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Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food are Chicken By-Product Meal, Wheat Flour, Whole Grain Ground Corn, Rice Bran, and Dried Beet Pulp.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 22%
Crude Fat (min.): 12%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,530 kcal/kg, 330 kcal/cup

Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Wheat Flour, Whole Grain Ground Corn, Rice Bran, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Millet, Ground White Rice, Fish Meal, Egg Product, Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid. Contains A Source Of Live (Viable), Naturally Occurring Microorganisms
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient

Chicken By-Product Meal is rendered mix of less desirable parts (eg. gizzards, giblets, feet), internal organs (eg. lungs, spleen, liver, heart, kidneys) and bones of a chicken.

Chicken by-products are protein rich like chicken and also it's a natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Wheat flour is a source of vegetable protein.

This provides easily digestible carbohydrates.

Is the outer husk and germ of a grain of rice. It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.

Is the fifth ingredient. This is an ingredient that is rich in fiber.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food has 22% protein, 12% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 47.5%.

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 Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food as 47.5%. 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 Diamond kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (22%)
Starch (47.5 %)
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