Special Kitty wet food info

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by storm, May 12, 2017.

  1. storm

    storm Member

    Apr 15, 2017
    Contacted the manufacturer of the WalMart Brand Special Kitty ground/pate style wet foods .. after much going back and forth, here is the information they finally sent me, I copy and pasted from the email but I cant get this post to keep the formatting they used so I had to get creative lol

    Protein % | Fat % | Carbohydrate % | Phosphorous (mg)

    Super Supper Dinner ( 5.5 oz) - 11.11% | 7.81% | 0.64% | 0.35 mg

    Ground Chicken Tuna Dinner (5.5 oz) - 11.40% | 7.92% | 0.30% | 0.35 mg

    Ground Beef Liver Dinner (5.5 oz) - 11.39% | 8.65% | 0.24% | 0.26 mg

    Savory Salmon Dinner (5.5 oz) - 12.08% | 9.39% | 0.56% | 0.31 mg

    Meaty Turkey & Giblets (5.5 oz) - 11.37% | 8.42% | 0.52% | 0.31 mg

    Mixed Grill Dinner (5.5 oz) - 12.37% | 7.82% | 0.41% | 0.32 mg

    Ocean Whitefish Tuna (5.5 oz) - 12.63% | 6.53% | 0.44% | 0.33 mg

    Classic Tuna Dinner (5.5 oz) - 12.93% | 7.40% | 1.40% | 0.35 mg

    Ground Paté (5.5 oz) - 11.42% | 8.31% | 0.44% | 0.33 mg

    not happy about the low protein numbers but what can you expect from a no frills cheapy wet cat food, it looks like the other 3 values are very good for sugar kitties? I will be boosting the protein numbers by mixing in real cooked meats for the chicken, turkey and beef varieties or real tuna in the seafood varieties as my cats really like this stuff more so then the friskies or 9 lives brand wet foods. I did not ask for the nutritional values for the other varieties of SK wet foods with gravy as these are the ground/pate styles and I just figured the stuff with gravy would be too high in carbs for my sugar baby
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
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  3. Tanya and Ducia

    Tanya and Ducia Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    i think Weruva is lower in total caloric value per can, so you have to buy&feed as much to maintain/gain weight - makes it even more expensive.
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  4. storm

    storm Member

    Apr 15, 2017
    Yes those are the "as fed" values .... I was comparing the protein values against the list of wet foods Dr Lisa had put together so that is why I thought protein levels were low, all the wet food she has listed is 21% or higher and I think I read she recommends a wet food that is not less then 40% protein .. I don't mind adding in the extra meats .. when I cook I tend to make too much for just myself but there usually isn't enough left over for another meal so the extra meats I have leftover, I have been cutting into small pieces or shredding it and using that as a treat for him since they have no seasoning or anything on them
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  5. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Those values look like weight %s of the food constituents with the water. Dr Pierson's compilation is the weight % with the moisture removed and is in terms of the % calories, not weight.
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  6. smithde83

    smithde83 New Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    How do I convert carb% to figure out carbs. This is my second round with a diabetic cat, my first passed away in 2010 so it's been a while since I've been on here and I'm relearning things like this. We are going to start with special kitty because we have 5 cats that will all have to eat the same thing. Plus it looks like the food list is kind of old and I may need to relearn how to do the figures anyway . . .
  7. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
  8. Mary E. Beavers

    Mary E. Beavers Member

    May 29, 2018
    Thank You so much !!! My Squeakers will only eat this brand and only a select few at that.
  9. Suzanne B

    Suzanne B New Member

    Aug 7, 2018
    I'm confused. How do the carbs compare to 9 Lives Meaty Pate? Would this be under 10% as well? One of our fur babies was recently diagnosed and I'm wanting to switch to wet food instead of the dry food that our clueless vet has recommended.
  10. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
  11. sherrib

    sherrib Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2015
    Thank you so much for posting this!!
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