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Royal Canin Veterinary Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Royal Canin Veterinary Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food are Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, and Soy Protein Isolate.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 21.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 13.5%
Crude Fiber (max.): 5.7%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,673 kcal/kg, 290 kcal/cup

Royal Canin Veterinary Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Brewers rice, chicken fat, chicken meal, fish meal, soy protein isolate, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, fish oil, potassium chloride, L-arginine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], taurine, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, L-carnitine, trace minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], 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

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

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.

Chicken Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole chickens that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It looks like brown flour, and it's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.

Chicken meal is basically chicken with a longer storage time. It's a protein-rich food and also Vitamin B12, Tryptophan, Choline, Zinc, Iron, and Copper resource. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Concentrated cooked fish high in protein and nutrients.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Royal Canin Veterinary Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food has 21.5% protein, 13.5% fat, 5.7% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 44.3%.

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 Veterinary Early Cardiac Dry Dog Food as 44.3%. 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 Veterinary kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (21.5%)
Starch (44.3 %)
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