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Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Puppy Fresh Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Puppy Fresh Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food are Salmon, Salmon Meal, Lentils, Peas, and Tapioca.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 24%
Crude Fat (min.): 13.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,500 kcal/kg; 3.50 kcal/kg; 1,587 kcal/lb; 525 kcal/cup

Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Puppy Fresh Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Salmon, Salmon Meal, Lentils, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil, Garbanzo Beans, Freeze-Dried Salmon, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative), Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract. Contains A Source Of Live Naturally Occuring Microorganisms
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

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids while having very low saturated fat.

Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders and the vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells healthy.

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.

Lentils are an excellent source of protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and iron. Lentils are high in dietary fiber, which helps keep the digestive system moving and supports the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Eating lentils can increase stool weight and improve overall gut function.

Furthermore, lentils contain a broad range of beneficial plant compounds called phytochemicals. These phytochemicals include flavonoids and lignans, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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 is used as a non-nutritive binder in dog foods.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Puppy Fresh Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food has 24% protein, 13.5% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 43.5%.

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 Canidae Pure Grain-Free Petite Small Breed Puppy Fresh Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food as 43.5%. 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 Canidae kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (24%)
Starch (43.5 %)
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