Overall, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Feline Formula - Dry 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.
Please note that CatFoodDB may earn a small commission on purchases made via links on this site. Thanks for your support!
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 EN Gastroenteric Feline Formula - Dry 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 Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Feline Formula - Dry includes poultry by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.
Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Feline Formula - Dry also contains as top ingredients soy protein isolate, corn gluten meal and soy flakes. 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 oil, corn gluten meal, corn starch, soy protein isolate and soy flakes which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 3174 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Feline Formula - Dry has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Feline Formula - Dry has approximately 353 calories per 100g (100 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
February 19, 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:
Soy protein isolate, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soy flakes, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, corn starch, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, fish oil, potassium chloride, choline chloride, powdered cellulose, DL-Methionine, taurine, zinc proteinate, salt, dried colostrum, Vitamin E supplement, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, 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. A-2562
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.