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Purina Beneful Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Purina Beneful Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Soybean Hulls, and Barley.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 25%
Crude Fat (min.): 8%
Crude Fiber (max.): 9%
Moisture (max.): 14%
Calories: 3156 kcal/kg (307 kcal/cup)

Purina Beneful Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, chicken by-product meal, whole grain corn, soybean hulls, barley, soybean meal, whole grain wheat, corn gluten meal, rice, glycerin, egg and chicken flavor, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, oat meal, natural flavor, salt, calcium carbonate, mono and dicalcium phosphate, dried apples, dried carrots, dried green beans, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, potassium chloride, choline chloride, iron oxide (color), MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), biotin (Vitamin B-7)]
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 by-products meal as a dog food ingredient
Whole Grain Corn in Dog Food

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 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.

Whole Grain Corn contains bran, cereal germ, and endosperm as a whole instead of just the endosperm. Corn is a fibrous grain and it provides easily digestible carbohydrates that makes it a key energy source. Also corn has linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid to maintain healthy skin, coat and immune system.

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, Purina Beneful Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food has 25% protein, 8% fat, 9% fiber, and 14% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 39%.

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 Purina Beneful Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken Dry Dog Food as 39%. 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 Beneful kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (25%)
Starch (39 %)
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