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Pedigree Tender Bites for Small Dogs Chicken & Steak Flavor Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Pedigree Tender Bites for Small Dogs Chicken & Steak Flavor Dry Dog Food are Whole Grain Ground Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat, and Soybean Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 21%
Crude Fat (min.): 11%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 12%
Calories: 3,454 kcal/kg, 335 kcal/cup

Pedigree Tender Bites for Small Dogs Chicken & Steak Flavor Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate), Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (Source Of Omega 6 Fatty Acids) [preserved with Bha/citric Acid], Soybean Meal, Meat And Bone Meal (Source Of Calcium), Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Natural Flavor, Brewers Rice, Water, Glycerin, Chicken Meal, Salt, Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Phosphoric Acid, Dried Peas, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Dl-methionine, Natural Grilled Steak Flavor, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Bha (Preservative), Citric Acid (Preservative), Red 40, L-tryptophan, Yellow 6, Dried Carrots, Niacin Supplement [vitamin B3], Blue 2, Yellow 5, D-calcium Pantothenate [source Of Vitamin B5], Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement [vitamin B2], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [vitamin B1], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [vitamin B6], Folic Acid
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient

This corn product is ground to a fine flour to make it more digestible and is used to give fuel to your pet. Diamond tests all incoming corn for aflatoxin.

Chicken By-Product Meal is rendered mix of less desirable parts (eg. gizzards, giblets, feet), internal organs (eg. lungs, spleen, liver, heart, kidneys) and bones of a chicken.

Chicken by-products are protein rich like chicken and also it's a natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Corn Gluten Meal is the principal protein of corn. Despite the name, corn gluten does not contain true gluten which makes it 100% gluten-free indeed.

CGM has over 60% crude protein and good for digestibility.

Preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E).

Is a high quality protein ingredient, though obviously less ideal than meat. Some critics contend that this kind of bean may cause allergic issues in canines, though opinions vary widely.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Pedigree Tender Bites for Small Dogs Chicken & Steak Flavor Dry Dog Food has 21% protein, 11% fat, 4% fiber, and 12% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 47%.

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 Pedigree Tender Bites for Small Dogs Chicken & Steak Flavor Dry Dog Food as 47%. Basically, almost half of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on our website - In The Kibble - is 38.67%.

Protein (21%)
Starch (47 %)
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