Hill's Prescription Diet M/d Feline Review

Hill's Prescription Diet Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and soy

Est. Calories: 100 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Hill's Prescription Diet M/d Feline 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 M/d Feline includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • pork by-products
  • corn starch
  • soy protein isolate
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan
  • rice flour

Potential Allergens

  • corn starch
  • soy protein isolate

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 M/d Feline does contain with its top ingredients pork liver which are considered quality protein sources. In this case, Hill's Prescription Diet M/d Feline's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is pork by-products which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Hill's Prescription Diet M/d Feline also contains as top ingredients corn starch. 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 and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains corn starch and soy protein isolate which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Hill's Prescription Diet M/d Feline has:

  • more protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
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 M/d Feline has approximately 100 calories per 100g (28 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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:

Pork By-Products, Pork Liver, Water, Corn Starch, Powdered Cellulose, Soy Protein Isolate, Chicken Fat, Calcium Carbonate, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Rice Flour, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
13.1%
Fat: (min)
4.8%
Fiber: (max)
1.5%
Carbs: (est)
3.9%
Ash: (est)
1.6%
Moisture: (max)
75.2%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
53%
Fat: (min)
19%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
16%
Ash: (est)
6%
Calories: (est)
100/100g

*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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