HealthWise Dry Cat and Kitten Food Chicken Meal & Rice
The Latest in Feline Nutrition for Healthier Cats
Complete and Balanced Cat Food for all Sizes and Breeds
Cats crave the taste of meat. That's why HealthWise Cat and Kitten uses high-quality chicken, nutrient dense chicken meal and naturally preserved chicken fat in the first four ingredients.
Your cats will love the taste of HealthWise Cat and Kitten...naturally.
The unique natural fiber blend of oatmeal, flaxseed meal and brown rice helps the flow of food through the digestive system which aids digestion and helps reduce the formation of hairballs.
It's also naturally low in magnesium and ash.
HealthWise Cat and Kitten is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
HealthWise Cat and Kitten Food is available in 5 lb. and 16.5 lb. packages.
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Chicken meal is the dry rendered (cooked down) product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of chicken -- exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, or entrails.
Natura uses high-quality chicken meal in many of our foods as an excellent source of protein.
The whole rice kernel containing the nutrient-rich bran with only the rice hull removed.
Brown Rice is rich in numerous nutrients like B-vitamins, magnesium, and fatty acids.
Chicken is the clean combination of flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken - exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein.
(naturally preserved with mixed Tocopherols) Chicken fat is obtained from the tissues of chickens in the commercial process of rendering or extracting.
Chicken fat is the highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid (over 23%), an important element for skin and coat health. Because Natura uses such high-quality chicken, this is a high-quality source of fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a Natural Source of Vitamin E).
Herring meal is the clean, rendered (cooked down), dried ground tissue of undecomposed whole herring or herring cuttings, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil.
Herring meal is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Natura uses the whole herring including the oil from this excellent food fish in our cat and dog food products.
Flaxseed is the whole seed of the flax plant.
Flaxseed is a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Together these fibers aid in digestion and help to maintain good stool consistency. Flaxseed is also an excellent source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (such as alpha-linolenic acid). These fatty acids help produce the soft, luxuriant coat on your pet for which Natura is known.
Oatmeal is the dry ground product of cleaned oats with the hulls removed.
Oatmeal is a good source of carbohydrate energy. Natura uses Oatmeal with its natural nutrients intact and without preprocessing. A natural, healthy grain that's rich in B vitamins, oatmeal is the featured grain in HealthWise products and is used in Innova and California Natural HealthBars because its sticky texture helps hold the biscuit shape together without using artificial binders.
Pea fiber is derived from cleaned and processed pea hulls.
Pea fiber is a good source of both insoluble and soluble fiber that helps support normal bowel health.
Natural flavors are flavor ingredients that do not contain synthetic or artificial components.
In the Natura products that include "natural flavor" in the formula, the exact composition is proprietary. However, it is always made from high quality natural ingredients, consistent with Natura's nutritional philosophy.
Rice, unless listed as brown rice, is the de-hulled rice kernel, without the bran -- known as white rice.
Eggs are the whole of the reproductive body produced by hens.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, with naturally occurring complex combinations of amino acids. Natura uses only whole eggs in our products.
(naturally preserved with mixed Tocopherols) Herring oil is the oil extracted from whole herring.
Herring oil provides a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Because the herring that Natura uses is of such high quality, the herring oil helps produce healthy skin and lustrous coats.
A chemical compound, KCl, a colorless or white, cubic, crystalline compound that closely resembles common salt (sodium chloride). It is soluble in water, alcohol, and alkalies.
Potassium plays various roles in metabolism and body functions. It assists in the regulation of the acid-base balance and water balance in the blood and the body tissue. It assists in protein synthesis from amino acids and in carbohydrate metabolism.
Vitamins are organic compounds that function as parts of enzyme systems essential for the transmission of energy and the regulation of metabolisms of the body.
AAFCO regulates minimum standard quantities of vitamins in levels that pets need to survive. All pet food manufacturers supplement their products with vitamins. Beyond meeting these minimum requirements, all Natura products contain a complete vitamin and mineral supplement program that helps pets to thrive, not just survive. Included in our foods are some of the following vitamins and minerals: Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Dicalcium Pantothenate, dl-Methionine, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin C Supplement (Sodium Ascorbate), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement (Alpha Tocopherol), Zinc Proteinate Natura adds these important vitamins and minerals, in proper balance to its foods to ensure that your pet gets all the necessary nutrients for life and good health every day.
