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 Purrfectly Fish With Shrimp 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), Whiskas Purrfectly Fish With Shrimp does contain with its top ingredients tuna and shrimp which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Whiskas Purrfectly Fish With Shrimp also contains as top ingredients soy oil. 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 bha/bht, carrageenan and guar gum, which are preservatives and additives that some experts claim may potentially be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.
Allergen alert: This product contains tuna, shrimp and soy oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Whiskas Purrfectly Fish With Shrimp has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Whiskas Purrfectly Fish With Shrimp has approximately 45 calories per 100g (13 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
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:
Sufficient Water For Processing, Tuna (a Source Of Taurine), Soy Oil, Shrimp, Tricalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Natural Flavors, Vitamins (vitamin A Acetate, Dl-alpha Tocopherol Acetate [source Of Vitamin E], Thiamine Mononitrate [vitamin B1], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement [vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Disodium Edta, Minerals (manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate), Sodium Nitrite (for Color Retention), Bha/bht (a Preservative).
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.