Overall, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets CN Critical Nutrition Canine And Feline Formula 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.
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 Pro Plan Veterinary Diets CN Critical Nutrition Canine And Feline 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.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets CN Critical Nutrition Canine And Feline Formula does contain with its top ingredients beef which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists meat by-products and poultry by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, corn oil and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, corn or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets CN Critical Nutrition Canine And Feline Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets CN Critical Nutrition Canine And Feline Formula has approximately 120 calories per 100g (34 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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
February 18, 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:
Water sufficient for processing, meat by-products, beef, liver, poultry by-products, corn oil, rice flour, artificial and natural flavors, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, guar gum, oat fiber, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, choline chloride, DL-Methionine, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, sodium selenite
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.