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Instinct Raw Longevity 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blend Grain-Free Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken for Adults Ages 7+ Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Instinct Raw Longevity 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blend Grain-Free Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken for Adults Ages 7+ Dry Dog Food are Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Chicken, Tapioca, and Peas.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 37%
Crude Fat (min.): 22%
Crude Fiber (max.): 2.5%
Moisture (max.): 8.5%
Calories: 4,360 kcal/kg

Instinct Raw Longevity 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blend Grain-Free Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken for Adults Ages 7+ Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Salmon Meal, Chicken, Tapioca, Peas, Chickpeas, Freeze-Dried Beef, Freeze-Dried Beef Kidney, Freeze-Dried Beef Spleen, Freeze-Dried Beef Liver, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Oil, Dried Tomato Pomace, Freeze-Dried Beef Heart, Natural Flavor, Pumpkinseeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Apples, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Butternut Squash, L-Carnitine, Salt, Cod Liver Oil, Dried Kelp, Yeast Culture, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Turmeric, 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
Pea Fiber 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.

Salmon Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole salmon that has been through some processing to remove water and fat.

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders.

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.

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 Raw Longevity 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blend Grain-Free Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken for Adults Ages 7+ Dry Dog Food has 37% protein, 22% fat, 2.5% fiber, and 8.5% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 25%.

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 Raw Longevity 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blend Grain-Free Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken for Adults Ages 7+ Dry Dog Food as 25%.

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%)
Starch (25 %)
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