Evanger's Classic Recipes Beef it Up Dinner Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

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Beef and liver. A classic combo for a classic dinner! This Evanger's Classic Recipe is a simple meat-based formula for obligate carnivores. It's a natural, nutritious meal made with highly palatable ingredients that will satisfy even the most finicky eater.

Key Benefits

  • A tasty all natural grain-free formula that's made in the USA
  • This traditional loaf style is a complete and balanced diet for all life stages
  • Contains added chelated trace minerals and vitamins for optimal health
  • Free from preservatives, salt, fillers, corn and soy for wholesome nutrients
  • The highly palatable flavor entices even the pickiest eaters

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  • Food Texture
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. Beef, Beef Broth, Butternut Squash, Tomato Paste, Chicken Liver, Guar Gum, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C], Thiamine Mononitrate [Source of Vitamin B1], Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Source of Vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement [Source of Vitamin B2], Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide).

Caloric Content

  1. 170 kcal/100g, 386 kcal/13 oz can
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 10.0% min
Crude Fat 6.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.5% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Ash 2.0% max

Feeding Instructions

An average 8-10 lb cat will eat about 1/2 can daily. Adjust as needed for your cat's age & activity. Provide plenty of clean, fresh water at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Evanger's products help with urinary tract infections?

Yes. Struvite crystals, rock-like accretions that scrape sensitive tissues in the urinary tract, are a major cause of inflammation and infection in dogs and cats. The formation of struvite crystals is possible when urine is too alkaline. In meat, we are provided with an acidifier that is natural and promotes overall good health in dogs and cats. So increasing the amount of high quality meat consumed can acidify the urine and help prevent the formation of struvite crystals. Evanger’s offers many canned products whose sole ingredient is USDA meat. Choose from among the eight Grain Free Game Meats, , Hunk of Beef, 100% Organic Chicken, as well as many others. These products are excellent supplements or treats for dogs and cats. For balanced meals, which contain vitamins and minerals, try our Chicken Dinner and Beef Dinner for dogs; USDA certified Organic Braised Chicken Dinner, Organic Turkey with Butternut Squash, and Holistic Pheasant Dinner for cats. Of course, any dog or cat with urinary tract problems should be under the care of a veterinarian.

Can I feed dog food to my cats and cat food to my dogs?

Any Evanger’s food that is pure meat, such as the Grain Free Game Meats, Hunk of Beef, and Wild Salmon, can be fed to both cats and dogs as snacks, treats, or mixed with Evanger’s dry food, snacks, or treats. However, foods that include vitamins and minerals to make a complete balanced diet are formulated specifically for a dog or cat and should be fed to the indicated species.

Knowing the different dietary needs of dogs and cats is very important because pet owners that allow a dog to eat cat food or a cat to eat dog food could end up with a very sick pet….or worse. Illnesses do not usually happen if only a few meals are shared, but will happen if it continues on a regular basis. Incidentally, dogs are omnivores like people; they eat both meat and vegetables. Cats are obligate carnivores; they eat mostly meat. Cats have a higher protein and fat requirement than dogs. Dogs that eat cat food could end up with liver, kidney and/or pancreatic problems because cat foods are too high in protein and fat for dogs to properly metabolize. Cats that eat dog foods could end up blind or with a serious heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy because cats have a dietary need for taurine. Dogs naturally make the amino acid taurine, while cats must have it supplied in their diets; all Evanger’s cat foods contain taurine.

Cats also require a different form of Vitamin A. Dogs, like people, naturally manufacture Vitamin A, if Beta-carotene is supplied in the diet. Last but not least, cats require arachidonic acid, an essential fatty acids for cats. Dogs can manufacture Arachodonic Acid from Omega 3 fatty acids. Both dogs and cats require linoleic (Omega 6) and linolenic (Omega 3) fatty acids.

Why are there bones in Hand-Packed Chicken dinners?

Evanger’s special slow-cook, pressure-cook process softens the bones so they are splinter-free and easily digestible. Feel free to squeeze a bone in Whole Chicken Thighs or Roasted Chicken Drummette Dinner, you’ll see that the bone collapses instead of splintering, providing the ideal meal for your dog – safe, nutritious, and delicious. Bones add flavor and texture, and are great natural sources of crucial nutrients like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.

Can I feed Evanger's products to my diabetic dog or cat?

Yes… Diabetic dogs and cats need to reduce carbohydrate intake while maintaining a balanced diet. Evanger’s canned diets contain so much meat (exception: Vegetarian Dinner and 100% Sweet Potato), that they can often be incorporated into the diet of diabetic dogs and cats with healthy kidneys. Diabetic dogs and cats should eat more fowl than red meat. Gold Line Chicken Dinner and Beef Dinner offer dogs a balanced meal with no added carbohydrates. Similarly, Hand Packed Whole Mackerel with Gravy for cats is a delicious low-carb meal. The eight Grain Free Game Meats and Hunk of Beef and Wild Salmon are nutrient-rich, tasty supplements or treats for diabetic dogs and cats. Please remember that diabetes is a serious medical condition that requires veterinary care. Pets being treated with insulin will require blood checks and possible insulin adjustment when changes are made to the diet.

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  • Classic Canned Chicken & Classic Beef

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    My Melina absolutely loves Evanger's Classic Canned Cat Food. She is excited about every meal. We are very, very happy!

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  • My cats would not eat this

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    Bought this because Evanger's has a good product generally, but none of my cats would eat it. I run a rescue and 30 cats voted no.

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  • Cats won't touch it.

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    Bought 1 case of the Beef it Up Dinner cat food and 1 case of the Chicken Lickin' Dinner. 3 cats won't touch it! I noticed when I put it in the disposal that it was gritty like it had ground bones in it. Now I know why it was so cheap.

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  • Changed formula

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    I have been buying "Beef it up" for years, two cases at a time every few months. My cat loved it, it was the only canned food she would eat. But something has changed. The lid on the can is different and the catffod itself is darker and dryer. And my cat does not like it. So, I now have to hunt for a new food. WHY DID YOU CHANGE A GOOD PRODUCT?

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  • Evanger Has Better Ingredients

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    I wanted to get my cats some healthier can food. Most of store brands are just ground up guts and stuff mixed with who knows what. This stuff is made with actual meat. I know they appreciate it.

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  • good lower cost food

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    Not all the cats liked it - but cats. they're picky. For most of them, though, the food was happily accepted. No digestive issues either which is a plus when you have senior and weanlings.

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  • Good amount for 2 cats

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    I like the size of this can as well as the brand of food. Simple no grain choice.

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  • My cats are okay with it

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    My cats don't hate it & they're not too crazy about it. I guess they're okay with it. It's got a lot of sauce, so that's a plus. And my cats who can't eat anything but Fancy Feast, have an easier time eating this food than other health food. By the way, Fancy Feast has given most of my cats hyperthyroid & kidney issues, because it contains too much sugar and salt and because it's made in equipment that's contaminated with rocket fuel

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  • cats eat it no problem

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    my 3 cat eat it with no problem. I did not have any complaints. cats did not even notice the difference from previous food i used, which was Evo

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  • My cats would not touch it!

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    Wholesome ingredients and a perfect blend for my one cat with a grain allergy, but neither of the two would touch the stuff. Even after I mixed it with some of their other food, they could still smell this brand mixed in. I would only recommend this brand if you have a cat that has been on a grain-free diet for a while and may tolerate the blend of ingredients.

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