Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats Review

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Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 92 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats is an average cat food, earning 6 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 Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • egg product

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), Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats does contain with its top ingredients chicken and chicken liver which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats also contains as top ingredients brewers rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2473 cat foods in our database, Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
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 Naturals Indoor Cat Hairball Control Dinner For Adult Cats has approximately 92 calories per 100g (26 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories 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 11, 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 broth, chicken, chicken liver, fish, brewers rice, powdered cellulose, egg product, dried beet pulp, guar gum, potassium chloride, brewers dried yeast, choline chloride, salt, taurine, carrageenan, thiamine mononitrate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, potassium iodide, niacin supplement, manganese sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
6.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.0%
Carbs: (est)
1.8%
Ash: (est)
2.2%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
45%
Fat: (min)
27%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
8%
Ash: (est)
10%
Calories: (est)
92/100g

*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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