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Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Chicken, Chicken Meal & Duck Meal Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Chicken, Chicken Meal & Duck Meal Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, and Potatoes.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 27%
Crude Fat (min.): 15%
Crude Fiber (max.): 5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,590 kcal/kg, 410 kcal/8 oz cup

Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Chicken, Chicken Meal & Duck Meal Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Pea Protein, Carrots, Duck Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Oat Hulls, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), L-Tryptophan, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Lactic Acid, Dried Kelp, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), 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
Pea Fiber 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.

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.

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, Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Chicken, Chicken Meal & Duck Meal Dry Dog Food has 27% protein, 15% fat, 5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 38%.

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 Original Ultra Whole Body Health Chicken, Chicken Meal & Duck Meal Dry Dog Food as 38%. Basically, around two fifth (almost half) 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 (27%)
Starch (38 %)
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