Lotus Duck Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

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2.75-oz, case of 24
  • 2.75-oz, case of 24
  • 5.5-oz, case of 24
  • 12.5-oz, case of 12
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Lotus Duck Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food is a grain-free, gourmet pate that’s made especially for a cat's fine-tuned palate. Lotus creates their nutritionally balanced pates in small batches using only natural, whole ingredients and absolutely no processing aids like carrageenan, guar gum or xanthan gum. Rich duck meat, pork liver, white fish, clams, blueberries, carrots and cranberries are simmered together in a duck broth for a meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrients. The unique salmon and olive oil blend provides a full range of omegas to help maintain your cat’s healthy skin and luxurious fur.

Key Benefits
  • Free of grains, a common allergy trigger for cats
  • Taurine is added to support normal vision, digestion, heart muscle function, and to maintain a healthy immune system
  • This wholesome cat food is formulated with omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a soft coat
  • Made with high-quality animal proteins plus vitamins and minerals
  • Contains vitamin E to support a strong immune system

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  • Item Number
  • Packaging Type
  • Food Texture
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet
Nutritional Info

Duck, Duck Broth, Pork Liver, White Fish, Peas, Natural Flavor, Agar-Agar, Tricalcium Phosphate, Clams, Blueberries, Cranberries, Carrots, Ground Whole Flaxseed, Eggs, Asparagus, New Zealand Green Mussel, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Potassium Chloride, Kelp, Calcium Sulfate, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

12.5 oz Can: 1,169 kcal/kg; 415 kcal/can

2.75 oz Can: 1,169 kcal/kg; 91.2 kcal/can

5.5 oz Can: 1,169 kcal/kg; 181.2 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein9.0% min
Crude Fat5.0% min
Crude Fiber0.75% max
Moisture78.0% max
Ash2.45% min
Calcium0.34% min
Phosphorous0.27% min
Magnesium0.03.0% min
Taurine0.06% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.25% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids0.83.0% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (2.75 oz Cans)Daily Feeding (5.5 oz Cans)Daily Feeding (12.5 oz Cans)
6 lbs1 3/411/2
8 lbs2 1/21 1/41/2
10 lbs31 1/23/4
12 lbs3 1/21 3/43/4
14 lbs4 1/421

Reproduction: Provide increasing amounts of food the latter half of gestation. The amount may be twice normal intake. Feed to consumption during lactation.

Growth: Introduce wet food around the 5th week of age and provide as much food as kittens will consume from weaning till full grown. Always provide a source of clean fresh water.


Why is baked dry pet food better than extruded dry pet food?

Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability - in 1 third - party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 11/2 times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And we do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 - 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).Oven - baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4 oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6 ozSlow oven - baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.

Why do some of the lotus kibble pieces look like they have grill marks on them?

Lotus dry foods are baked in real ovens, like the 1 you have at home. So, of course, there will be some browning from the oven. The Lotus kibbles come out shaped slightly different from each other—the same way homemade cookies are never perfectly round.

Where does lotus source all of their ingredients?

All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are 3 exceptions on our ingredient lists: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal - all these great ingredients come from New Zealand.

Where is lotus made?

Our oven - baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. all of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro - cannery in California.

Why are whole grains beneficial?

We use whole grains because of the many nutritional benefits they provide. For example, brown rice provides vitamin E to help maintain healthy cells. Brown rice also supplies insoluble fiber which becomes food for the good bacteria in your pet’s large intestine.In fact, our brown rice is actually more expensive than chicken meal because it’s the same brown rice you’d cook at home. Although chicken meal is a nutritious ingredient, it’s not used in the household kitchen.Rye is another whole grain, but this 1 has the highest concentration of lignans, antioxidant like compounds that help keep cells healthy.Barley and oatmeal are a great source of B vitamins, as well as insoluble fiber, which can help feed good bacteria in the large intestine.

What makes the oil blend in lotus so good for my pet’s skin and coat?

We selected 3 special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits. We chose soy oil because it is a good source of omega - 6 and omega - 3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid. We chose olive oil because it’s a rich source linoleic acid (omega - 6). And we added salmon oil because it’s rich in 2 omega - 3 fatty acids - DHA and EPA. DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.

