Royal Canin Instinctive 7+ Thin Slices In Gravy Review

Royal Canin Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn and wheat gluten

Est. Calories: 65 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Royal Canin Instinctive 7+ 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.


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.

Royal Canin Instinctive 7+ Thin Slices In Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • pork by-products
  • chicken by-products
  • brewers rice flour
  • wheat gluten
  • wheat flour
  • modified corn starch
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • wheat gluten
  • modified corn starch
  • 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), Royal Canin Instinctive 7+ Thin Slices In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients pork liver and chicken liver which are considered quality protein sources.

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

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains fish oil, modified corn starch and wheat gluten which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or wheat gluten food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, Royal Canin Instinctive 7+ Thin Slices In Gravy has:

  • more protein than average
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • 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, Royal Canin Instinctive 7+ Thin Slices In Gravy has approximately 65 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 15, 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, pork by-products, chicken by-products, pork liver, chicken liver, brewers rice flour, wheat gluten, gelatin, wheat flour, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, pork plasma, modified corn starch, vegetable oil, guar gum, calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, taurine, fish oil, vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], carrageenan, glucosamine hydrochloride, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), choline chloride, chondroitin sulfate


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.5%
Fat: (min)
1.8%
Fiber: (max)
1.9%
Carbs: (est)
4.6%
Ash: (est)
0.2%
Moisture: (max)
82.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
53%
Fat: (min)
10%
Fiber: (max)
11%
Carbs: (est)
25%
Ash: (est)
1%
Calories: (est)
65/100g

*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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