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Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck for Small Breed Dogs Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck for Small Breed Dogs Dry Dog Food are Duck, Duck Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, and Tapioca.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 36.5%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 4.5%
Moisture (max.): 9%
Calories: 4,095 kcal/kg, 447 kcal/cup

Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck for Small Breed Dogs Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Duck, Duck Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chicken Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Herring Meal, Chicken Eggs, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Freeze-Dried Duck (including Freeze-Dried Ground Duck Bone), Freeze-Dried Turkey, Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver, Coconut Oil, Pumpkinseeds, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Freeze-Dried Turkey Heart, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Choline Chloride, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract
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

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.

Is a less common source of protein in dog food, but this kind of meat can provide a tasty alternative to the standard beef and chicken. This product is a highly concentrated protein made of thoroughly ground duck meat that has been dried for natural preservation.

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.

Tapioca also provides grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates which are extracted from the root of the cassava plant.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck for Small Breed Dogs Dry Dog Food has 36.5% protein, 16% fat, 4.5% fiber, and 9% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 29%.

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 Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck for Small Breed Dogs Dry Dog Food as 29%. Basically, around one third 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 Instinct kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (36.5%)
Starch (29 %)

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