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Hairball Chicken & Rice

Adult
Hairball
Indoor and Outdoor
Optima Nova

Hairball Chicken & Rice

Adult
Hairball
Indoor and Outdoor
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Ingredients

Fresh chicken
40%
Dehydrated chicken meat
30%
Rice
10%
Corn
Chicken fat
Hydrolysed chicken liver
5%
Corn gluten
Beetroot pulp
Vegetable fibres
Yeast
and also:
Potato protein, Fish oil, Sodium chloride, Malt extract, Sodium polyphosphates, Inuline (source of fructooligosaccharides), (0.1%), Manano-oligosaccharides (0.1%), Potassium chloride.

Vitamins and Additives

Vitamin A 18000 ui/kg
Vitamin C 65 mg/kg
Vitamin D3 1500 ui/kg
Vitamin E 500 mg/kg
and also:
L-Taurine (975mg/kg), DL-methionine (500mg/kg), Iron (Ferrous sulphate monohydrate) (204mg/kg), Iodine (Potassium Iodide) (3.5mg/kg), Copper (Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate) (10mg/kg), Manganese (Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate) (9mg/kg), Zinc (zinc oxide) (150mg/kg), Selenium (sodium selenite) (0.23mg/kg), Citric extracts rich in bioflavonoids (750mg/kg), Yucca extract (170mg/kg), Tocopherols

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein
31.5%
Crude Fat
16%
Crude Fiber
4%
Moisture
9%
Crude Ash
7.1%
Calcium
1.2%
Phosphorus
0.9%
Omega 3
0.8%
Omega 6
3%
Product last updated: June 18, 2023, 7:28 AM

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Why this score?

35.6% carbohydrates of combination RC
-27
Low protein content
-15
Gluten at 6th place after meat
-1
Fresh chicken at 1st place
2
Dehydrated poultry at 1st place
4

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How the score is calculated?

The actual calculation of the score is based on sophisticated and advanced algorithm that takes into account multiple parameters.

To simplify the explanation, the calculation is based on three main criteria:

(1) Amount of protein (more is better)

(2) Amount of carbohydrates (less is better)

(3) Quality and source of ingredients.

Based on that 3 main criteria, 9 score calculation rules are used to compare the different foods.

One major assumption is that the closer an ingredient is to the top of the ingredient list, the greater its relative weight and contribution to the food.

In general, cat food is composed of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, and minerals.

Protein is the most important component in a cat’s diet, and cats primarily get their protein from animal meat.

Fat is a primary source of energy and essential fatty acids.

Carbohydrates are controversial in a cat’s diet, as cats are obligate carnivores and typically consume very few carbohydrates.

Fibers play an important role in digestion and food absorption, and vitamins and minerals are essential for different organism functions.

Dry matter values are used to compare the amount of nutrients in different cat foods.
This means that moisture is excluded from the equation to provide a more accurate comparison.

Putting all of these and more into a formula results in a product score.

The maximum score a cat food can receive is 100.
Points are added or removed based on the score calculation rules.