Ash in dog food? What is it and what does it consist of?
Ash in dog food sounds scary because it's not something we humans would want to eat. However, the ash found in dog food is raw ash, which refers to the number of minerals present in the food.
petgood's food contains 8% of raw ash for puppies and 6.1% of raw ash for adult dogs.
You can think of it like this, if the dog food would be burned, then the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats would not leave any traces. The only thing remaining would be minerals. Minerals are inorganic substances found in the ingredients. The amount of raw ash, therefore, refers to the number of minerals in the ingredients.
Minerals are essential for your dog's well-being, nutrition, and health. These minerals, for example, calcium and magnesium are thus referred to as raw ash. It is important to note that our dog food does not contain any ordinary ash.