Overall, 9Lives Plus Care To Support Urinary Health & More is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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.
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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 Plus Care To Support Urinary Health & More 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.In this case, 9Lives Plus Care To Support Urinary Health & More includes poultry by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.
Additionally, 9Lives Plus Care To Support Urinary Health & More also contains as top ingredients whole ground corn, corn gluten meal and whole wheat. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Please also be aware that this product contains bha, which is a preservative that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.
Allergen alert: This product contains tuna meal, whole ground corn, corn gluten meal, egg product, yellow 5 and red 40 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, eggs or artifical colors food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, 9Lives Plus Care To Support Urinary Health & More has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, 9Lives Plus Care To Support Urinary Health & More has approximately 336 calories per 100g (95 calories/ounce), which is 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
March 7, 2021.
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:
Whole Ground Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-product Meal, Whole Wheat, Animal Digest, Animal Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Meat And Bone Meal, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture, Titanium Dioxide (color), Tuna Meal, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-lysine, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Egg Product, Dl-methionine, Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Lactic Acid, Bha (used As A Preservative), Natural And Artificial Flavor (source Of Grilled Flavor), Blue 1, Rosemary Extract
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.