Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
*Values by Guaranteed Analysis
|23.2% (min)||14% (min)||4.8% (max)||52.6% (nitrogen-free extract)|
*Values by Dry Matter Basis
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||391 (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||2.77%|
*Values by Dry Matter Basis
First 5 Ingredients:
- Yellow Peas
- Cracked Pearled Barley
- Whole Grain Oats
- Pea Protein
Beef 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.
Yellow peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates and do not offer all the essential amino acids required by a dog.
Cracked pearl barley is barley that has the outer bran hull polished off and the toasted to a crack state. The outer hull does contain significant nutrients and fiber. Barley itself is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.
Grain oats are a cereal grain that is high in carbohydrates and a good portion of this is comprised of dietary fiber. It also offers protein too amongst other nutrients.
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.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
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.
Buckwheat is not a grain, but rather it is fruit seed related to rhubarb, knotweed, and sorrel. It has a variety of B series vitamins and minerals to offer. Also, it is rich in carbohydrates, which includes dietary fiber amongst other types of carbs.
Oatmeal is ground oat groats, which are high in carbohydrates, and offer protein and fiber too.
Powdered cellulose is derived from plants and provides dietary fiber.
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.
Barley is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates. Malted Barley is simply barley that has gone through the malting process where enzymes are produced in preparation for breaking down starches and proteins to produce simpler sugars and yeast.
Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.
Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.
Beef, Yellow Peas, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Pea Protein, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken Fat, Egg Product, Chicken Meal, Buckwheat, Oatmeal, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Beet Pulp, Malted Barley, Brown Rice, Parsley, Canola Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Green Peas, Carrots, 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), Iodized Salt, Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Apples, Broccoli, Zucchini, Citric Acid for freshness, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
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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