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Verus Life Advantage Chicken Meal, Oats and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Top 4 ingredients of Verus Life Advantage Chicken Meal, Oats and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food are Chicken Meal, Ground Oat Groats, Ground Brown Rice, and Rice Bran.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 24%
Crude Fat (min.): 15%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4.5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Calories: 3,721 kcal/kg, 422 kcal/cup

Verus Life Advantage Chicken Meal, Oats and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Ground Oat Groats, Ground Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Tomato Pomace, Chicory Root Extract, Dried Pediococcus acidilactici Fermentation Product, Salt, 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.

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.

A perfect choice for pets, this kind of complex carbohydrate is easier for them to digest than other kinds of carbohydrates, such as corn and wheat. The bran portion provides essential B vitamins and has plenty of fiber to promote good colon health.

May be a filler ingredient, contributing to a feeling of fullness after your pet eats it.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Verus Life Advantage Chicken Meal, Oats and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food has 24% protein, 15% fat, 4.5% fiber, and 10% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 41.5%.

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 Life Advantage Chicken Meal, Oats and Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food as 41.5%. 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 (24%)
Starch (41.5 %)
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