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Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food are Salmon, White Fish Meal, Peas, and Menhaden Fish Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 37.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 21%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 4,570 kcal/kg, 537 kcal/cup

Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Salmon, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Peas, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Herring Meal, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Tapioca, Dried Tomato Pomace, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze-Dried Cod, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract
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

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids while having very low saturated fat.

Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders and the vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells healthy.

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.

Menhaden Fish Meal offer an excellent source of highly concentrated animal protein as well as the essential fatty acids and other nutrients menhaden fish contain.

Menhaden fish is found in Atlantic coastal waters and due to it's oily flesh, it's not an appetizing food to humans.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food has 37.5% protein, 21% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 22.5%.

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 Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food as 22.5%.

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 (37.5%)
Starch (22.5 %)
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