4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula Review

4Health Dry Cat Food Review


4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 322 cal/100g

Overall, 4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula is an above average cat food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, 4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula 's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and turkey meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, 4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, 4Health Special Care Weight Management Formula has approximately 322 calories per 100g (91 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on January 28, 2018.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Chickpeas, Lentils, Peas, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Egg Product, Flaxseed, Sodium Bisulfate, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, L-Carnitine, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
9.0%
Fiber: (max)
11.0%
Carbs: (est)
38.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
10%
Fiber: (max)
12%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
322/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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