Overall, Nutro Kitten Roasted Chicken Flavor is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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.
Nutro Kitten Roasted Chicken Flavor 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, Nutro Kitten Roasted Chicken Flavor's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Nutro Kitten Roasted Chicken Flavor also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, wheat flour and brewers 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 menhaden fish oil and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.
Compared to the other 2931 cat foods in our database, Nutro Kitten Roasted Chicken Flavor has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutro Kitten Roasted Chicken Flavor has approximately 396 calories per 100g (112 calories/ounce), which is 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
June 28, 2018.
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 Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Salt, L-Lysine, Dehydrated Chicken, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, DL-Methionine, Dried Cranberry, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Magnesium Stearate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Dried Blueberry, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract
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.