Overall, Purina Cat Chow Naturals Kitten Food is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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.
Purina Cat Chow Naturals Kitten Food 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, Purina Cat Chow Naturals Kitten Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. However, this product also lists chicken by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Purina Cat Chow Naturals Kitten Food also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, soy flour and 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 beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, fish oil, corn gluten meal, ground yellow corn and soy flour which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood, corn or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, Purina Cat Chow Naturals Kitten Food has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Cat Chow Naturals Kitten Food has approximately 368 calories per 100g (104 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
September 23, 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, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, soy flour, rice, ground whole wheat, ground yellow corn, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, natural liver flavor, phosphoric acid, natural flavor, salt, calcium carbonate, fish oil, choline chloride, dried spinach, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6, folic acid (Vitamin B-9, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K, potassium chloride. A453118
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.