Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic Feline Review

Farmina Vet Life Dry Cat Food Review


Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic Feline

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and corn

Est. Calories: 395 cal/100g

Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic 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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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.

Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic Feline includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • dehydrated chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • corn gluten
  • rice starch

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten
  • hydrolyzed ocean fish and chicken protein
  • salmon oil

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Additionally, Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic Feline also contains as top ingredients 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 ocean fish and chicken protein, salmon oil and corn gluten which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic Feline has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Farmina Vet Life Feline Hepatic Feline has approximately 395 calories per 100g (112 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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 19, 2021.

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:

Whole Spelt, Corn Gluten, Hydrolyzed Ocean Fish And Chicken Protein, Whole Oats, Chicken Fat, Salmon Oil, Dehydrated Chicken, Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Rice Starch, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicory Root Extract, Yeast Extract (source Of Mannan-oligosaccharides), Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, 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, L-lysine Hydrochloride, Taurine, L-carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative).


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
26.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.2%
Carbs: (est)
38.4%
Ash: (est)
6.9%
Moisture: (max)
6.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
28%
Fat: (min)
21%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
41%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
395/100g

*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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