Overall, Royal Canin Aging 12+ Loaf In Sauce is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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.
Royal Canin Aging 12+ Loaf In Sauce 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), Royal Canin Aging 12+ Loaf In Sauce does contain with its top ingredients chicken liver and chicken which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists pork by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Royal Canin Aging 12+ Loaf In Sauce also contains as top ingredients brewers rice flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains carrageenan and guar gum, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.
Allergen alert: This product contains wheat gluten and egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from wheat gluten or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Royal Canin Aging 12+ Loaf In Sauce has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Royal Canin Aging 12+ Loaf In Sauce has approximately 63 calories per 100g (18 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
April 24, 2016.
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, pork by-products, chicken liver, brewers rice flour, chicken, wheat gluten, powdered cellulose, chicken liver hydrolysate, egg product, fish oil, calcium sulfate, carrageenan, leucine, guar gum, calcium carbonate, natural flavors, taurine, tricalcium phosphate, DL-methionine, potassium chloride, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], cysteine, glycine, glucosamine hydrochloride, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), chondroitin sulfate.
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.