Overall, Exclusive Weight Management & Hairball Care 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.
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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 Weight Management & Hairball Care 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, Exclusive Weight Management & Hairball Care'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, Exclusive Weight Management & Hairball Care also contains as top ingredients whole grain 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 fish meal, salmon oil and egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3132 cat foods in our database, Exclusive Weight Management & Hairball Care has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Exclusive Weight Management & Hairball Care has approximately 312 calories per 100g (88 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
May 6, 2019.
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, whole grain brown rice, brewers rice, turkey meal, powdered cellulose, natural chicken flavor, egg product, flaxseed, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a form of Vitamin E), fish meal, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, salmon oil (source of DHA), salt, dried brewers yeast, choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, beta carotene, L-carnitine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), dried chicory root, yucca schidigera extract, blueberries, cranberries, alfalfa meal, turmeric, Vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, Vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast culture
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.