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Hill’s Science Diet Adult Small Paws Light with Chicken Meal & Barley Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Science Diet Adult Small Paws Light with Chicken Meal & Barley Dry Dog Food are Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pea Fiber, Whole Grain Wheat, and Whole Grain Corn.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 20%
Crude Fat (min.): 5.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 14%
Moisture (max.): 10.5%
Calories: 2,987 kcal/kg, 271 kcal/cup

Hill’s Science Diet Adult Small Paws Light with Chicken Meal & Barley Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pea Fiber, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Sorghum, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Pork Flavor, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Iodized Salt, 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), Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, L-Carnitine, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient
Whole Grain Corn 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.

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.

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 Small Paws Light with Chicken Meal & Barley Dry Dog Food has 20% protein, 5.5% fat, 14% fiber, and 10.5% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 45%.

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 Small Paws Light with Chicken Meal & Barley Dry Dog Food as 45%. Basically, 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 Science Diet kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (20%)
Starch (45 %)
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