Young Again Junior Kitten Food Review

Young Again Dry Cat Food Review


Young Again Junior Kitten Food

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 402 cal/100g


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Overall, Young Again Junior Kitten Food 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.

Young Again Junior Kitten Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • hydrolyzed pork
  • chicken meal
  • herring meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • potato starch
  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • fish oil
  • herring meal

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, Young Again Junior Kitten Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is hydrolyzed pork, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Young Again Junior Kitten Food also contains as top ingredients potato starch. 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.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains fish oil and herring meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Young Again Junior Kitten Food has:

  • more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • 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, Young Again Junior Kitten Food has approximately 402 calories per 100g (113 calories/ounce), which is considerably more 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 February 21, 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:

Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Potato Starch, Citrus Fiber, Fish Oil, Herring Meal, Hydrolyzed Yeast Flavoring, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Yeast, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Potassium Citrate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Potassium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of stabilized vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Guar Gum, Betaine Anhydrous, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Copper Proteinate, Biotin (vitamin B7), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5), Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dehydrated Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Beta Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols, Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid (Preservatives).


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
47.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
19.2%
Ash: (est)
7.8%
Moisture: (max)
2.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
48%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
20%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
402/100g

*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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