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Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Small Paws Chicken Meal, Barley & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 15.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 10%
Crude Fiber (max.): 6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,548 kcal/kg, 362 kcal/cup

Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Small Paws Chicken Meal, Barley & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken Fat, Whole Grain Sorghum, Soybean Mill Run, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Pea Fiber, Soybean Meal, Pork Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Green Peas, Calcium Carbonate, 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), Apples, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Lipoic Acid, Iodized Salt, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Broccoli, Taurine, L-Lysine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), 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.
Brewers Rice in dog food

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.

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

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

Whole Grain Wheat contains the entire grain, including the germ, bran and endosperm. This means that it has more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber than regular wheat.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Small Paws Chicken Meal, Barley & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food has 15.5% protein, 10% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 53.5%.

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+ Small Paws Chicken Meal, Barley & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food as 53.5%. 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 (15.5%)
Starch (53.5 %)
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