1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry) Review

1st Choice Dry Cat Food Review


1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry)

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 365 cal/100g


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Overall, 1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry) is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


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.

1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • rice
  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • salmon 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, 1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, 1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry) also contains as top ingredients rice. 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 salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, 1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry) has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly less 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, 1st Choice Indoor Vitality (Dry) has approximately 365 calories per 100g (103 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 May 22, 2022.

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 Meal, Rice, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat Naturally Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Beet Pulp, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Oat Groats, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Whole Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Dried Tomato Pomace, Pea Fiber, Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Propionate (as A Preservative), Sodium Bisulfate, Taurine, Dl-methionine, L-lysine, Yeast Extract (a Source Of Mannan-oligosaccharides), Ferrous Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Chicory Extract (a Source Of Inulin), Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Alpha-tocopherol Acetate (a Source Of Vitamin E), Nicotinic Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Calcium Iodate, Manganous Oxide, L-carnitine, D-calcium Pantothenate, Thiaminemononitrate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Cholecalciferol (a Source Of Vitamin D3), Biotin, Dried Spearmint, Dried Parsley, Green Tea Extract, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
28.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
32.5%
Ash: (est)
8.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
31%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
36%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
365/100g

*Note that 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 and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and 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. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

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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