Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered Review

Royal Canin Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and wheat gluten

Est. Calories: 308 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered 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.

Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • corn
  • wheat gluten
  • corn gluten meal

Potential Allergens

  • corn
  • wheat gluten
  • corn gluten 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, Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered also contains as top ingredients brewers rice, corn and wheat gluten. 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 corn, corn gluten meal and wheat gluten which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn or wheat gluten food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered has:

  • less protein than average
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more 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, Royal Canin Kitten Spayed/Neutered has approximately 308 calories per 100g (87 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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 May 28, 2016.

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 meal, brewers rice, corn, powdered cellulose, wheat gluten, corn gluten meal, natural flavors, pea fiber, chicken fat, dried plain beet pulp, grain distillers dried yeast, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, fish oil, potassium chloride, psyllium seed husk, salt, fructooligosaccharides, hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, L-lysine, DL-methionine, taurine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], trace minerals (zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate), marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
10.0%
Fiber: (max)
14.0%
Carbs: (est)
31.7%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.3%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
11%
Fiber: (max)
16%
Carbs: (est)
36%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
308/100g

*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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