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Nature’s Recipe Easy to Digest Chicken Meal, Rice, & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Nature’s Recipe Easy to Digest Chicken Meal, Rice, & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food are Chicken Meal, Rice, Barley, and Oatmeal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 12%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4.5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,350 kcal/kg, 298 kcal/cup

Nature’s Recipe Easy to Digest Chicken Meal, Rice, & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Salt, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C], Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta Carotene, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Yeast Culture, Lactic Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Used as a Preservative), Rosemary Extract
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.

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.

Rice is a grain and considered to be a better than average carbohydrate source (basically starch). Although not as rich in nutrients a brown rice, white rice also provides some proteins, vitamins and minerals.

The kind of minerals and vitamins that can be found in rice include Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E.

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.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Nature’s Recipe Easy to Digest Chicken Meal, Rice, & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 12% fat, 4.5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 45.5%.

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 Nature’s Recipe Easy to Digest Chicken Meal, Rice, & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food as 45.5%. Basically, 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 Nature's Recipe kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (23%)
Starch (45.5 %)
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