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Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Turkey Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Turkey Dry Dog Food are Turkey Meal, Turkey, Tapioca, and Peas.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 30.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 18.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 4,196 kcal/kg, 469 kcal/cup

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Turkey Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Turkey Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Turkey, Tapioca, Peas, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Montmorillonite Clay, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Freeze-Dried Turkey, Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze-Dried Turkey Heart, Rosemary Extract.
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Turkey Meal Kibble Ingredient
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Turkey Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole turkeys that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.

Turkey meal is basically turkey with a longer storage time and no moisture. It's a protein rich food and also magnesium and zinc resource for the health of your dog’s skin and coat. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Fresh deboned turkey.

Tapioca is used as a non-nutritive binder in dog foods.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Turkey Dry Dog Food has 30.5% protein, 18.5% fat, 3% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 33%.

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 Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Turkey Dry Dog Food as 33%. 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 Instinct kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (30.5%)
Starch (33 %)
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