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Purina Pro Plan Adult Small Breed Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Purina Pro Plan Adult Small Breed Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food are Lamb, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice, Poultry By-Product Meal, and Soybean Meal.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 29%
Crude Fat (min.): 17%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3%
Moisture (max.): 12%
Calories: 3,921 kcal/kg, 396 kcal/cup

Purina Pro Plan Adult Small Breed Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Lamb, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice, Poultry By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Soybean Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Whole Grain Wheat, Beef Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Corn Germ Meal, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Glycerin, Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Wheat Bran, Soybean Oil, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], 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)], 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.

Fresh deboned lamb.

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.

This is assumed to be white rice and is still considered to be a better than average carbohydrate source for puppy and dog food. Although not as rich in nutrients a brown rice, white rice does provide some proteins, vitamins and minerals to this puppy food as well. Rice is also less likely to be involved in food allergies and so may be a good choice for those with sensitivities to other more common ingredients such as wheat and corn.

Poultry by-product meal is a high source of protein.

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, Purina Pro Plan Adult Small Breed Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food has 29% protein, 17% fat, 3% fiber, and 12% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 34%.

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 Small Breed Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food as 34%. Basically, around one third 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 (29%)
Starch (34 %)
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