Best For Weight Gain: Blue Buffalo Tastefuls Chicken Entrée Kitten Pate Wet Cat Food

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Blue Buffalo Tastefuls Chicken Entree Kitten Pate Wet Cat Food compressed
Blue Buffalo Tastefuls Chicken Entree Kitten Pate Wet Cat Food compressed

Blue Buffalo Tastefuls Chicken Entree Kitten Pate Wet Cat Food Compressed, The Cat 24

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Kittens grow very quickly, with most reaching their adult size within 10 to 12 months. That being said, some kittens need a little extra help with development. This is where a calorie-dense formula like this Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet kitten recipe comes into play.

The inclusion of brown rice, carrots, carrageenan, and sweet potatoes keeps this food from taking anything but the 5th place spot on this list. That said, it does have some good qualities for kittens.

As evidenced by the inclusion of chicken, chicken liver, and dried egg among the first ingredients, it contains a respectable quantity of the animal ingredients your kitten needs. Though the food contains several high-carbohydrate ingredients, its carbohydrate content appears to linger around 9% on a dry matter basis, making it an acceptable choice for your carnivorous new kitten.

Another good quality of this food is the fact that it’s supplemented with DHA from fish oil. Besides being an anti-inflammatory that can promote skin and coat health, this fatty acid plays a role in your kitten’s cognitive and ocular development.

With 122 calories in every 3 oz can, this food is exceptionally calorie-dense.

Ingredients:

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Brown Rice, Guar Gum Sweet Potatoes, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Salt, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis

Moisture
Value %
Crude Protein 11
Crude Fat 7.5
Crude Fiber 1.5
Moisture 78
Crude Protein:11%
Crude Fat:7.5%
Crude Fiber:1.5%
Moisture:78%

Dry Matter Basis

FatProtein
Value %
Protein 50
Fat 34.09
Fiber 6.82
Carbs 9.09
Protein:50%
Fat:34.09%
Fiber:6.82%
Carbs:9.09%

Caloric Weight Basis

ProteinFat
Value %
Protein 35.24
Fat 58.35
Carbs 6.41
Protein:35.24%
Fat:58.35%
Carbs:6.41%

What We Liked:

  • Made primarily from nourishing sources of animal protein
  • Hydrating and highly palatable canned food
  • Contains fish oil as a natural source of DHA for brain/eye development
  • Calorie-dense at 122 calories per 3-ounce can

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Contains carrageenan – a potentially inflammatory additive