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Merrick Full Source Grain-Free Raw-Coated Kibble with Beef & Bison Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Merrick Full Source Grain-Free Raw-Coated Kibble with Beef & Bison Dry Dog Food are Deboned Beef, Salmon Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, and Dried Egg Product.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 32%
Crude Fat (min.): 16%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 11%
Calories: 3,618 kcal/kg, 383 kcal/cup

Merrick Full Source Grain-Free Raw-Coated Kibble with Beef & Bison Dry Dog Food Ingredients

Deboned Beef, Salmon Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Lamb Meal, Whitefish Meal, Tapioca Flour, Sunflower Oil, Whitefish Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Bison, Beef Liver, Bison Liver, Beef Cartilage, Salt, Salmon Oil, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Citric Acid for freshness, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.

This is your main protein ingredient. According to manufacturer claims, this food is 96% meat product. Some pet owners feel this is a better diet for dogs.

Salmon Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole salmon that has been through some processing to remove water and fat.

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders.

Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. They don’t cause food sensitivities in dogs and also are an excellent source of beta-carotene, phytochemicals, and carotenoids – all which are healthy immune supporting antioxidants.

Potatoes are a fantastic source of complex carbohydrates which provide fuel for energy for dogs. They are also rich in many minerals and vitamins. Key elements include thiamin, manganese, folate, niacin, copper, phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.

Potatoes are also a key source of dietary fiber as they are good source of digestible carbohydrates.

Dried Egg Product, which is made from dehydrated eggs, is a highly nutritious and easily digestible protein source for dogs. It is a good source of essential amino acids, which are necessary for the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

Dried egg product is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A and riboflavin, which can support a dog's overall health and well-being.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Merrick Full Source Grain-Free Raw-Coated Kibble with Beef & Bison Dry Dog Food has 32% protein, 16% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 11% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 32.5%.

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 Merrick Full Source Grain-Free Raw-Coated Kibble with Beef & Bison Dry Dog Food as 32.5%. 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 Merrick kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (32%)
Starch (32.5 %)

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