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Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult 5+ Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult 5+ Dry Dog Food are Brewers Rice, Wheat Gluten, Chicken By-Product Meal, and Chicken Fat.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 17%
Crude Fiber (max.): 5.4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,782 kcal/kg, 321 kcal/cup

Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult 5+ Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Brewers rice, corn, wheat gluten, chicken by-product meal, chicken fat, natural flavors, powdered cellulose, dried plain beet pulp, vegetable oil, fish oil, coconut oil, dried tomato pomace, sodium silico aluminate, pork digest, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, L-tyrosine, salt, L-lysine, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, taurine, monocalcium phosphate, DL-methionine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), magnesium oxide, green tea extract, chondroitin sulfate, carotene, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Brewers Rice in dog food
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient

Brewers Rice is no different from white rice, except that the grain is broken into pieces. As such, it offers the same nutritional value as white rice with trace amounts of Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Calcium and Potassium.

Brewers rice is often used as an inexpensive filler ingredient to add volume to dog food and also it increases digestibility

Wheat Gluten is a protein derived from wheat, and is often used as a source of protein in dog food. It is considered a high-quality protein.

Wheat gluten can help support the growth and maintenance of muscle mass, and may also be beneficial for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities to other protein sources.

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.

Chicken Fat is a high quality source of energy and essential fatty acids. For example, chicken fat contains linoleic acid which is an excellent source of the Omega-6 fatty acids. Quality fats support a shiny, healthy coat in dogs.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult 5+ Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 17% fat, 5.4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 39.6%.

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 Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult 5+ Dry Dog Food as 39.6%. 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 Royal Canin kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (23%)
Starch (39.6 %)
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