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Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food

Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.42
Cost per day: $0.05
Primary proteins
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Soybean Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Chicken

Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Whole Grain Wheat, Beef Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Canola Meal, Barley, Chicken, Turkey, Oat Meal, Brewers Rice, Natural Flavor, Glycerin, Calcium Carbonate, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Malted Barley Flour, Dried Carrots, Dried Green Beans, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Choline Chloride, Sulfur. A-2106.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 32%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 58%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 82%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 94%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 26%

Fat: 15.5%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 42.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 29.55%

Fat: 17.61%

Fiber: 4.55%

Carb: 48.3%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.5%

Fat: 35.46%

Carb: 40.04%

Our Review

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food
Pros
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Purina Bella since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Purina Bella has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal. In pet food, chicken by-product meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken by-product meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken parts that might not be used for human consumption including necks, feet, entrails, and undeveloped eggs.

The second ingredient is Whole Grain Corn. Whole grain corn is the entire corn seed, usually ground for easier consumption. In pet food, whole grain corn acts as a source of inexpensive protein, fiber, and some nutrients.

The third ingredient is Whole Grain Wheat. Whole grain wheat is the edible grain from any variety of wheat plant. In pet food, whole grain wheat is a source of carbohydrates, protein, and other nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Beef Fat. Beef fat is cooked, rendered fat from any breed of cattle. In pet food, beef fat is an inexpensive energy source and flavoring that can also help your companion absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

The fifth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 29.55% 30.01%
DM Fat 17.61% 15.98%
DM Fiber 4.55% 5.38%
DM Carb 48.3% 47.92%
Caloric Content 3678 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 0.46% less protein
  • 1.63% more fat
  • 0.83% less fiber
  • 43.37% less carb
  • 141 more kcal/kg

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $1.42 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.08 $0.17
Price per day $0.05 $0.10

Analysis Overview

Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Purina Bella Natural Bites with Real Chicken & Turkey & Accents of Carrots & Green Beans Small Breed Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken by-product meal based sources.

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