Overall, Doctors Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Advanced Hairball Control is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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.
Doctors Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Advanced Hairball Control 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, Doctors Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Advanced Hairball Control's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Doctors Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Advanced Hairball Control also contains as top ingredients whole brown rice and brewers 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 herring meal, corn protein concentrate and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Doctors Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Advanced Hairball Control has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Doctors Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Advanced Hairball Control has approximately 364 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
January 15, 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, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Potato Protein, Corn Protein Concentrate, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed Meal, Herring Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Potato Product, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Dried Kelp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Fish Oil, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Casein, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols (preservatives), Iron Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Cobalt Carbonate, Ethylenediamine Dihyriodide, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, and Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product
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.