Purina ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food Review

Purina ONE Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn, soy and eggs

Est. Calories: 300 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Purina ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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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Ingredient Analysis

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 ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • turkey by-product meal
  • whole grain corn
  • soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • dried egg product
  • whole grain corn
  • soybean oil

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 ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is turkey, which is considered a quality protein source.

However, this product also lists turkey by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Additionally, Purina ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food also contains as top ingredients brewers rice, corn gluten meal and soybean 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 corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, soybean meal, soybean oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn, soy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3122 cat foods in our database, Purina ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina ONE Sensitive Systems Cat Food has approximately 300 calories per 100g (85 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories 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 24, 2020.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, turkey by-product meal, oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, dried egg product, whole grain corn, animal liver flavor, soybean oil, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, caramel color, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity, sodium selenite. L-4186


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
2.5%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
45.6%
Ash: (est)
1.9%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
39%
Fat: (min)
3%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
52%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
300/100g

*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.


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