Hill's Science Diet Adult Liver & Chicken Entrée Review

Hill's Science Diet Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn

Est. Calories: 107 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Hill's Science Diet Adult 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 Liver & Chicken Entrée includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

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

Potential Allergens

  • whole grain corn
  • corn starch

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 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.

Additionally, Hill's Science Diet Adult Liver & Chicken Entrée also contains as top ingredients whole grain corn. 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 whole grain corn and corn starch which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2991 cat foods in our database, Hill's Science Diet Adult Liver & Chicken Entrée has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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 Science Diet Adult Liver & Chicken Entrée has approximately 107 calories per 100g (30 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 March 13, 2017.

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, Whole Grain Corn, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Rice Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Brewers Dried Yeast, Locust Bean Gum, Caramel color, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Iodized Salt, 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)
10.5%
Fat: (min)
5.5%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
6.7%
Ash: (est)
0.8%
Moisture: (max)
75.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
43%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
27%
Ash: (est)
3%
Calories: (est)
107/100g

*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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