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Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Digestion Salmon, Whole Oats, and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Digestion Salmon, Whole Oats, and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food are Salmon, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, and Whole Grain Corn.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 20%
Crude Fat (min.): 11%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,662 kcal/kg, 374 kcal/cup

Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Digestion Salmon, Whole Oats, and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Salmon, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Liver Flavor, Ground Pecan Shells, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Citrus Pulp, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Pressed Cranberries, Pumpkin, 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), Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), 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

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids while having very low saturated fat.

Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders and the vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells healthy.

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.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Digestion Salmon, Whole Oats, and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food has 20% protein, 11% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 50%.

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 Perfect Digestion Salmon, Whole Oats, and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food as 50%. 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 (20%)
Starch (50 %)
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