Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food Review

Purina Cat Chow Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, seafood, corn and soy

Est. Calories: 353 cal/100g

Price: $


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Overall, Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food 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.

Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • corn gluten meal
  • soy flour
  • ground yellow corn
  • rice
  • whole wheat flour

Potential Allergens

  • corn gluten meal
  • soy flour
  • ground yellow corn
  • beef fat
  • fish 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, Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.

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

Additionally, Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, soy flour and ground yellow corn. 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, fish oil, corn gluten meal, ground yellow corn and soy flour which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood, corn or soy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • 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, Purina Cat Chow Kitten Chow Naturals Kitten Food has approximately 353 calories per 100g (100 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 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:

Chicken, Chicken By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Soy Flour, Ground Yellow Corn, Beef Fat, Rice, Whole Wheat Flour, Natural Liver Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil, Choline Chloride, Spinach (dried), Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, 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), Potassium Chloride,


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
40.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
2.5%
Carbs: (est)
24.5%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
45%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
28%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
353/100g

*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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