American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food Ingredients
This is your main protein ingredient. While not including the weight in bones, this ingredient is likely to still be heavier due to water content. This shouldn’t be considered the main protein ingredient.
Chicken meal is a dry, rendered product from whole chickens that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It looks like brown flour and it's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.
Chicken meal is basically chicken with a longer storage time. It's a protein rich food and also Vitamin B12, Tryptophan, Choline, Zinc, Iron, and Copper resource. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.
Provides yet another quality source of concentrated protein. Like chicken meal, turkey meal is a concentrated form of meat which can provide up to 3 times more protein than it’s fresh counterpart.
Peas are healthy, grain-free filter alternative that contain complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber.
Lutein in peas is an anti-oxidant good for heart, skin, and eye health. Sterols content in peas help lowering cholesterol. However, peas may be related to Canine Heart Disease and FDA is actively investigating this. 93 percent of reported foods in DCM cases contained peas and/or lentils.
According to the guaranteed analysis, American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food has 30% protein, 12% fat, 5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 38%.