Diamond Maintenance Cat Review

Diamond Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn

Est. Calories: 374 cal/100g

Price: $

Overall, Diamond Maintenance Cat is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


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.

Diamond Maintenance Cat includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • whole grain ground corn
  • wheat flour
  • corn gluten meal
  • ground white rice

Potential Allergens

  • whole grain ground corn
  • corn gluten meal

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, Diamond Maintenance Cat's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is chicken by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Diamond Maintenance Cat also contains as top ingredients whole grain ground corn, wheat flour 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 whole grain ground corn and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, Diamond Maintenance Cat has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • less 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, Diamond Maintenance Cat has approximately 374 calories per 100g (106 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 June 13, 2016.

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 by-product meal, whole grain ground corn, wheat flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), corn gluten meal, ground white rice, dried beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, fish meal, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
40.6%
Ash: (est)
1.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
45%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
374/100g

*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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