WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy Review

WholeHearted Canned Cat Food Review


WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 63 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • tuna oil

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, WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

Allergen alert: This product contains tuna oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
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, WholeHearted Grain Free Chicken Recipe Flaked In Gravy has approximately 63 calories per 100g (18 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories 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 November 16, 2017.

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:

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Tuna Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharide, Taurine, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
2.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.0%
Carbs: (est)
3.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
84.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
63%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
19%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
63/100g

*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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