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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Hero’s Banquet Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Hero’s Banquet Dry Dog Food are Deboned Beef, Pork Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, and Potatoes.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 38%
Crude Fat (min.): 17%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 11%
Calories: 3,739 kcal/kg, 396 kcal/cup

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Hero’s Banquet Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Beef, Pork Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Turkey, Lamb, Sunflower Oil, Beef LIver, 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

Beef is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

This ingredients is the whole hog, including bones, organs and tissues, that has been cooked down, with the water extracted and the residue is ground into a fine, high-protein meal.

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.

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 Hero’s Banquet 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 Hero’s Banquet 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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