Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult Review

Hill's Healthy Advantage Dry Cat Food Review


Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: wheat gluten, soy and eggs

Est. Calories: 393 cal/100g


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Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult is a veterinary cat food formula; it's ingredient and nutritional composition is highly specialized. In this case, comparing it to other general nutrition cat food products is not recommended as the products serve different purposes. The scores above are not an indication of the product's ability to address it's indicated purpose.

As always, please contact your veterinarian before feeding your cat a veterinary diet.


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.

Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice
  • whole grain wheat
  • wheat gluten
  • soy protein isolate
  • soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • wheat gluten
  • egg product
  • soy protein isolate
  • soybean 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, Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult also contains as top ingredients brown rice, whole grain wheat and wheat gluten. 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 wheat gluten, soy protein isolate, soybean oil and egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from wheat gluten, soy or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • more fat than average
  • 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, Hill's Healthy Advantage Adult has approximately 393 calories per 100g (111 calories/ounce), which is considerably more 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 September 5, 2021.

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, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Pork Fat, Wheat Gluten, Egg Product, Soy Protein Isolate, Chicken Meal, Pork Protein Isolate, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken Liver Flavor, Whole Grain Oats, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Dl-methionine, Potassium Chloride, Dried Beet Pulp, L-threonine, Iodized Salt, L-lysine, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source Of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source Of Vitamin K)), Taurine, Flaxseed, Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Broccoli, Mixed Tocopherols For Freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-carotene


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.8%
Fat: (min)
20.4%
Fiber: (max)
0.9%
Carbs: (est)
32.0%
Ash: (est)
5.9%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
1%
Carbs: (est)
36%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
393/100g

*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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