How do I know that lotus is really ethoxyquin free?

Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.

I hear many pet food companies say their food contains no soy. will the soy oil in lotus cause an allergic reaction in my dog or cat?

No, the soy oil is 1 of the oils in Lotus that supplies both linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) and alpha linolenic acid(an omega 3 fatty acid). It is not a protein like soybean meal which is often used as an inexpensive source of protein in some foods. Allergies are primarily caused by proteins, not fatty acids or oils. In fact, Lotus does not use any concentrated plant based proteins like soybean meal, potato protein, pea protein or rice protein concentrate, for that very reason.

I’ve heard that taurine is a necessary nutrient for cats. I’ve seen added taurine recently in some lamb and rice foods for dogs. why doesn’t lotus add taurine to their lamb and rice formula for dogs?

Because dogs can produce taurine if they have all of the required amino acids. Lotus lamb supplies these amino acids with lamb meat, Pollock and lamb meal as protein sources and not just lamb meal. Lamb meal tends to be higher in ash (bone) and collagen than lamb meat and doesn’t have as much usable protein. Also, Lotus does not use ingredients like rice bran which is often combined with lamb meal which is often the only protein source in other dog foods. When a dog is fed this type of diet, he/she may not get all of the required amino acids to produce taurine, so those dog foods add taurine. A deficiency in taurine can lead to heart issues.

Who does the artwork on lotus’ packaging?

All of the Lotus packaging artwork is done by Bay Area artist Nicholas Wilton. The natural, organic shapes and textures represented in Wilton’s work reflect the organic, holistic nature of Lotus foods. That’s why we chose Wilton to illustrate the images that our art director, Betsy Nathane designed. Wilton’s work can be found at nicholaswiltonpaintings.com

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    No Longer Happy with this product.

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    I have used this product for about 2 years and have been happy. However, I received my order yesterday and the product is now changed. It came in different labeling so I started looking deeper. The old calorie content is 1,169 kcal/kg. I have active young cats so this was very important to me. The product I received (still grain-free Duck pate) has only 990 kcal/kg. A SIGNIFICANT reduction in calories. I will be looking for a different product. ** Please note that the information posted under Nutrition is not what was shipped to me. That information represents the older formula/product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    She Prefers Lotus Duck Pate

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    I feed my cat wet and dry food. She loves the Nutrish dry food but likes Lotus wet much better than the Nutrish wet. Both did well as far as ingredients but I’ll continue with Nutrish dry and Lotus wet foods.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    All four cats really like this!

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    Our four kittes - ages 5 to 15 are all liking the Lotus Duck pate. It's the first time trying Lotus and my Holistic Vet recommends their food. I was really pleased when they all would eat it - I didn't expect that welcome lol. (I introduced with their current pate food). It is pricey tho, so I am feeding to give them a little variety with their regular pate.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They licked the pattern off the plate

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    It's a bit pricier than we usually buy, but I have to admit every single one of them did not budge until their share was gone. It comes in a larger can, which I prefer, but the pop-top is a hassle because cat food blorps out more easily with a traditional can-opener friendly top.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money :(

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    My cat refused to eat it. And I don't blame him. It smells appalling

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a hit

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    All 4 cats seem to enjoy it. I was hesitant to try this since I had bought some of the same brand that had "juicy" in the title and it had very little food relative to juice (for a more expensive brand). This is a pate and actually a tiny bit dry, which is easily remedied with a little water.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    High-quality food, but neither cat likes it

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    This pate uses high-quality ingredients. Unfortunately, neither of my teenage kittens took to it after a week. One of them is often picky with wet food, but the other normally eats anything we put in front of her, so I was surprised.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Both Cats Love It

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    We like to keep a variety rotation for the 2 brothers. This is certainly one they they really like.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Cat Food

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    Lotus is a very good quality food for your fur babies. One of my cats likes the duck pate and the just juicy venison and the other two like the pollock. I have no worries feeding them Lotus food and they love it!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love At First Bite

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    My cat immediately consumed the entire bowl! Great ingredients, made in the USA, reasonably priced, a winner.

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