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Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Dry Dog Food are Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, and Whole Grain Wheat.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 27.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 12%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 14%
Calories: 3,754 kcal/kg, 387 kcal/cup

Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Beef Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Soybean Meal, Ground Rice, Meat And Bone Meal, Beef, Glycerin, Egg And Chicken Flavor, Poultry And Pork Digest, Fish Oil, Salt, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Soybean Oil, Choline Chloride, 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)], L-lysine Monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Dl-methionine, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Garlic Oil.
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Whole Grain Corn in Dog Food

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.

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.

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

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Dry Dog Food has 27.5% protein, 12% fat, 4% fiber, and 14% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 37.5%.

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 Purina Puppy Chow Tender & Crunchy Dry Dog Food as 37.5%. 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 Puppy Chow kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (27.5%)
Starch (37.5 %)
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