Is Whiskas Dry Cat Food Good?
Whiskas Dry Cat Food is a pet food line with a 2.5 stars rating — accounts for 8% of all the pet food we review.
They seem to have a certain level of carbs, and contain some ingredients we concern. We do not recommend this pet food.
What We like
- Super High Protein — over 40%!
- Lower in Carbs — Less than 34%
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
What We Concern
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Majority of Ingredients lead to our Concern
- Seems No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have different ratings. This means they might be designed a bit differently.
Recipe to review
To rate Whiskas Dry Cat Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Meaty Selections™ Chicken & Turkey Flavor.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||33% or more||40%|
|Fat||15% or more||15%|
|Carbs||Less than 25%||32%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||4.6%|
31 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Poultry By-product MealAnimal Protein
Ground Yellow CornCarbs
Corn Gluten MealPlant Protein Concentrate
Soybean MealPlant Protein Concentrate
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Natural Turkey FlavorFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Citric AcidFood Additive
Yucca Schidigera ExtractCarbs
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
TipsWe find 4 Concerned and 6 Notice ingredients from Meaty Selections™ Chicken & Turkey Flavor. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Ground Yellow Corn
- Citric Acid
- Poultry By-product Meal
- Ground Wheat
- Corn Gluten Meal
- Soybean Meal
- Animal Fat
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
2 / 7 (29%)in top 7 ingredients
40%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Medium !
It looks like it contains a moderate amount of meat. Your furbabies should still be fine with it.
Whiskas Dry Cat Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 4 recipes, the group has an average of 40% protein, 14% fat and 32% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 7 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is -1 (%) less than ideal
- Carbs is 7 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Whiskas Dry Cat Food has an carbs level that is close to our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Nutrition ratio, mainly the level of carbs raises our attention
- Ingredients might be worth to take a second look
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Whiskas Dry Cat Food is a pet food line with a 2.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Whiskas Dry Cat Food ?There are several things make us concerned, so we do not recommend it. If there is a very strong reason for you to choose it, try to mix with other pet food with higher meat to balance the diet.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.