Whiskas Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey Review

Whiskas Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and soy

Est. Calories: 353 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Whiskas Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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 Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • poultry by-product meal
  • ground yellow corn
  • ground wheat
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal

Potential Allergens

  • ground yellow corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean 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 Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is poultry by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Whiskas Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey also contains as top ingredients ground yellow corn, ground wheat, corn gluten meal and soybean 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.

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 2761 cat foods in our database, Whiskas Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • 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, Whiskas Meaty Selections Chicken & Turkey has approximately 353 calories per 100g (100 calories/ounce), which is 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 1, 2016.

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, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved With Bha And Citric Acid), Natural Meaty, Chicken, & Turkey Flavors, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Vitamins (choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [vitamin B1], Riboflavin Supplement [vitamin B2], D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [vitamin B6], Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Yucca Schidigera Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
35.0%
Fat: (min)
13.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
34.2%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
15%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
39%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
353/100g

*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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