Overall, Performatrin Hairball Formula is a below average cat food, earning 5 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.
Performatrin Hairball Formula 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, Performatrin Hairball Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Performatrin Hairball Formula also contains as top ingredients ground brown rice and corn gluten 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 herring meal, salmon oil, corn gluten meal and spray dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Performatrin Hairball Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Performatrin Hairball Formula has approximately 371 calories per 100g (105 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
November 16, 2019.
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 Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pearled Barley, Pea Fiber, Herring Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Spray Dried Egg Product, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rice Hulls, Oat Hulls, Powdered Cellulose, Salmon Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, Salt, DL-Methionine, Sodium Bisulfate, Dried Kelp, Chicory Root Extract, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Potassium Citrate, Taurine, Yeast Extract, Choline Chloride, Rosemary Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ginger, Oregano, Dandelion, Parsley, Chamomile, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Carotene, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate)
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.