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Horizon Amicus Grain-Free All Life Stages Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Horizon Amicus Grain-Free All Life Stages Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Peas, and Pea Starch.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 28%
Crude Fat (min.): 14%
Crude Fiber (max.): 7.6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,485 kcal/kg, 400 kcal/cup

Horizon Amicus Grain-Free All Life Stages Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Peas, Pea Starch, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flax, Alfalfa Meal, Pea Fibre, Egg Product, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Blueberries, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Yucca Schdigera Extract, 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 Product, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin Bl2 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Floric 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, Manganous 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.
organic chicken as a dog food ingredient
Pea Fiber 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.

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 All Life Stages Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food has 28% protein, 14% fat, 7.6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 35.4%.

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 All Life Stages Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food as 35.4%. 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 (28%)
Starch (35.4 %)
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