Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management Review

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, soy and meat by-products

Est. Calories: 82 cal/100g

Price: $$$$


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Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management 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.

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • salmon

Questionable Ingredients

  • meat by-products
  • soy protein isolate
  • guar gum
  • carrageenan

Potential Allergens

  • meat by-products
  • salmon
  • soy protein isolate

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), Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management does contain with its top ingredients chicken and salmon which are considered quality protein sources. In this case, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is meat by-products which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management also contains as top ingredients soy protein isolate. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

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 salmon, soy protein isolate and meat by-products which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, soy or meat by-products food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management has:

  • more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management has approximately 82 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 May 22, 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:

Meat by-products, water, chicken, salmon, soy protein isolate, oat hulls, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, artificial and natural flavors, guar gum, potassium chloride, calcium sulfate, sodium bisulfate, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, carrageenan, choline chloride, salt, thiamine mononitrate, L-Carnitine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide. C253020.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
12.0%
Fat: (min)
4.5%
Fiber: (max)
2.0%
Carbs: (est)
0.4%
Ash: (est)
3.1%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
55%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
2%
Ash: (est)
14%
Calories: (est)
82/100g

*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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