Vetdiet Senior Review

Vetdiet Dry Cat Food Review


Vetdiet Senior

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 331 cal/100g

Overall, Vetdiet Senior is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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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.

Vetdiet Senior includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • chicken meal
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • oat flour
  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • menhaden fish meal
  • fish oil
  • new zealand green mussels

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, Vetdiet Senior's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Vetdiet Senior also contains as top ingredients brewers rice and oat flour. 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, fish oil, new zealand green mussels and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Vetdiet Senior has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • 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, Vetdiet Senior has approximately 331 calories per 100g (94 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 August 11, 2019.

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:

Deboned chicken, chicken meal, brewers rice, oat flour, dehulled barley, pea protein, sweet potatoes, dried tomato pomace, dried egg product, menhaden fish meal, flaxseed, tapioca starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), pea fiber, natural chicken flavor, fish oil, yeast culture, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, DL- methionine, L-lysine, yeast extract, salt, chicory root extract, vitamin E supplement, New Zealand green mussels, Yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, fumaric acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, dried kelp, peppermint leaves, dried spinach, dried carrots, chia seed, dried pomegranate, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried apples, dried blackberries, dried broccoli, quinoa, dried pumpkin, dried avocado, dried kale, green tea extract, dried parsley, rosemary extract, thyme extract, carob bean, paprika, ginger, chamomile, turmeric, aloe vera gel concentrate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), niacin, iron proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin A acetate, manganese proteinate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, sodium selenite, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, vitamin D3 supplement, potassium iodate, inositol, folic acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
12.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
35.5%
Ash: (est)
8.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
39%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
331/100g

*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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