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Royal Canin X-Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Royal Canin X-Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food are Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, and Corn.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 22%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.6%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,854 kcal/kg, 362 kcal/cup

Royal Canin X-Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Brewers rice, chicken fat, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, corn, brown rice, natural flavors, wheat gluten, dried chicory root, vegetable oil, fish oil, psyllium seed husk, potassium chloride, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, L-arginine, L-lysine, L-tyrosine, monocalcium phosphate, DL-methionine, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, choline chloride, salt, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), niacin supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], magnesium oxide, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], taurine, GLA safflower oil, L-carnitine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), green tea extract, 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
Whole Grain Corn 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 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.

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.

Corn is a fibrous grain that promotes gut health as well as gastrointestinal motility. It provides easily digestible carbohydrates, and 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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Royal Canin X-Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food has 22% protein, 16% fat, 3.6% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 43.4%.

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 X-Small Adult 8+ Dry Dog Food as 43.4%. 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 (22%)
Starch (43.4 %)
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