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Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Small Bites Chicken Flavor Dry Dog food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Small Bites Chicken Flavor Dry Dog food are Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Flaxseed, Soybean Mill Run, and Brewers Rice.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 19.2%
Crude Fat (min.): 16.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 8.3%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 3,868 kcal/kg, 384 kcal/cup

Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Small Bites Chicken Flavor Dry Dog food Ingredients

Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Flaxseed, Soybean Mill Run, Brewers Rice, Soybean Meal, Pork Fat, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Liver Flavor, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, 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), L-Threonine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Chondroitin Sulfate, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Whole Grain Corn in Dog Food
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient
Brewers Rice in dog food

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.

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.

Provides fat, fiber, protein, and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It does not state if the Flaxseed has been ground or not, but it must be ground in order to fully utilize this ingredient.

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

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Small Bites Chicken Flavor Dry Dog food has 19.2% protein, 16.5% fat, 8.3% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 51%.

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 j/d Joint Care Small Bites Chicken Flavor Dry Dog food as 51%. 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 (19.2%)
Starch (51 %)
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