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Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Adult 7+ Small Breed Thrive + Vigor Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Adult 7+ Small Breed Thrive + Vigor Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oats, Brewers Rice, and Chicken Fat.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 20%
Crude Fat (min.): 12.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 1.7%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 3,569 kcal/kg, 374 kcal/cup

Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Adult 7+ Small Breed Thrive + Vigor Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oats, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Egg Product, Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Yellow Peas, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Broccoli, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
organic chicken as a dog food ingredient
Brewers Rice in dog food

Chicken is an excellent source of healthy protein for dogs. It is filled with essential amino acids to build strong muscles and help to maintain organs and tissue.

In addition to being a flavor that dogs love, chicken also delivers Omega 6 fatty acids that help sustain healthy skin and shiny coats along with B3 and B6 vitamins, phosphorous and selenium as well.

Brown rice is a wholesome source of fiber and carbohydrates. A perfect choice for dogs, because this kind of complex carbohydrate is easier for them to digest than other kinds of carbohydrates, such as corn and wheat.

Brown rice is low in fat and is an excellent fiber source which promotes digestive health. It is also a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E.

From whole grain oats, your dog receives the carbohydrates necessary for maintain energy levels. Additionally, whole grain oats are also filled with Vitamin B and have a lower potential for causing allergic reactions frequently encountered with both corn and wheat. More health benefits include protection from heart disease, cancer and diabetes, with potential to help your dog maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol.

Brewers Rice is no different from white rice, except that the grain is broken into pieces. As such, it offers the same nutritional value as white rice with trace amounts of Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Calcium and Potassium.

Brewers rice is often used as an inexpensive filler ingredient to add volume to dog food and also it increases digestibility

Chicken Fat is a high quality source of energy and essential fatty acids. For example, chicken fat contains linoleic acid which is an excellent source of the Omega-6 fatty acids. Quality fats support a shiny, healthy coat in dogs.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Adult 7+ Small Breed Thrive + Vigor Dry Dog Food has 20% protein, 12.5% fat, 1.7% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 60.8%.

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 Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Adult 7+ Small Breed Thrive + Vigor Dry Dog Food as 60.8%. Basically, more than 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 Bioactive Recipe kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (20%)
Starch (60.8 %)
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