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Natural Balance Gentle Balance Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Natural Balance Gentle Balance Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat, and Cassava Flour.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 28%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,700 kcal/kg, 400 kcal/8 oz cup

Natural Balance Gentle Balance Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Cassava Flour, Barley, Dried Eggs, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Oat Groats, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Oat Fiber, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Carrots, Salt, Inulin, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Psyllium Seed Husks, Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), L-Carnitine, Kelp Meal, Cranberries, Parsley Flakes, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Spinach, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint 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.

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.

Chicken Fat is a high quality source of energy and essential fatty acids. For example, chicken fat contains linoleic acid which is an excellent source of the Omega-6 fatty acids. Quality fats support a shiny, healthy coat in dogs.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Natural Balance Gentle Balance Dry Dog Food has 28% protein, 16% fat, 6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 35%.

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 Natural Balance Gentle Balance Dry Dog Food as 35%. 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 Natural Balance kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (28%)
Starch (35 %)
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