LUVSOME Hairball Formula Review

LUVSOME Dry Cat Food Review


LUVSOME Hairball Formula

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, soy and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 297 cal/100g

Overall, LUVSOME Hairball Formula 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.

LUVSOME Hairball Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • corn gluten meal
  • poultry by-product meal
  • soybean meal
  • ground wheat
  • whole grain corn

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • whole grain corn
  • fish meal
  • yellow 5
  • blue 2

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

In this case, LUVSOME Hairball Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.

However, this product also lists poultry by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Additionally, LUVSOME Hairball Formula also contains as top ingredients brewers rice, corn gluten meal and soybean meal. 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 fish meal, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, soybean meal, yellow 5 and blue 2 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, soy or artifical colors food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, LUVSOME Hairball Formula has:

  • 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, LUVSOME Hairball Formula has approximately 297 calories per 100g (84 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 December 31, 2016.

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:

Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-product Meal, Soybean Meal, Ground Wheat, Animal Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Grain Corn, Fish Meal, Natural Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Salt Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Dried Whey, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Yellow 5, Vitamin A Supplement, Dl-alpha Tocopherol, Blue 2, Niacin Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Monoitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
1.5%
Fiber: (max)
5.2%
Carbs: (est)
47.3%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
39%
Fat: (min)
2%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
54%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
297/100g

*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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