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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food are Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, and Barley.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 30%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 11%
Calories: 3,689 kcal/kg, 391 kcal/cup

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat, Potato Protein, Dried Egg Product, Salmon, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Chicken Liver, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, 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.

Deboned Chicken is the skin and flesh of the chicken without the bone. It's just that and therefore it is an excellent source of healthy protein for dogs.

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.

Brown rice is a wholesome source of fiber and carbohydrates. A perfect choice for dogs, because this kind of complex carbohydrate is easier for them to digest than other kinds of carbohydrates, such as corn and wheat.

Brown rice is low in fat and is an excellent fiber source which promotes digestive health. It is also a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E.

Oatmeal is a source of complex carbohydrates, releasing sugar and energy gradually, rather than overwhelming the body as simple carbohydrates may. They are a valuable source of dietary fiber, iron, and other essential vitamins.

Oats are especially high in B vitamins, which may aid in breaking down fats for the nervous system and help support muscle tone, skin, hair, and eye health. Oatmeal is considered an excellent source of dietary fiber and key vitamins and minerals.

Barley is source of carbohydrates for energy, B vitamins and fiber for a healthy digestive system. In some cases it has been known to lower cholesterol. It's a good alternative grain for dogs that are allergic to corn or wheat.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food has 30% protein, 16% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 11% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 34.5%.

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 Puppy Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food as 34.5%. Basically, around one third of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

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 (30%)
Starch (34.5 %)
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