The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Clusters Review

The Honest Kitchen Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 367 cal/100g


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Overall, The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Clusters is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Clusters includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • eggs
  • salmon 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, The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Clusters's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon oil and eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Clusters has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Chicken Clusters has approximately 367 calories per 100g (104 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 March 3, 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, peas, eggs, chicken liver, lentils, potatoes, tricalcium phosphate, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, salmon oil, sodium chloride, vitamins [niacin supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin a supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), vitamin d3 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin b2), vitamin b12 supplement], fenugreek seed, taurine, choline chloride, dried organic kelp, minerals [zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, sodium selenite], pumpkin, blueberries, cranberries, carrots, organic barley grass, yucca schidigera extract, potassium chloride, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), rosemary extract, turmeric, l-carnitine, dried bacillus coagulans fermentation product* *Contains a source of live, naturally occurring microorganisms


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
35.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
31.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
8.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
34%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
367/100g

*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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