Hill's Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Savory Turkey Entrée Review

Hill's Science Diet Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn and soy

Est. Calories: 119 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Hill's Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Savory Turkey Entrée 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 Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Savory Turkey Entrée includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • turkey
  • turkey giblets
  • pork liver
  • salmon
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

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

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • corn starch
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal

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 Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Savory Turkey Entrée does contain with its top ingredients turkey, turkey giblets, pork liver and salmon which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

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



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2931 cat foods in our database, Hill's Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Savory Turkey Entrée has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • more fat than average
  • 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 Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Savory Turkey Entrée has approximately 119 calories per 100g (34 calories/ounce), which is considerably 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 January 20, 2019.

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, Turkey, Turkey Giblets, Pork Liver, Salmon, Rice, Pork By-products, Corn Starch, Powdered Cellulose, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken, Chicken Liver Flavor, Natural Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Taurine, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Dl-methionine.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.3%
Fat: (min)
6.6%
Fiber: (max)
1.4%
Carbs: (est)
8.7%
Ash: (est)
0.7%
Moisture: (max)
73.4%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
35%
Fat: (min)
25%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
33%
Ash: (est)
3%
Calories: (est)
119/100g

*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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