Stella & Chewy’s Cage-Free Chicken Raw Coated Kibble Dry Dog Food Ingredients
Chicken is a great ingredient for dog foods that contains a good quantity of protein along with numerous amino acids. This does include the water content of natural chicken, so be aware it’s not as high in protein as a meal-based protein source.
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.
Peas are healthy, grain-free filter alternative that contain complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber.
Lutein in peas is an anti-oxidant good for heart, skin, and eye health. Sterols content in peas help lowering cholesterol. However, peas may be related to Canine Heart Disease and FDA is actively investigating this. 93 percent of reported foods in DCM cases contained peas and/or lentils.
According to the guaranteed analysis, Stella & Chewy’s Cage-Free Chicken Raw Coated Kibble Dry Dog Food has 34% protein, 14.5% fat, 5% fiber, and 12% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 29.5%.