Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin Review

Purina Cat Chow Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, corn and soy

Est. Calories: 325 cal/100g

Price: $


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Overall, Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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.

Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • turkey by-product meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • rice
  • chicken by-product meal
  • ground yellow corn
  • whole grain wheat

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • soybean meal
  • ground yellow corn
  • beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols

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, Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is turkey by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient. It also contains chicken by-product meal within its first five ingredients.

Additionally, Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, soybean meal and 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 beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, corn gluten meal, ground yellow corn and soybean meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, corn or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • 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, Purina Cat Chow Gentle Sensitive Stomach + Skin has approximately 325 calories per 100g (92 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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 January 4, 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:

Turkey By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Rice, Chicken By-product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Whole Grain Wheat, Beef Fat Preserved With Mixed-tocopherols, Liver Flavor, Turkey, Inulin, Phosphoric Acid, Salt, Natural Flavors, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B-1), Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (vitamin B-7), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (vitamin K), Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Chloride,


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
11.0%
Fiber: (max)
5.0%
Carbs: (est)
32.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
39%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
36%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
325/100g

*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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