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Whiskas vs The Honest Kitchen

Whiskas vs. The Honest Kitchen

In this comparison article for Whiskas vs The Honest Kitchen, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Whiskas and The Honest Kitchen, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this The Honest Kitchen vs Whiskas comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Whiskas Review Page or The Honest Kitchen Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: The Honest Kitchen vs. Whiskas

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Whiskas Cat Food vs. The Honest Kitchen Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Whiskas The Honest Kitchen
Crude Protein 40.2% 40.7%
Crude Fat 13.7% 32.8%
Crude Fiber 5.1% 2.6%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Cats require twenty-two amino acids to sustain life. Eleven of these amino acids are synthesized naturally, the remaining eleven are consumed. Protein is the nutrient which provides some or all of these eleven essential amino acids.

As you can see, Whiskas and The Honest Kitchen guarantee a similar amount of crude protein.


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Help transport nutrients across cell membranes
  • Fats produce metabolites, which help control inflammation
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Fats improve the taste/texture of food.

On average, The Honest Kitchen dry cat food recipes contain 19.13% more fat than Whiskas recipes. Clearly, there is a significant difference between the fat content of Whiskas and The Honest Kitchen.


If you look at the average percentages of crude fiber, you'll notice that Whiskas typically guarantees 2.51% more fiber. This is a fairly small difference between Whiskas and The Honest Kitchen, but still worth mentioning.

Whiskas Pet Food Ingredients vs. The Honest Kitchen Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Whiskas.

Liver
Giblets
Iron Oxide
Brewers Rice
Ground Wheat
Wheat Gluten
Caramel Color
Poultry Giblets
Corn Gluten Meal
Meat By-Products
Ground Yellow Corn
Chicken By-Products
Poultry By-Products
Poultry By-Product Meal

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by The Honest Kitchen.

Dehydrated Garlic

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Whiskas.

Bha
Bha/Bht
Yellow 5
Yellow 6
Added Color
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha And Citric Acid)

Product Safety: Recall History of Whiskas & The Honest Kitchen?

According to our records, Whiskas has never been recalled.

The Honest Kitchen has been recalled once.

  • Feb. 21, 2013: Salmonella

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Where To Buy Whiskas Pet Foods

You can purchase Whiskas pet foods from the following stores:


1 Recipes In-Stock Today

Where To Buy The Honest Kitchen Pet Foods

You can purchase The Honest Kitchen pet food products from these retailers:


42 Recipes In-Stock Today

43 Recipes In-Stock Today

34 Recipes In-Stock Today

29 Recipes In-Stock Today

Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Whiskas The Honest Kitchen
Dry Dog Food
Wet Dog Food
Dog Treats 9 Treats
Dry Cat Food 4 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 10 Recipes
Cat Treats

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