Overall, Royal Canin Hairball Care Thin Slices In Gravy 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 Hairball Care Thin Slices In Gravy 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 Hairball Care Thin Slices In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients chicken liver and pork liver which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists chicken by-products and pork by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Allergen alert: This product contains corn flour and modified corn starch which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn food allergies.
Compared to the other 3004 cat foods in our database, Royal Canin Hairball Care Thin Slices In Gravy has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Royal Canin Hairball Care Thin Slices In Gravy has approximately 62 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
February 15, 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:
Water sufficient for processing, chicken by-products, pork by-products, chicken liver, pork liver, corn flour, powdered cellulose, modified corn starch, pork plasma, natural flavors, carob bean gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, hydrolyzed yeast, sodium silico aluminate, DL-methionine, taurine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), 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, sodium carbonate, calcium sulfate, psyllium seed husk, trace minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite]
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.