Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor Review

Whiskas Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and soy

Est. Calories: 345 cal/100g

Price: $

Overall, Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor 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.

Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • poultry by-product meal
  • ground yellow corn
  • ground wheat
  • soybean meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • bha & citric acid

Potential Allergens

  • ground yellow corn
  • soybean meal
  • corn gluten 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, Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is poultry by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor also contains as top ingredients ground yellow corn, ground wheat, soybean meal and corn gluten 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.

Please also be aware that this product contains bha & citric acid, which is a preservative that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

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 2977 cat foods in our database, Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • more 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, Whiskas Indoor - Chicken Flavor has approximately 345 calories per 100g (97 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 June 29, 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:

Poultry By-product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Wheat, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Animal Fat (preserved With Bha & Citric Acid) Natural Flavors (source Of Chicken Flavor), Cellulose, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Bha & Citric Acid (a Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
31.5%
Fat: (min)
11.5%
Fiber: (max)
6.0%
Carbs: (est)
39.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
44%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
345/100g

*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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