Methionine (dL-Methionine) is a sulfur-containing amino acid obtained by the hydrolysis of most common proteins. Methionine is a principle supplier of sulfur which is important in production of many other compounds in the body.
dl-methionine regulates the formation of ammonia and creates ammonia-free urine. dl-methionine is an essential amino acid. Natura adds this supplement to cat foods. In our dog foods, the meat supplies sufficient amounts.
Taurine is an essential amino acid required by cats.
Meat and poultry are naturally high in taurine, so Natura foods contain high levels of this important nutrient. Taurine is also added to our cat foods to ensure cats get enough of this essential amino acid. Cats vs Dogs: While dogs can synthesize taurine in their systems, cats cannot and must have additional amounts added to their diet for proper health. Recent university research has suggested, however, that like cats, some breeds of dogs may benefit from Taurine in the diet. While California Natural has always contained ample Taurine from natural sources such as lamb meal, we have decided to supplement Taurine to ensure that all puppies receive full nutritional benefit from our products.
Salt is a natural mineral, necessary for life and good health.
Salt provides several essential nutrients, such as sodium and chloride, as well as important trace minerals. The average sodium level in our food and treats is currently 0.9 g/Mcal, which is considered low by industry standards, but still supplies the nutrients your pet's body requires.
Minerals are inorganic substances essential for a host of vital processes within the body.
AAFCO regulates minimum standard quantities of minerals in levels that pets need to survive. All pet food manufacturers supplement their products with minerals. Beyond meeting these minimum requirements, all Natura products contain a complete vitamin and mineral supplement program that helps pets to thrive, not just survive. The minerals Natura uses are chelated, providing three to ten times greater assimilation than common minerals. Included in our foods are some of the following vitamins and minerals: Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Dicalcium Pantothenate, dl-Methionine, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin C Supplement (Sodium Ascorbate), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement (Alpha Tocopherol), Zinc Proteinate Natura adds these important vitamins and minerals, in proper balance to its foods to ensure that your pet gets all the necessary nutrients for life and good health every day.
Lecithin is a specific phospholipid and the principal constituent of crude phosphatides derived from oil-bearing seeds.
Lecithin is a good source of choline, essential for normal fatty acid transport within cells. It is obtained chiefly from soybeans, corn and egg yolk.
Commonly referred to as Typical Nutrient Analysis (NA), this describes the nutrient content that a specific pet food formula is expected to achieve based on data from the formula database, or in some cases, from an actual laboratory assay. The goal in posting the Typical NA is to provide nutritionists and veterinarians with information that can aid in the treatment of clinical problems such as a cat with struvite or in working with overly obese dogs to prescribe feeding amounts and diet choice for the animal's success. For more information, read our NA FAQ's.
Moisture 10.0 %
Protein 32.51 %
Fat 20.48 0
Linoleic Acid 3.90 %
Omega 3 0.85 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.12 %
Carbohydrates 31.61 %
Fiber 1.67 %
Ash 6.98 %
Calcium 1.49 %
Phosphorous 1.10 %
Magnesium 0.10 %
Sodium 0.28 %
Iron 119.89 mg/kg
Zinc 128.01 mg/kg
Copper 15.11 mg/kg
Iodine 2.65 mg/kg
Manganese 26.32 mg/kg
Selenium 0.59 mg/kg
Arginine 2.33 %
Histidine 0.67 %
Isoleucine 1.22 %
Leucine 2.25 %
Lysine 1.94 %
Methionine 0.81 %
Met-Cysteine 1.11 %
Phenylalanine 1.3 %
Phe-Tyrosine 2.25 %
Threonine 1.21 %
Valine 1.49 %
Choline 2459.43 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 6.71 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 16.76 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 80.20 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 4.02 mg/kg
Folic Acid 1.02 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 16.54 mg/kg
Biotin 0.13 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 8.48 mg/kg
Vitamin A 25427 IU/kg
Taurine 0.2 %
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 21.25 mg/kg
Vitamin D 2526 IU/kg
Vitamin E 301.64 IU/kg
*Calculated amounts may differ from packaging as some packaging values are based on available feeding trial data.
Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements. For more information, read our GA FAQ's.
Crude Protein (min) 32 %
Crude Fat (min) 20 %
Crude Fiber (max) 4 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min) 3.8 %
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Taurine (min) 0.18 %
Magnesium (max) 0.12 %
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.6 %
3,980 kcal/kg (114 g = 1 cup)
454 kcal/cup (3.8 oz = 1 cup)