Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice Review

Health Extension Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 353 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice 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.


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.

Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • menhaden fish meal
  • herring oil

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, Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice also contains as top ingredients brown 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 menhaden fish meal, herring oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3158 cat foods in our database, Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
  • 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, Health Extension Chicken & Brown Rice has approximately 353 calories per 100g (100 calories/ounce), which is fewer 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 December 28, 2018.

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 Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Herring Oil (Source Of DHA), Sweet Potato, Cranberries, Blueberries, Tomato Pomace, Taurine, Chicory Root, Barley Malt, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, Green Tea Extract, Biotin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Lodate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate (Source Of Chelated Cobalt), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dehydrated Kelp, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Driedbacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
36.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
6.0%
Carbs: (est)
26.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
29%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
353/100g

*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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