Overall, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Chicken In Broth is an average cat food, earning 6 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.
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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.
Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Chicken In Broth 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.In this case, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Chicken In Broth's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Chicken In Broth also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that cats who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Chicken In Broth has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Chicken In Broth has approximately 57 calories per 100g (16 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
November 2, 2020.
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:
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Pumpkin, Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Reduced Iron, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Magnesium Sulfate
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.