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Hill’s Healthy Advantage Adult Oral+ Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Healthy Advantage Adult Oral+ Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food are Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, and Powdered Cellulose.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 24.4%
Crude Fat (min.): 14.8%
Crude Fiber (max.): 10.8%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 3,397 kcal/kg, 270 kcal/cup

Hill’s Healthy Advantage Adult Oral+ Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Mill Run, Pork Fat, Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Iodized Salt, Chicken Cartilage, Choline Chloride, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, 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.
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient
Brewers Rice in dog food
Whole Grain Corn in Dog Food

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.

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

Whole Grain Wheat contains the entire grain, including the germ, bran and endosperm. This means that it has more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber than regular wheat.

Whole Grain Corn contains bran, cereal germ, and endosperm as a whole instead of just the endosperm. Corn is a fibrous grain and it provides easily digestible carbohydrates that makes it a key energy source. Also corn has linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid to maintain healthy skin, coat and immune system.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Healthy Advantage Adult Oral+ Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food has 24.4% protein, 14.8% fat, 10.8% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 45%.

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 Healthy Advantage Adult Oral+ Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food as 45%. 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 Healthy Advantage kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (24.4%)
Starch (45 %)
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