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Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe Dry Dog Food are Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Sorghum, and Corn Gluten Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 24%
Crude Fat (min.): 11%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,662 kcal/kg, 363 kcal/cup

Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Pork Liver Flavor, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Iodized Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, 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, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, L-Carnitine, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sorghum is one of the main cereal crops in the world and is a stable source of nutrition. Sorghum is a favorite of those that are gluten intolerant and is beneficial for increasing the functionality of the digestive tract.

Corn Gluten Meal is the principal protein of corn. Despite the name, corn gluten does not contain true gluten which makes it 100% gluten-free indeed.

CGM has over 60% crude protein and good for digestibility.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe Dry Dog Food has 24% protein, 11% fat, 3% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 47%.

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 Large Breed Chicken Meal & Oats Recipe Dry Dog Food as 47%. 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 (24%)
Starch (47 %)
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