Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Liver & Chicken Entrée Review

Hill's Science Diet Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and corn

Est. Calories: 88 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Liver & Chicken Entrée is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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 Light Liver & Chicken Entrée includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • pork by-products
  • wheat flour
  • corn starch
  • whole grain corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • rice flour
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • corn starch
  • whole grain corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • fish 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 Science Diet Adult Light Liver & Chicken Entrée does contain with its top ingredients pork liver and chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

However, this product also lists pork by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

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 fish oil, corn starch, whole grain corn and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Liver & Chicken Entrée has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more 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 Science Diet Adult Light Liver & Chicken Entrée has approximately 88 calories per 100g (25 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 17, 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, Pork by-products, Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice Flour, Chicken Liver Flavor, Oat Fiber, Flaxseed, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Yeast, Caramel color, Carrageenan, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Iodized Salt, Fish Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
8.6%
Fat: (min)
3.4%
Fiber: (max)
2.4%
Carbs: (est)
8.3%
Ash: (est)
0.8%
Moisture: (max)
76.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
37%
Fat: (min)
15%
Fiber: (max)
10%
Carbs: (est)
35%
Ash: (est)
3%
Calories: (est)
88/100g

*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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