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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe Dry Dog Food are Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, and Potatoes.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 38%
Crude Fat (min.): 17%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 11%
Calories: 3,731 kcal/kg, 395 kcal/cup

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Salmon Meal, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Duck, Quail, Chicken, Pea Protein, Chicken Liver, Sunflower Oil, Salmon Oil, Salt, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Citric Acid for freshness, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Turkey Meal Kibble Ingredient

Deboned Turkey is the skin and flesh of the turkey without the bone. It's an excellent source of healthy protein for dogs.

In addition to being a flavor that dogs love, turkey is also rich in Vitamin B6, Cobalamin, Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium.

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.

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.

Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. They don’t cause food sensitivities in dogs and also are an excellent source of beta-carotene, phytochemicals, and carotenoids – all which are healthy immune supporting antioxidants.

Potatoes are a fantastic source of complex carbohydrates which provide fuel for energy for dogs. They are also rich in many minerals and vitamins. Key elements include thiamin, manganese, folate, niacin, copper, phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.

Potatoes are also a key source of dietary fiber as they are good source of digestible carbohydrates.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe Dry Dog Food has 38% protein, 17% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 11% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 25.5%.

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 Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe Dry Dog Food as 25.5%.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on inthekibble.com is 38.67% - and that means this Merrick kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (38%)
Starch (25.5 %)
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