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Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food are Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pork Fat, Cracked Pearled Barley, and Whole Grain Sorghum.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 15.8%
Crude Fat (min.): 22.3%
Crude Fiber (max.): 1.7%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 4,048 kcal/kg, 459 kcal/cup

Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pork Fat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Sorghum, Lamb, Dried Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Pork Liver Flavor, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, L-Tryptophan, 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.
Brewers Rice in dog food

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.

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

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

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food has 15.8% protein, 22.3% fat, 1.7% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 55.2%.

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 k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food as 55.2%. 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 (15.8%)
Starch (55.2 %)
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