Overall, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Chicken & Fish In Gravy is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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.
9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Chicken & Fish In Gravy includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Chicken & Fish In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Chicken & Fish In Gravy also contains as top ingredients wheat flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
Allergen alert: This product contains fish, modified corn starch, soy protein concentrate, soy flour and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, soy or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 2727 cat foods in our database, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Chicken & Fish In Gravy has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, 9Lives Hearty Cuts With Real Chicken & Fish In Gravy has approximately 57 calories per 100g (16 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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
June 13, 2016.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Water Sufficient for Processing, Meat By-products, Chicken, Fish, Wheat Flour, Soy Protein Concentrate, Modified Corn Starch, Steamed Bone Meal, Natural Flavor, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Soy Flour, Titanium Dioxide (Color), Glycine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Iron Oxide (Color).
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.