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Royal Canin Golden Retriever Adult Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Royal Canin Golden Retriever Adult Dry Dog Food are Brown Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Oat Groats, Brewers Rice, and Wheat.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 11%
Crude Fiber (max.): 5.7%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,489 kcal/kg, 276 kcal/cup

Royal Canin Golden Retriever Adult Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Brown rice, chicken by-product meal, oat groats, brewers rice, wheat, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, natural flavors, powdered cellulose, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil, dried tomato pomace, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, psyllium seed husk, salt, fructooligosaccharides, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], sodium tripolyphosphate, L-lysine, taurine, choline chloride, monocalcium phosphate, glucosamine hydrochloride, DL-methionine, L-carnitine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], GLA safflower oil, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), green tea extract, magnesium oxide, chondroitin sulfate, 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.
Chicken by-products meal as a dog food ingredient
Brewers Rice in dog food

Brown rice is a wholesome source of fiber and carbohydrates. A perfect choice for dogs, because this kind of complex carbohydrate is easier for them to digest than other kinds of carbohydrates, such as corn and wheat.

Brown rice is low in fat and is an excellent fiber source which promotes digestive health. It is also a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E.

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.

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

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Royal Canin Golden Retriever Adult Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 11% fat, 5.7% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 45.3%.

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 Golden Retriever Adult Dry Dog Food as 45.3%. Basically, 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 (45.3 %)
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