: Wellness, EVO, Merrick, etc. Some of the values are more updated than what is on Binky's charts. By Nature Organic canned carb content here
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