Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe Review

Chicken Soup for the Soul Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 401 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • turkey
  • duck
  • salmon

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • menhaden fish meal
  • dried egg product
  • salmon

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, Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe'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, Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe also contains as top ingredients brown rice. 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 menhaden fish meal, salmon and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3025 cat foods in our database, Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
  • 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, Chicken Soup For The Soul Classic Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe has approximately 401 calories per 100g (113 calories/ounce), which is considerably more 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 December 27, 2019.

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, brown rice, cracked pearled barley, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ground flaxseed, menhaden fish meal, dried egg product, natural flavor, turkey, duck, salmon, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, taurine, mixed tocopherols (preservative), citric acid (preservative), zinc proteinate, dried chicory root, dried kelp, carrots, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, cranberries, rosemary extract, parsley flakes, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, yucca schidigera extract, manganous oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, cobalt carbonate, inositol, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
36.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
30.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
33%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
401/100g

*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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