Hill's Science Diet Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper Review

Hill's Science Diet Canned Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, wheat gluten and soy

Est. Calories: 108 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Hill's Science Diet Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper 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 Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • wheat flour
  • brown rice
  • wheat gluten
  • soy protein isolate
  • rice starch-modified
  • soybean oil
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • wheat gluten
  • soy protein isolate
  • 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.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Hill's Science Diet Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Hill's Science Diet Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper also contains as top ingredients wheat flour and brown rice. 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, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains fish oil, wheat gluten, soy protein isolate and soybean oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, wheat gluten or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2962 cat foods in our database, Hill's Science Diet Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • more fat than average
  • 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 Kitten Homestyle Chicken Supper has approximately 108 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 January 20, 2019.

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:

Water, Chicken, Animal Liver, Wheat Flour, Brown Rice, Carrots, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein Isolate, Pork Plasma, Rice Starch-Modified, Spinach, Poultry Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Oat Fiber, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil, Titanium Dioxide (color), Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Guar Gum, Magnesium Oxide, Caramel (color), Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadoine Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K3)


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.3%
Fat: (min)
6.0%
Fiber: (max)
0.9%
Carbs: (est)
5.8%
Ash: (est)
0.8%
Moisture: (max)
76.2%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
43%
Fat: (min)
25%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
24%
Ash: (est)
3%
Calories: (est)
108/100g

*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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