Hill's Prescription Diet W-d Multi-benefit Review

Hill's Prescription Diet Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: corn and soy

Est. Calories: 83 cal/100g

Price: $$$$


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Hill's Prescription Diet W-d Multi-benefit 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 W-d Multi-benefit includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • pork liver
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • pork by-products
  • wheat flour
  • corn starch
  • soybean oil
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • corn starch
  • soybean oil

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), Hill's Prescription Diet W-d Multi-benefit does contain with its top ingredients pork liver and chicken which are considered quality protein sources.

However, this product also lists pork by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains corn starch and soybean oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from corn or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Hill's Prescription Diet W-d Multi-benefit has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • significantly more fiber than average
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 W-d Multi-benefit has approximately 83 calories per 100g (23 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of 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 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:

Water, Pork Liver, Pork By-products, Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Calcium Sulfate, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Dl-methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source Of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, L-carnitine, Minerals (zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Beta-carotene


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.3%
Fat: (min)
3.3%
Fiber: (max)
3.3%
Carbs: (est)
6.3%
Ash: (est)
1.4%
Moisture: (max)
76.4%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
39%
Fat: (min)
14%
Fiber: (max)
14%
Carbs: (est)
27%
Ash: (est)
6%
Calories: (est)
83/100g

*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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