Guaranteed Analysis Comparison Chart for
Drs. Foster & Smith Cat Foods

Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

The Guaranteed Analysis shown on the information panel of a pet food package tells you how much crude protein, crude fat, fiber, and other vital nutrients are included in your pet's food. It is on an "as-fed" basis, meaning the values represent what is in the cat food straight from the bag or the can. This makes it difficult to compare values of dry food with those of canned, since the canned food has so much more moisture.

To best compare pet foods, it is wise to convert values to a dry matter basis - that is to compare the food nutrients after the water has been removed. The following charts show the protein, fat, and fiber levels for Drs. Foster and Smith cat foods on an as fed basis and on a dry matter basis :

Nutrients in Drs. Foster and Smith Cat Foods on a As Fed Basis
Drs. Foster & Smith Cat Foods Crude Protein (min.) Crude Fat (min.) Crude Fiber (max.) Moisture (max.)
Dry Cat Foods
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Formula 34% 20% 3% 10%
Drs. Foster & Smith Hairball Formula 36% 16% 8% 10%
Drs. Foster & Smith Lite Cat Formula 30% 9% 6% 10%
Canned Cat Foods
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Chicken formula 10% 7% 1% 78%
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Turkey formula 10% 7% 1% 78%
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Chicken & Fish formula 10% 6% 1% 78%
Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Chicken Stew w/Sweet Potatoes 9% 4% 1% 82%
Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Trout & Brown Rice 10% 6% 1% 78%
Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Savory Salmon, Shrimp & Brown Rice 10% 6% 1% 78%

Nutrients in Drs. Foster and Smith Cat Foods on a Dry Matter Basis
Drs. Foster & Smith Cat Foods Crude Protein (min.) Crude Fat (min.) Crude Fiber (max.)
Dry Cat Foods
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Formula 38% 22% 3.3%
Drs. Foster & Smith Hairball Formula 40% 18% 9%
Drs. Foster & Smith Lite Cat Formula 33% 10% 6.7%
Canned Cat Foods
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Chicken formula 45% 32% 4.5%
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Turkey formula 45% 32% 4.5%
Drs. Foster & Smith Adult Chicken & Fish formula 45% 27% 4.5%
Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Chicken Stew w/Sweet Potatoes 50% 22% 5.5%
Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Trout & Brown Rice 45% 27% 4.5%
Drs. Foster & Smith Country Classic Savory Salmon, Shrimp & Brown Rice 45% 27% 4.5%