Blue Wilderness Adult Duck Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Ingredients
The deboned duck is an excellent source of protein for dogs as well as adds flavor. The essential amino acids help to build and support muscle and organ development.
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.
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.
Menhaden Fish Meal
Usually a questionable protein source, fish meal in Blue Buffalo formulas is said to contain no fish by-products. Made from high quality fish parts, this fish meal could offer an excellent source of highly concentrated animal protein as well as the essential fatty acids and other nutrients fish is thought to contain.
According to the guaranteed analysis, Blue Wilderness Adult Duck Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food has 34% protein, 15% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 30%.