Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball Review

Kit Cat Dry Cat Food Review


Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn and eggs

Est. Calories: 282 cal/100g

Overall, Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


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.

Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • corn gluten meal
  • corn
  • rice

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • corn
  • salmon protein hydrolysate
  • salmon oil
  • whole egg powder

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Additionally, Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, corn and rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon protein hydrolysate, salmon oil, corn gluten meal, corn and whole egg powder which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3016 cat foods in our database, Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
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, Kit Cat Chicken Cuisine Hairball has approximately 282 calories per 100g (80 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other dry 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 October 27, 2018.

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:

Poultry meal, Corn gluten meal, Corn, Rice, Salmon protein hydrolysate, Palm stearine, Digested animal protein, Poultry fat, Chicken mini jerky, Salmon oil, Edible fiber (Cellulose), Whole egg powder, Brewer’s dried yeast, Sun flower oil, Seafood flavor, Choline chloride, Dicalcium phosphate, Salt, Essential vitamins supplement (Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Nicotinic acid, Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, Biotin) Essential trace minerals supplement (Copper, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium), Potassium chloride, Preservative agent (Propionic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E), Organic Iron, Organic Zinc, Organic Copper and Organic Selenium, Fructo oligosaccharide, Methionine, Taurine, Esterified glucomannan, Yucca schidigera extract, Rosemary extract, Enzyme


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
4.5%
Fiber: (max)
5.0%
Carbs: (est)
37.5%
Ash: (est)
11.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
5%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
12%
Calories: (est)
282/100g

*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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