Blue Natural Veterinary Diet GI Gastrointestinal Support 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.
A source of complex carbohydrates, oats are absorbed slowly, releasing sugar and energy gradually, rather than overwhelming the body as simple carbohydrates may. They are a valuable source of dietary fiber, iron, and other essential vitamins. Oats are especially high in B vitamins, which may aid in breaking down fats for the nervous system and help support muscle tone, skin, hair, and eye health. Also said to contain a blend of many of the essential amino acids.
A whole grain, provides an easy to digest complex carbohydrate once cooked. Brown rice is low in fat and is an excellent fiber source. It also contributes to some of this diet’s protein content.
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, Blue Natural Veterinary Diet GI Gastrointestinal Support Dry Dog Food has 24% protein, 12% fat, 5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 44%.