Horizon Complete Whole Grain Large Breed Puppy Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Horizon Complete Whole Grain Large Breed Puppy Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food are Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Chicken, and Whole Grain Rye.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 28%
Crude Fat (min.): 14%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,620 kcal/kg, 380 kcal/cup

Horizon Complete Whole Grain Large Breed Puppy Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Chicken, Whole Grain Rye, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Source Of Vitamin E), Pea Fibre, Flaxseed, Egg Product, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E), Carrots, Apples, Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Blueberries, L-lysine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fructooligosaccharides, Dl-methonine, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Pineapple, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Bifidum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, 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 Sulphate, Iron Proteinate*, Zinc Sulphate, Zinc Proteinate*, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate*, Copper Sulphate, 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

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.

A nutritionally rich whole grain, barley remains completely intact, full of fiber as well as a number of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese and vitamins including Vitamin E, B6 and niacin are among the nutrients to be found in whole grain barley.

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.

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.

A hearty grain, whole grain rye contains high levels of quality level carbohydrates. These carbohydrates provide the energy your dog needs. Rye can be highly beneficial in that, unlike corn or wheat, it does not as often cause allergic reactions.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Horizon Complete Whole Grain Large Breed Puppy Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food has 28% protein, 14% fat, 3.6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 39.4%.

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 Complete Whole Grain Large Breed Puppy Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food as 39.4%. Basically, around two fifth (almost half) of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on is 38.67% - and that means this Complete kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (28%)
Starch (39.4 %)
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