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 Vibrant Maturity 7+ 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, Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. However, this product also lists poultry by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Formula 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 fish meal, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, soybean meal and soybean hulls which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Formula has approximately 349 calories per 100g (99 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 23, 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, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), corn gluten meal, soybean meal, whole grain corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), soybean hulls, animal liver flavor, phosphoric acid, caramel color, calcium carbonate, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, zinc sulfate, potassium chloride, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, 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. J-4184
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.