Whiskas Purrfectly Fish Review
Review of Whiskas Purrfectly Fish
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 Fish Oceanfish Entree is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.
We'll begin this review of Whiskas Purrfectly Fish Oceanfish Entree with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is water sufficient for processing. Of course, water only provides moisture, which is a necessary component in wet foods.
The second ingredient is sardine. Although sardines are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw sardines contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of sardines is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The third ingredient is mackerel. Mackerel is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, mackerel contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of mackerel is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fourth 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.
The fifth ingredient is carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Whiskas Purrfectly Fish Oceanfish 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 cassia gum. Cassia gum is made from the endosperm of a legume called senna obtusifolia. It's commonly used as a thickener and gelling agent in pet food.
The next ingredient is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this Whiskas Purrfectly Fish 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.
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 Fish Oceanfish Entree is 2.5 out of 5.