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Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe No Corn, Wheat, Soy Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe No Corn, Wheat, Soy Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oats, Cracked Pearled Barley, and Chicken Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 24.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 16.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,826 kcal/kg, 434 kcal/cup

Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe No Corn, Wheat, Soy Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oats, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat, Flaxseed, Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Fish Oil, Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Green Peas, Apples, 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), Cranberries, Carrots, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Broccoli, 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.
organic chicken as a dog food ingredient

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe No Corn, Wheat, Soy Dry Dog Food has 24.5% protein, 16.5% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 40%.

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 Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe No Corn, Wheat, Soy Dry Dog Food as 40%. 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 Science Diet kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (24.5%)
Starch (40 %)
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