Quick Nutritional Breakdown:
*Values by Guaranteed Analysis
|28.5% (min)||11.5% (min)||11.2% (max)||42.7% (nitrogen-free extract)|
*Values by Dry Matter Basis
Detailed Nutritional Facts:
|Calories||289 (per cup)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)||NA|
|Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid)||NA|
|Omega-6 fatty acid||NA|
*Values by Dry Matter Basis
First 5 Ingredients:
- Cracked Pearled Barley
- Brown Rice
- Pea Protein Concentrate
- Pea Bran Meal
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.
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.
Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice. It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.
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.
Pea bran meal mainly provides dietary fiber. It does contain some vitamin and minerals too.
Other Ingredients to be Aware of
Powdered cellulose is derived from plants and provides dietary fiber.
Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Pea Protein Concentrate, Pea Bran Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Vegetable & fruit blend (Carrots, Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Broccoli), DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, 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 (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, L-Carnitine, 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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