Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat Review

Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, wheat gluten, soy and eggs

Est. Calories: 296 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat 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 Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • whole grain wheat
  • corn gluten meal
  • wheat gluten
  • soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • dried egg product
  • wheat gluten
  • soybean oil
  • fish 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, Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat also contains as top ingredients whole grain wheat and corn gluten 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 fish oil, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, soybean oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, wheat gluten, soy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2991 cat foods in our database, Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly more 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, Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor Long Coat has approximately 296 calories per 100g (84 calories/ounce), which is considerably 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 June 23, 2018.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.

Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Egg Product, Pea Bran Meal, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Carnitine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness , Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.5%
Fat: (min)
18.2%
Fiber: (max)
8.4%
Carbs: (est)
7.9%
Ash: (est)
23.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
9%
Ash: (est)
26%
Calories: (est)
296/100g

*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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