Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken Review

Chicken Entree

Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken Chicken Entree

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Review of Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken
Chicken Entree

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

According to our data, this Whiskas recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken Chicken Entree is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken Chicken Entree with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is water sufficient for processing, which is a fairly self-explanatory ingredient.

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

The third ingredient is liver. Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!

The fourth ingredient is modified corn starch. Modified corn starch is derived from the endosperm of the corn kernel. The modified term indicates that the corn starch has been treated or processed in order to expose or improve some property. Typically, corn starch is used as a binder in kibble.

The fifth ingredient is soybean oil. Soybean oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), soybean oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source in the product.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken Chicken Entree 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 Whiskas 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 natural flavor. The sole purpose of natural flavor is to improve palatability.

Then we have guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

The remaining ingredients in this Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken 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 contains artificial preservatives. Many artificial preservatives have adverse health affects and therefore we prefer products preserved naturally. However, artificial preservatives used in very small quantities do not necessarily imply the product is unhealthy or low quality.

Studies have show that many artificial preservatives are typically safe in small quantities. However, our pets typically consumed the same product for multiple years and this type of exposure is not necessarily well researched.

The official PawDiet rating for Whiskas Purrfectly Chicken Chicken Entree is 2.0 out of 5.