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Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens

Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens
Company info
Company HQ
Aimargues, France
Parent company
Mars Inc
Product info
Age Range: Kitten
Food Form Dry Kitten Food
Cost per day: $0.17
Primary proteins
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Egg Product

Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Gluten, Corn, Natural Flavors, Egg Product, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Grain Distillers Dried Yeast, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Psyllium Seed Husk, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, Hydrolyzed Yeast (source of Betaglucans), Choline Chloride, Vitamins [DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Taurine, Salt, Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], L-Lysine, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Magnesium Oxide, Carotene, Rosemary Extract, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Overall Score

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69%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 54%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 58%
? 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 41%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 92%
? 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

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 34%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 8%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 38%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 36.96%

Fat: 17.39%

Fiber: 4.35%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 41.3%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 30.67%

Fat: 35.05%

Carb: 34.28%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Royal Canin has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food
  • Has all the nutrients your kitten or mother cat needs
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Contains Chicken by products
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Royal Canin since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Royal Canin has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens 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 Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals

The third ingredient is Brewers Rice. Brewers rice is a byproduct of the beer industry. The brewers rice in pet food has been dried and ground for use as a carbohydrate source, often in gluten-free recipes.

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 Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$5

Market Price avg.

$4.32

% From the Avg

+16%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.29

Market Price avg.

$0.25

% From the Avg

+15%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.17

Market Price avg.

$0.15

% From the Avg

+15%

Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens is priced above the average market price for dry kitten food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because kittens are rapidly growing and developing, they have higher requirements for calories, protein, and other nutrients. Kitten foods have a higher caloric density to provide for the energy needs for growth. It’s recommended that kittens consume a kitten diet until they reach 1 year of age.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens to the other 51 dry kitten food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

36.96%

All Products avg.

40.93%

% From the Avg

-10%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

17.39%

All Products avg.

20.41%

% From the Avg

-15%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.35%

All Products avg.

4.05%

% From the Avg

+7%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

41.3%

All Products avg.

32.98%

% From the Avg

+25%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other dry kitten foods.

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