Chicken Nutritional Profile

Chicken is a very popular protein source found in dog and cat food. It is packed full of protein, vitamins and minerals needed for many health processes in dogs and cats.

Biologically appropriate recommendations:

Chicken Inclusion Rate: 60-80% of formulation for dog and cat dry food.

Complimentary carbohydrate sources: 20-40% of formulation. These may include potato, peas, sweet potato, lentils and pumpkin.

Guaranteed Crude Protein: 34% (minimum). Protein content should be primarily from quality meat sourced through regional farms.

Nutrient 1Value per 100 g Unit
Proximates
Energy 144 kcal
Protein 28.04 g
Total lipid (fat) 3.57 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Minerals
Calcium, Ca 13 mg
Iron, Fe 0.46 mg
Magnesium, Mg 25 mg
Phosphorus, P 246 mg
Potassium, K 284 mg
Sodium, Na 328 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.87 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0 mg
Thiamin 0.081 mg
Riboflavin 0.131 mg
Niacin 9.634 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.314 mg
Folate, DFE 8 µg
Vitamin B-12 0.27 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 5 µg
Vitamin A, IU 17 IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.32 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0 µg
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.863 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1.444 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.49 g
Cholesterol 86 mg

Source: USDA Nutritional Database 

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