Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew Review

Hill's Prescription Diet Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, wheat gluten and soy

Est. Calories: 84 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew is a below average cat food, earning 5 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.

Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • wheat gluten
  • rice
  • corn starch
  • soybean oil
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • wheat gluten
  • corn starch
  • fish oil
  • soybean oil

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

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew does contain with its top ingredients pork liver and chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew also contains as top ingredients wheat gluten. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

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 fish oil, corn starch, wheat gluten and soybean oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, wheat gluten or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2761 cat foods in our database, Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly less 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, Hill's Prescription Diet C/d Multicare Feline Chicken & Vegetable Stew has approximately 84 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 April 18, 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:

Water, Pork Liver, Chicken, Carrots, Wheat Gluten, Rice, Corn Starch, Spinach, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken Fat, Potassium Alginate, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Calcium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Citrate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Beta-Carotene, Calcium Carbonate.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
8.1%
Fat: (min)
3.8%
Fiber: (max)
0.1%
Carbs: (est)
6.8%
Ash: (est)
0.8%
Moisture: (max)
80.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
19%
Fiber: (max)
1%
Carbs: (est)
35%
Ash: (est)
4%
Calories: (est)
84/100g

*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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