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Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense Environmental Sensitivities Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense Environmental Sensitivities Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food are Brewers Rice, Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Sorghum, Cracked Pearled Barley, and Pea Protein.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 15.1%
Crude Fiber (max.): 1.6%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 3,680 kcal/kg, 344 kcal/cup

Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense Environmental Sensitivities Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Brewers Rice, Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Sorghum, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pea Protein, Egg Product, Soybean Oil, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Whole Grain Oats, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Pork Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Chicken Fat, Potassium Chloride, Lipoic Acid, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, 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), Calcium Carbonate, Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Natural Flavors, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Broccoli, Beta-Carotene
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Brewers Rice in dog food

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 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.

Sorghum is one of the main cereal crops in the world and is a stable source of nutrition. Sorghum is a favorite of those that are gluten intolerant and is beneficial for increasing the functionality of the digestive tract.

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

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense Environmental Sensitivities Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 15.1% fat, 1.6% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 55.3%.

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 Prescription Diet Derm Defense Environmental Sensitivities Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food as 55.3%. 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 Prescription Diet kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (23%)
Starch (55.3 %)
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