This product may have been discontinued, as it is no longer listed on the manufacturer's website. This analysis will remain available for historical purposes, but please note that this product may be difficult if not impossible to find for purchase going forward.
Overall, PetGuard Lifespan Cat & Kitten 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.
PetGuard Lifespan Cat & Kitten 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, PetGuard Lifespan Cat & Kitten's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and white fish meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, PetGuard Lifespan Cat & Kitten also contains as top ingredients brown 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 white fish meal, menhaden fish oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3121 cat foods in our database, PetGuard Lifespan Cat & Kitten has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, PetGuard Lifespan Cat & Kitten has approximately 372 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
December 28, 2019.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oat Groats, White Fish Meal, Millet, Dried Egg Product, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Dried Kelp, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride,Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Monosodium Phosphate, L-Lysine, Dl-Methionine, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Beets, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Citric Acid (a preservative) , Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, 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.