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Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Perfect Digestion Small Bites Chicken, Whole Oats & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Perfect Digestion Small Bites Chicken, Whole Oats & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, and Brewers Rice.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 17%
Crude Fat (min.): 9.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,559 kcal/kg, 353 kcal/cup

Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Perfect Digestion Small Bites Chicken, Whole Oats & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Ground Pecan Shells, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Citrus Pulp, Iodized Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Pressed Cranberries, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Pumpkin, Fish Oil, DL-Methionine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
organic chicken as a dog food ingredient
Brewers Rice in dog food

Chicken is an excellent source of healthy protein for dogs. It is filled with essential amino acids to build strong muscles and help to maintain organs and tissue.

In addition to being a flavor that dogs love, chicken also delivers Omega 6 fatty acids that help sustain healthy skin and shiny coats along with B3 and B6 vitamins, phosphorous and selenium as well.

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

From whole grain oats, your dog receives the carbohydrates necessary for maintain energy levels. Additionally, whole grain oats are also filled with Vitamin B and have a lower potential for causing allergic reactions frequently encountered with both corn and wheat. More health benefits include protection from heart disease, cancer and diabetes, with potential to help your dog maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol.

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

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Perfect Digestion Small Bites Chicken, Whole Oats & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food has 17% protein, 9.5% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 54.5%.

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 Science Diet Adult 7+ Perfect Digestion Small Bites Chicken, Whole Oats & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food as 54.5%. 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 Science Diet kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (17%)
Starch (54.5 %)
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