Exclusive Red Flannel Cat Review

Exclusive Dry Cat Food Review


Exclusive Red Flannel Cat

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and corn

Est. Calories: 373 cal/100g

Overall, Exclusive Red Flannel Cat is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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.

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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.

Exclusive Red Flannel Cat includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • ground yellow corn
  • ground wheat
  • corn gluten meal
  • brewers rice

Potential Allergens

  • ground yellow corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • fish 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, Exclusive Red Flannel Cat's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is chicken by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Exclusive Red Flannel Cat also contains as top ingredients ground yellow corn, ground wheat 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, ground yellow corn and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Exclusive Red Flannel 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, Exclusive Red Flannel Cat has approximately 373 calories per 100g (105 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 May 6, 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 by-product meal, ground yellow corn, ground wheat, corn gluten meal, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), brewers rice, ground flaxseed, dried beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, potassium chloride, fish meal, calcium carbonate, salt, brewers dried yeast, choline chloride, taurine, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, manganous oxide, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), sodium selenite, folic acid, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate, rosemary extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
38.2%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
373/100g

*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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