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.
Blue Seal EnTrust Adult Cat - Chicken Meal Recipe 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, Blue Seal EnTrust Adult Cat - Chicken Meal Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Blue Seal EnTrust Adult Cat - Chicken Meal Recipe also contains as top ingredients ground corn and corn gluten meal. 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.
Allergen alert: This product contains fish meal, fish oil, ground corn and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.
Compared to the other 3128 cat foods in our database, Blue Seal EnTrust Adult Cat - Chicken Meal Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Blue Seal EnTrust Adult Cat - Chicken Meal Recipe has approximately 365 calories per 100g (103 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
November 18, 2017.
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:
Chicken Meal, Ground Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (mixed Tocopherols Preservative), Ground Oats, Natural Flavor, Fish Meal, Rice Bran, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Yeast Culture, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, L-lysine Monohydrochloride, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Dl-methionine, Reed-sedge Peat, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source Of Vitamin C), Betaine, Copper Sulfate, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Sodium Selenite, Dried Carrots, Tomatoes, Turmeric, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Yeast Extract, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium D-pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Fish Oil (natural Source Of Dha), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid (preservatives)
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.