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Verus Grain-Free Cold Water Fish Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal & Herring Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Verus Grain-Free Cold Water Fish Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal & Herring Formula Dry Dog Food are Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, and Peas.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 26%
Crude Fat (min.): 15%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,688 kcal/kg, 419 kcal/cup

Verus Grain-Free Cold Water Fish Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal & Herring Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols),Sweet Potato, Tapioca Starch, Herring Meal, Herring, Natural Flavors, Menhaden Fish Oil, Flaxseed, Dried Cranberry, Dried Blueberry, Dried Pumpkin, Apple, Tomato Pomace, Dried Kelp, Dried Carrots, Chicory Root Extract, Dried Pediococcus acidilactici Fermentation Product, Salt, Monosodium Phosphate Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Carnitine, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Betaine Anhydrous, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids while having very low saturated fat.

Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders and the vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells healthy.

Menhaden Fish Meal offer an excellent source of highly concentrated animal protein as well as the essential fatty acids and other nutrients menhaden fish contain.

Menhaden fish is found in Atlantic coastal waters and due to it's oily flesh, it's not an appetizing food to humans.

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.

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.

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.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Verus Grain-Free Cold Water Fish Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal & Herring Formula Dry Dog Food has 26% protein, 15% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 40.5%.

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 Verus Grain-Free Cold Water Fish Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal & Herring Formula Dry Dog Food as 40.5%. 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 Verus kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (26%)
Starch (40.5 %)
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