Star Pro Premium Feline Formula Review

Star Pro Dry Cat Food Review


Star Pro Premium Feline Formula

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and soy

Est. Calories: 357 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Star Pro Premium Feline Formula is a significantly below average cat food, earning 2 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.

Star Pro Premium Feline Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • ground yellow corn
  • poultry by-product meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • whole wheat flour

Potential Allergens

  • ground yellow corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean 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, Star Pro Premium Feline Formula includes poultry by-product meal. By-products are typically considered an inferior, lesser quality ingredient in cat food.

Additionally, Star Pro Premium Feline Formula also contains as top ingredients ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal and soybean meal. 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 ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal and soybean meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2970 cat foods in our database, Star Pro Premium Feline Formula has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • less 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, Star Pro Premium Feline Formula has approximately 357 calories per 100g (101 calories/ounce), which is 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 January 14, 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:

Ground Yellow Corn, Poultry By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Ascorbyl Palmitate), Soybean Meal, Whole Wheat Flour, Beet Pulp, Lecithin, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Dl-methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Phosphoric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Choline Chloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, L-lysine, Taurine, Calcium Iodate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
35.5%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
39%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
357/100g

*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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