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Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Puppy Grow + Learn Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Puppy Grow + Learn Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, and Chicken Meal.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 30%
Crude Fat (min.): 19.6%
Crude Fiber (max.): 1.8%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 3,794 kcal/kg, 463 kcal/cup

Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Puppy Grow + Learn Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat, Flaxseed, Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, 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, Choline Chloride, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, 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

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.

Barley has more protein than rice and is a slow burning carbohydrate that has a good effect on blood sugar levels.

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.

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.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Bioactive Recipe Puppy Grow + Learn Dry Dog Food has 30% protein, 19.6% fat, 1.8% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 43.6%.

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 Puppy Grow + Learn Dry Dog Food as 43.6%. 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 Bioactive Recipe kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (30%)
Starch (43.6 %)
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