Farmina Vet Life Feline Gastrointestinal Feline is a veterinary cat food formula, and hence it's ingredient and nutritional composition is highly specialized. In this case, comparing it to other general nutrition cat food products is not recommended as the products serve different purposes. The scores above are not an indication of the product's ability to address it's indicated purpose.
As always, please contact your veterinarian before feeding your cat a veterinary diet.
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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.
Farmina Vet Life Feline Gastrointestinal Feline 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, Farmina Vet Life Feline Gastrointestinal Feline's most plentiful ingredient listed is dehydrated chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Farmina Vet Life Feline Gastrointestinal Feline also contains as top ingredients ground rice and corn gluten. 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 hydrolyzed fish and chicken protein, dehydrated herring, salmon oil, corn gluten, soya oil and dehydrated egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, soy or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, Farmina Vet Life Feline Gastrointestinal Feline has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Farmina Vet Life Feline Gastrointestinal Feline has approximately 422 calories per 100g (119 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 19, 2021.
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:
Dehydrated Chicken, Ground Rice, Chicken Fat, Corn Gluten, Flaxseed, Whole Spelt, Hydrolyzed Fish And Chicken Protein, Dehydrated Herring, Dried Beet Pulp, Salmon Oil, Dehydrated Egg Product, Pea Fiber, Soya Oil, Ground Whole Psyllium, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicory Root Extract, Yeast Extract (source Of Mannan-oligosaccharides), Potassium Chloride Salt, Powdered Cellulose, Monosodium Phosphate, Calcium Sulphate Dehydrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Beta-carotene, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, DL-methionine, Taurine, L-carnitine, Mixed Tocopherol (preservative).
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.