Purina says that they understand the pet-owner relationship all too well to have invested in the quality of food. They want to push the nutrition that your cat should get, forward and raise awareness about what they actually need. So they have designed products with a wide range and one of them includes the Purina ONE Urinary Tract Health Formula Adult Dry Cat Food which we are going to review here.
Purina ONE Urinary Tract Health Formula Review
We have decided to do the Purina ONE Urinary Tract Health Formula review by dividing our findings into some sections. Let us proceed with ingredients analysis and take you through to the pros/cons of the product:
1. Ingredient Analysis
Now before you decide whether or not to buy cat food, be wise as to check the first five ingredients. These say a lot about what you are going to buy. The quality of the products depends on it as they literally form the bulk of what you are feeding to your cat. As a rule of thumb, you should opt for the ones that have super-rich or quality protein sources and be free of fillers, cheapskate starches and by-products which come after the name of “meals” generally. And as you go beyond the 5 ingredients, look for ingredients that are recognizable and resemble real food. There shouldn’t be way too many chemical-is names that you can’t even pronounce, let alone know what they do. Basically, the same that wouldn’t want in your food.
So, as we analyzed, we found the following things:
- The quality ingredient listed: Chicken
- Questionable ingredient(s) listed: corn gluten meal, brewers rice, and wheat flour
- Allergens (potential) listed: corn gluten meal and dried egg product
So except for dried egg product, the other five were the top five of Purina Adult Cat Food.
Not making it sound too bad, what we have to say is, it has plenty of the first ingredient, which is chicken. So we are good with the source. After that, we have corn gluten meal, brewer’s rice and wheat flour. While these aren’t necessary, it is not definitive that they are harmful. They are, most of the times, used to give the dry kibble a shape. The amount that they are used in, however, matters and we can accept it in this case. Lastly, the allergens are the unfortunate addition here. As the type suggests, they can cause food allergies to cats that cannot tolerate gluten.*
2. Nutrition Analysis
When doing the nutrition analysis, here are the positives we found about Purina is that there is significantly less fat than average adult cat foods here, which is considered great for normal cats. On the other hand, it has less protein, more carbs, and fewer fibers here. These may arise a few questions in your mind since we prefer high protein-low carb for your cats normally, but know that nutrition intake depends largely on your cat and his condition and may deviate according to his need. Your vet can be the right person to decide if this is what your cat needs.
Lastly, there is less moisture here which is very likely and natural, given that it is dry cat food, so we haven’t included it in the positives or the negatives.*
3. Caloric Breakdown
From the AAFCO calculations, the Purina ONE Urinary Tract Health Formula has 349 calories per 100g (which is equivalent to 99 calories per ounce) which is fewer compared to other competitive adult dry cat foods.
What You Need to Know: FAQs
Where is the product made?
St. Louis, MO
Can I use this instead of Royal Canin/Hills?
As long as your vet says, yes. But if you want to go out of your way, you can feed your cat these and people have seen good results after switching making them continue the switch for as long as ten years.
Are the fillers too harmful?
No, because they do not have a lot of ash in it, which causes bladder stones. Cats with urinary problems have had the fillers here, without making their condition worse, but improving.
What is the moisture content of this product?
Can you mix water with it?
No, but you can mix it with wet cat food. Mixing with water only will ruin the taste.
What is the difference between Purina One and Purina Pro Plan?
Pro Plan is lower in pH content and is more expensive.
What is the protein content of the food?
The flavorful, successful food as seen in our Purina ONE Urinary Tract Health Formula review is a good option if you want to solve your cat’s urinary issues. By reducing the urinary pH content, the low magnesium content and the overall formula helps with the urinary tract condition whereas the dry kibble makes sure your cat’s teeth work well too. All this together with a luxurious and shiny coat make this a suitable and well-sought option for cat parents new and old who want to feed their cat something that will be beneficial for them with or without the urinary problem.