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Verus Grain-Free Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Lentils & Yams Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Verus Grain-Free Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Lentils & Yams Formula Dry Dog Food are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, and Peas.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 23%
Crude Fat (min.): 15%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,515 kcal/kg, 399 kcal/cup

Verus Grain-Free Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Lentils & Yams Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Sweet Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Yams, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Herring Meal, Menhaden Fish Oil, Dried Egg Product, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dehydrated Chicken Cartilage, Chicory Root Extract, Dried Cranberry, Dried Blueberry, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Salt, Monosodium Phosphate, DiCalcium 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.
organic chicken as a dog food ingredient
Pea Fiber as a dog food ingredient

Chicken is an excellent source of healthy protein for dogs. It is filled with essential amino acids to build strong muscles and help to maintain organs and tissue.

In addition to being a flavor that dogs love, chicken also delivers Omega 6 fatty acids that help sustain healthy skin and shiny coats along with B3 and B6 vitamins, phosphorous and selenium as well.

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.

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 Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Lentils & Yams Formula Dry Dog Food has 23% protein, 15% fat, 4% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 43%.

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 Large Breed Puppy Chicken, Lentils & Yams Formula Dry Dog Food as 43%. 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 Verus kibble has more starch ratio than the average.

Protein (23%)
Starch (43 %)
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