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Horizon Amicus Grain-Free Adult Tri-Protein Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Horizon Amicus Grain-Free Adult Tri-Protein Formula Dry Dog Food are Turkey, Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Peas, and Pea Starch.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 30%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4.25%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,670 kcal/kg, 440 kcal/cup

Horizon Amicus Grain-Free Adult Tri-Protein Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Turkey, Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Peas, Pea Starch, Salmon, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Form Of Vitamin E), Turkey Meal, Flax, Salmon Oil, (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Form Of Vitamin E), Alfalfa Meal, Egg Product, Pea Fibre, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Blueberries, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Yucca Schdigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Pineapple, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobaciluus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Bifidum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillius Plantarum Fermentation Prod­ Uct, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, L-ascorbyl-2- Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C) Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Man­ Ganous Oxide, Manganese, Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Magnesium Oxide.
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

Fresh deboned turkey.

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.

Lentils are not generally in dog foods. This isn’t any problem, they are an acceptable carbohydrate source. And again, your dog will not likely have been exposed to these unless you’ve been cooking for him. It is extremely unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.

Peas are healthy, grain-free filter alternative that contain complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber.

Lutein in peas is an anti-oxidant good for heart, skin, and eye health. Sterols content in peas help lowering cholesterol. However, peas may be related to Canine Heart Disease and FDA is actively investigating this. 93 percent of reported foods in DCM cases contained peas and/or lentils.

This ingredient is source of vegetable protein and a carbohydrate starch.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Horizon Amicus Grain-Free Adult Tri-Protein Formula Dry Dog Food has 30% protein, 16% fat, 4.25% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 34.75%.

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 Horizon Amicus Grain-Free Adult Tri-Protein Formula Dry Dog Food as 34.75%. Basically, around one third 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 Amicus kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (30%)
Starch (34.75 %)
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