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Instinct Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Instinct Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, and Tapioca.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 35%
Crude Fat (min.): 19.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 4,262 kcal/kg, 476 kcal/cup

Instinct Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chickpeas, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Turkey Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Egg Product, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl- 2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Montmorillonite Clay, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Choline Chloride, Freeze-Dried Chicken, Freeze-Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze-Dried Chicken Heart, 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.
organic chicken 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.

Chickpeas provide a variety of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium), as well as a decent amount of fiber and protein.

Chickpeas are a source of essential nutrients in dog food. It helps regulate blood sugar and supports the immune system.

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

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Instinct Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food has 35% protein, 19.5% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 27%.

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 Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food as 27%.

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 (35%)
Starch (27 %)
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