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Stella & Chewy’s High Coastal Wetland Recipe with Cage-Free Duck Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Stella & Chewy’s High Coastal Wetland Recipe with Cage-Free Duck Dry Dog Food are Duck, Turkey Meal, Lentils, Peas, and Chickpeas.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 30%
Crude Fat (min.): 14%
Crude Fiber (max.): 5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,712 kcal/kg, 387 kcal/cup

Stella & Chewy’s High Coastal Wetland Recipe with Cage-Free Duck Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Duck, turkey meal, lentils, peas, chickpeas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), turkey liver, natural vegetable flavor, tomato pomace, flaxseed, salt, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), taurine, tocopherols (preservative), choline chloride, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, rosemary extract
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Turkey Meal Kibble Ingredient
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Duck is a high-quality alternative source of protein that is highly digestible by dogs. Duck provides essential minerals that enhance muscle development, organ function, and energy. It is less heavy in water weight than chicken and higher in fat content.

Turkey Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole turkeys that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.

Turkey meal is basically turkey with a longer storage time and no moisture. It's a protein rich food and also magnesium and zinc resource for the health of your dog’s skin and coat. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Lentils are an excellent source of protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and iron. Lentils are high in dietary fiber, which helps keep the digestive system moving and supports the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Eating lentils can increase stool weight and improve overall gut function.

Furthermore, lentils contain a broad range of beneficial plant compounds called phytochemicals. These phytochemicals include flavonoids and lignans, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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.

Chickpeas provide a variety of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium), as well as a decent amount of fiber and protein.

Chickpeas are a source of essential nutrients in dog food. It helps regulate blood sugar and supports the immune system.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Stella & Chewy’s High Coastal Wetland Recipe with Cage-Free Duck Dry Dog Food has 30% protein, 14% fat, 5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 36%.

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 Stella & Chewy’s High Coastal Wetland Recipe with Cage-Free Duck Dry Dog Food as 36%. 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 Stella & Chewy's kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (30%)
Starch (36 %)
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