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Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Grain-Free Salmon and Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Grain-Free Salmon and Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food are Deboned Salmon, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Starch, and Salmon Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 20%
Crude Fat (min.): 12%
Crude Fiber (max.): 6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3476 kcal/kg (349 kcal/cup)

Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Grain-Free Salmon and Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Salmon, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Starch, Salmon Meal (source of Glucosamine), Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Potato Starch, Pea Protein, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Potassium Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Pumpkin, Dried Chicory Root, Flaxseed, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Choline Chloride, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Copper Sulfate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), L-Lysine, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Dried Yeast, Manganese Sulfate, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Taurine, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

While this doesn’t include the weight of bones, the fact that this isn’t dehydrated or a meal product means that much of the weight is liquid. If you want a product that is mainly salmon, you’ll have to look elsewhere. This one has some, but it is probably not the main protein in the food.

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.

Potatoes are a fantastic source of complex carbohydrates which provide fuel for energy for dogs. They are also rich in many minerals and vitamins. Key elements include thiamin, manganese, folate, niacin, copper, phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.

Potatoes are also a key source of dietary fiber as they are good source of digestible carbohydrates.

Pea Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is slowly digested and absorbed, providing a sustained source of energy. Pea starch is also a good source of fiber, which can support healthy digestion and maintain regular bowel movements.

In addition, pea starch is hypoallergenic and easily digestible, making it a great option for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities.

Salmon Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole salmon that has been through some processing to remove water and fat.

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Grain-Free Salmon and Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food has 20% protein, 12% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 47%.

The largest proportion of Carbohydrates in dog food is provided by starch and indeed dogs don't have carbohydrate requirement at all.

We calculated the starch ratio in Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Grain-Free Salmon and Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food as 47%. Basically, almost half of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on inthekibble.com is 38.67% - and that means this Basics kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (20%)
Starch (47 %)
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