Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
*Values by Guaranteed Analysis
|25% (min)||15.5% (min)||2.6% (max)||50.4% (nitrogen-free extract)|
*Values by Dry Matter Basis
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||394 (per cup)|
|Vitamin E||748 IU/kg|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||3.8%|
First 5 Ingredients:
- Yellow Peas
- Pea Protein Concentrate
- Potato Starch
Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.
Potatoes is a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it offers a good source of fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.
Yellow peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates and do not offer all the amino acids required by a dog.
Pea protein is from processed peas with most of the starch removed. It is a good source of protein, with almost no carbohydrates. Also, there isn’t any dietary fiber either.
Potato starch contains high amounts of calories and carbohydrate.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Chicken meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.
Dried beet pulp is a source of fiber, but the saponins it contains may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If you choose a dog food with this ingredient, then keep a careful watch on your dog and consider discontinuing use if there are any signs of discomfort or irregularities.
Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.
Chicken, Potatoes, Yellow Peas, Pea Protein Concentrate, Potato Starch, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Dried Egg Product, Powdered Cellulose, Vegetable & fruit blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.
Manufacture and Location
Manufactured by: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. (subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company)
Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.
|06/02/2014||Hill’s Science Diet||Salmonella|
*Recall information from FDA website.
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