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Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food

Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Meta, Missouri
Parent company
Schell & Kampeter, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $0.82
Cost per day: $0.03
Primary proteins
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Fish Meal

Overall Score

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76%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 100%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 42%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 3.33%

Carb: 46.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 27.67%

Fat: 33.6%

Carb: 38.74%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Diamond since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Diamond has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Ground Corn, Wheat Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Ground White Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid. Contains A Source Of Live (Viable), Naturally Occurring Microorganisms. Caloric Content 3,742 kcal/kg, 350 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal. In pet food, chicken by-product meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken by-product meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken parts that might not be used for human consumption including necks, feet, entrails, and undeveloped eggs.

The second ingredient is Whole Grain Ground Corn. Whole grain ground corn is made with cooked kernels from any corn variety, ground into a textured flour or meal. In pet food, whole grain ground corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The third ingredient is Wheat Flour. Wheat flour is finely ground wheat, sometimes enriched with vitamins. In pet food, wheat flour serves as a binding and bulking agent. It is also a source of fiber and carbohydrates.

The fourth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

The fifth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food to the other 577 Cat Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 33.33% 38.33%
DM Fat 16.67% 16.74%
DM Fiber 3.33% 4.98%

This recipe has:

  • 5.00% less protein
  • 0.07% less fat
  • 1.65% less fiber

Cats typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for Cat Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Diamond Maintenance Formula Adult Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken by-product meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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