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 Kitten - Chicken & Turkey Flavor 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, Whiskas Kitten - Chicken & Turkey Flavor's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is poultry by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.
Additionally, Whiskas Kitten - Chicken & Turkey Flavor also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, soybean meal, brewers rice and ground yellow corn. 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 fish oil, corn gluten meal, ground yellow corn and soybean meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 3025 cat foods in our database, Whiskas Kitten - Chicken & Turkey Flavor has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Whiskas Kitten - Chicken & Turkey Flavor has approximately 359 calories per 100g (101 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
June 29, 2018.
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:
Poultry By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Wheat, Animal Fat (preserved With Bha And Citric Acid), Natural Chicken And Turkey Flavor, Salt, Fish Oil (stabilized With Mixed Tocopherols), Taurine, Dl-methionine, 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, Manganese Sulfate, D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin
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.