Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Adult Fresh Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food Ingredients
Chicken is the main source of protein. Chicken is also a good source of Vitamin B6 and Niacin.
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.
Tapioca also provides grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates which are extracted from the root of the cassava plant.
According to the guaranteed analysis, Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Adult Fresh Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food has 24% protein, 12% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 45%.