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Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food are Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, and Soybean Meal.


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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 32.7%
Crude Fat (min.): 8.2%
Crude Fiber (max.): 13.5%
Moisture (max.): %
Calories: 2,982 kcal/kg, 245 kcal/cup

Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Meal, Soybean Mill Run, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Pork Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Caramel color, Pork Fat, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, 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, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, 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.
Whole Grain Corn in Dog Food
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient

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.

Corn Gluten Meal is the principal protein of corn. Despite the name, corn gluten does not contain true gluten which makes it 100% gluten-free indeed.

CGM has over 60% crude protein and good for digestibility.

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.

Is a high quality protein ingredient, though obviously less ideal than meat. Some critics contend that this kind of bean may cause allergic issues in canines, though opinions vary widely.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food has 32.7% protein, 8.2% fat, 13.5% fiber, and % moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 40.6%.

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 Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food as 40.6%. Basically, around two fifth (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 Prescription Diet kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (32.7%)
Starch (40.6 %)
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