Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry Review

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, soy and eggs

Est. Calories: 336 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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 Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • tuna

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • whole grain corn
  • soybean meal
  • corn gluten meal

Potential Allergens

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

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 NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry does contain with its top ingredients tuna which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry also contains as top ingredients brewers rice, whole grain corn 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 tuna, fish oil, whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, soy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • less fiber than average
  • 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 Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula - Dry has approximately 336 calories per 100g (95 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 February 18, 2018.

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:

Brewers rice, tuna, whole grain corn, soybean meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, corn gluten meal, potato protein, dried egg product, brewers dried yeast, animal liver flavor, powdered cellulose, fish oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, salt, choline chloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, DL-Methionine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), manganese sulfate, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin (Vitamin B-7), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), sodium selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
25.0%
Fat: (min)
10.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.5%
Carbs: (est)
46.8%
Ash: (est)
4.8%
Moisture: (max)
11.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
28%
Fat: (min)
11%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
53%
Ash: (est)
5%
Calories: (est)
336/100g

*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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