Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food Chicken Entree For Kittens Review


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Review of Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food
Chicken Entree For Kittens

This product is manufactured by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc..

According to our data, this Hill's Healthy Advantage recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for growing kittens and pregnant/nursing cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food Chicken Entree For Kittens is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growing kittens and pregnant/nursing cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food Chicken Entree For Kittens with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The second ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The third ingredient is pork liver. Pork liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, pork liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is wheat flour. Wheat flour is produced by grinding uncooked wheat into a powder. In addition to dietary fiber, wheat flour provides various vitamins, minerals, and plant based protein.

Wheat is considered a controversial ingredient because of it's protein content. Plant based proteins degrade the overall protein quality in the product. In addition, many people believe wheat is one of the most common ingredients to cause food allergies or intolerance. However, grains such as wheat are typically low offenders in comparison to certain protein sources such as beef.

The fifth ingredient is carrot. Carrots are naturally rich in many vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food Chicken Entree For Kittens are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Hill's Healthy Advantage recipe.

Next we have wheat gluten. Wheat gluten is the main protein of wheat. Although wheat gluten is mostly protein, wheat gluten is considered controversial because it significantly boosts the protein content of the product. This is undesirable because plant based protein does not provide the same amino acid profile as meat based protein.

The next ingredient is rice starch. Rice starch is a gluten free carbohydrate derived from rice. Typically, rice starch is used as a binder in kibble.

The remaining ingredients in this Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Hill's Healthy Advantage Wet Cat Food Chicken Entree For Kittens is 2.0 out of 5.