Purina Pro Plan Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula Review

Purina Pro Plan Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, soy and eggs

Est. Calories: 388 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Purina Pro Plan Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


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 Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • corn gluten meal
  • chicken by-product meal
  • soybean meal
  • poultry by-product meal
  • soy protein isolate
  • wheat flour

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • dried egg product
  • soy protein isolate
  • fish meal

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 Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

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

Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula also contains as top ingredients brewers rice and corn gluten 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, soybean meal, soy protein isolate 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 2931 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula has:

  • more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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 Focus Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula has approximately 388 calories per 100g (109 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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 23, 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:

Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, dried egg product, poultry by-product meal, soy protein isolate, fish meal, wheat flour, animal liver flavor, salt, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, Vitamin E supplement, dried colostrum, taurine, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, 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), and sodium selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
41.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
26.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
47%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
30%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
388/100g

*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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