Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast Review

Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: meat by-products

Est. Calories: 86 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast 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.

Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • meat by-products

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, Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast has approximately 86 calories per 100g (24 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 January 30, 2017.

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, chicken broth, liver, meat by-products, fish, artificial and natural flavors, calcium phosphate, guar gum, potassium chloride, added color, salt, magnesium sulfate, taurine, zinc sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin e supplement, ferrous sulfate, niacin, sodium nitrite (to promote color retention), manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin a supplement, copper sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
11.0%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
1.5%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
50%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
7%
Ash: (est)
14%
Calories: (est)
86/100g

*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.


Want CatFoodDB in your inbox?

Sign up to be notified when we publish new cat food reviews and other ways to help you feed your cat.

Recently Updated Reviews