Overall, Vetdiet Senior Turkey is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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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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 Turkey 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), Vetdiet Senior Turkey does contain with its top ingredients turkey liver and turkey which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Vetdiet Senior Turkey also contains as top ingredients rice flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.
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 menhaden fish oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Vetdiet Senior Turkey has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Vetdiet Senior Turkey has approximately 79 calories per 100g (22 calories/ounce), which is 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
August 11, 2019.
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:
Turkey broth, turkey liver, turkey, rice flour, oats, dried beet pulp, guar gum, potassium chloride, dried kelp, calcium carbonate, tricalcium phosphate, salt, carrageenan, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), choline chloride, taurine, brewers dried yeast, oregano, parsley, inulin, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, L-carnitine, rosemary, sage, vitamin E supplement, yucca schidigera extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitine sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, rosemary 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.