Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects Review

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, wheat gluten, artifical colors and meat by-products

Est. Calories: 63 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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 OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • turkey
  • chicken
  • ocean whitefish

Questionable Ingredients

  • wheat gluten
  • meat by-products
  • corn starch-modified

Potential Allergens

  • wheat gluten
  • meat by-products
  • corn starch-modified
  • ocean whitefish
  • red 3

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 OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects does contain with its top ingredients turkey which are considered quality protein sources.

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

Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects also contains as top ingredients wheat gluten. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Allergen alert: This product contains ocean whitefish, corn starch-modified, wheat gluten, red 3 and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, wheat gluten, artifical colors or meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3136 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
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 OM Overweight Management Feline Formula - Savory Selects has approximately 63 calories per 100g (18 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories 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

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Water sufficient for processing, turkey, wheat gluten, meat by-products, liver, powdered cellulose, corn starch-modified, chicken, ocean whitefish, artificial and natural flavors, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, taurine, salt, mono and dicalcium phosphate, Red 3, zinc sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, added color, niacin, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
4.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
50%
Fat: (min)
11%
Fiber: (max)
17%
Carbs: (est)
22%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
63/100g

*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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