This product may have been discontinued, as it is no longer listed on the manufacturer's website. This analysis will remain available for historical purposes, but please note that this product may be difficult if not impossible to find for purchase going forward.
Overall, Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Appetite Control 7+ is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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 Spayed/Neutered Appetite Control 7+ 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 Spayed/Neutered Appetite Control 7+ does contain with its top ingredients chicken meal which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Appetite Control 7+ also contains as top ingredients corn, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten and wheat. 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 oil, corn, corn gluten meal and wheat gluten which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or wheat gluten food allergies.
Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Appetite Control 7+ has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered Appetite Control 7+ has approximately 332 calories per 100g (94 calories/ounce), which is 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 15, 2018.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Corn, chicken meal, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, wheat, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, pea fiber, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, calcium sulfate, fish oil, sodium silico aluminate, vegetable oil, grain distillers dried yeast, potassium chloride, psyllium seed husk, salt, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, taurine, L-lysine, DL-methionine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin, biotin, riboflavin (vitamin B2), D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], glucosamine hydrochloride, trace minerals (zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate), L-carnitine, green tea extract, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid
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.