Overall, Hill's Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult Hairball Control Ocean Fish Entrée is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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 Hairball Control Ocean Fish Entrée includes the following:
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 Hairball Control Ocean Fish Entrée does contain with its top ingredients pork liver 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 ocean fish, corn starch, whole grain corn and soybean oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 2962 cat foods in our database, Hill's Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult Hairball Control Ocean Fish Entrée has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Hill's Science Diet Hill's Science Diet Adult Hairball Control Ocean Fish Entrée has approximately 107 calories per 100g (30 calories/ounce), which is 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 as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Water, Pork By-products, Ocean Fish, Pork Liver, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Soybean Oil, Choline Chloride, Guar Gum, Brewers Dried Yeast, L-lysine, Dl-methionine, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (source Of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), L-carnitine, Minerals (zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Potassium Citrate, Iron Oxide Color, Beta-carotene.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.