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Blue Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Blue Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Dry Dog Food are Deboned Alligator, Peas, Pea Starch, Alligator Meal, and Pea Protein.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 22%
Crude Fat (min.): 14%
Crude Fiber (max.): 6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3568 kcals/kg (372 kcals/cup)

Blue Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Alligator, Peas, Pea Starch, Alligator meal, Pea Protein, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic acid), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Pumpkin, Dried Kelp, Dried Chicory Root, L-Threonine, Choline Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary This product was made using alligator that was sourced in the United States in full compliance with the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
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

A great source of protein that's low in fat and cholesterol, alligator can help pets achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It's also a good alternative for pets who have sensitivities to poultry and red meat.

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.

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.

Pea Protein is a plant-based protein source. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These amino acids support healthy muscle growth and maintenance, and help to maintain a healthy immune system.

Pea protein is also a good source of fiber, which can support healthy digestion and maintain regular bowel movements. In addition, pea protein is hypoallergenic and easily digestible, making it a great option for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Blue Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Dry Dog Food has 22% protein, 14% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 43%.

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 Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Dry Dog Food as 43%. 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 Natural Veterinary Diet kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (22%)
Starch (43 %)
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