Hill's Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (Dry) Review

Hill's Prescription Diet Dry Cat Food Review


Hill's Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (Dry)

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn, wheat gluten and soy

Est. Calories: 389 cal/100g


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Hill's Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (Dry) 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 Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (Dry) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • corn gluten meal
  • wheat gluten
  • soybean oil

Potential Allergens

  • ocean fish
  • corn gluten meal
  • wheat gluten
  • soybean oil
  • fish oil

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Additionally, Hill's Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (Dry) also contains as top ingredients brewers rice and corn gluten 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 ocean fish, fish oil, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten and soybean oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn, wheat gluten or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Hill's Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (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, Hill's Prescription Diet C-d Multicare Stress With Ocean Fish (Dry) has approximately 389 calories per 100g (110 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 7, 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:

Ocean Fish, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Fat, Chicken Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Flaxseed, Calcium Sulfate, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-lysine, Taurine, Iodized Salt, Dl-methionine, Potassium Citrate, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Cysteine, Dried Hydrolyzed Casein, L-tryptophan, L-arginine, Minerals (ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols For Freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-carotene


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.2%
Fat: (min)
16.2%
Fiber: (max)
0.9%
Carbs: (est)
39.7%
Ash: (est)
5.6%
Moisture: (max)
5.4%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
1%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
6%
Calories: (est)
389/100g

*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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