Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry Review

Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and eggs

Est. Calories: 404 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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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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.

Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • poultry by product meal
  • brewers rice
  • corn meal

Potential Allergens

  • corn meal
  • dried egg product

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, Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is poultry by product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry also contains as top ingredients brewers rice and corn meal. 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 corn meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3122 cat foods in our database, Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly 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, Hi-Tor Veterinary Select Felo Dry has approximately 404 calories per 100g (114 calories/ounce), which is considerably 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 November 11, 2016.

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:

Poultry By Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Corn Meal, Natural Flavors, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, Calcium Sulfate, Lecithin, Salt, Taurine, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid [Source of Vitamin C], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate [Source of Vitamin B1], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Source of Vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B 12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite)


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.0%
Carbs: (est)
36.8%
Ash: (est)
1.3%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
41%
Ash: (est)
1%
Calories: (est)
404/100g

*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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