Overall, VeRUS Feline Life Advantage is a below average cat food, earning 5 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.
VeRUS Feline Life Advantage 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.In this case, VeRUS Feline Life Advantage's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains menhaden fish meal and chicken as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, VeRUS Feline Life Advantage also contains as top ingredients ground brown rice. 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 menhaden fish meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2970 cat foods in our database, VeRUS Feline Life Advantage has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, VeRUS Feline Life Advantage has approximately 387 calories per 100g (109 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
November 5, 2016.
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:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal, Chicken, Ground Oats, Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Menhaden Oil, Taurine, Chicory Extract, Dried Cranberry, Dried Pediococcus acidilactici Fermentation Product, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Carnitine, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, DL-Methionine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Betaine Anhydrous, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, and Yucca Schidigera Extract
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.