Royal Canin Ultra Light Loaf In Sauce Review

Royal Canin Canned Cat Food Review

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: wheat gluten

Est. Calories: 55 cal/100g

Price: $$$$

Overall, Royal Canin Ultra Light Loaf In Sauce 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 Ultra Light Loaf In Sauce includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver
  • chicken liver
  • hydrolyzed chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

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

Potential Allergens

  • wheat gluten

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 Ultra Light Loaf In Sauce 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 wheat gluten which may be problematic for cats who suffer from wheat gluten food allergies.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2718 cat foods in our database, Royal Canin Ultra Light Loaf In Sauce has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • 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 Ultra Light Loaf In Sauce has approximately 55 calories per 100g (16 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 as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Water sufficient for processing, pork by-products, pork liver, chicken by-products, chicken liver, wheat gluten, powdered cellulose, brewers rice flour, pork plasma, gelatin, hydrolyzed chicken liver, calcium sulfate, guar gum, carrageenan, potassium chloride, carob bean gum, natural flavors, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, choline chloride, 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], L-carnitine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite]

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

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Dry Matter Analysis

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*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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