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Purina Pro Plan Adult Complete Essentials Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Purina Pro Plan Adult Complete Essentials Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food are Beef, Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, and Corn Gluten Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 26%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3%
Moisture (max.): 12%
Calories: 3,963 kcal/kg, 379 kcal/cup

Purina Pro Plan Adult Complete Essentials Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Beef, Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Soybean Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Beef Fat Preserved with Mixed-tocopherols, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Natural Flavor, Glycerin, Calcium Carbonate, Wheat Bran, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Soybean Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Choline Chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Garlic Oil.
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.

Beef is such a good source of needed protein and that is why Holistic has made it the primary source of protein and iron in this unique blend. Beef is a good source of quality protein that is easy for your dog to gobble up and is the ideal protein content with plenty of amino acids to improve your dog’s fur and skin.

This ingredient is probably white rice which is slightly lower in nutritional value than the brown rice listed above. White rice undergoes further processing vs. brown rice and due to this fact that it loses some of these properties. It is still a low-fat carbohydrate source and also provides some protein to this diet.

Whole Grain Wheat contains the entire grain, including the germ, bran and endosperm. This means that it has more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber than regular wheat.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Purina Pro Plan Adult Complete Essentials Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food has 26% protein, 16% fat, 3% fiber, and 12% 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 Purina Pro Plan Adult Complete Essentials Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula 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 Pro Plan kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (26%)
Starch (38 %)
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