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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Whole Wheat, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid, and Rosemary Extract), Corn Germ Meal (Dry Milled), Brewers Dried Yeast, Fish Meal, Wheat Germ Meal, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenate Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Dehydrated Kelp, SQMT (Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt), Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Enzymes (Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Solubles, B. Subtillus Fermentation Solubles); and DFMs (Enterococcus Faecium and Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 23%
Crude Fat (minimum) 12%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3.5%
Calcium (minimum) 1.5%
Phosphorus (minimum) 1%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Uses low quality grains and other controversial fillers.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, as is the fifth.


The main grain in the food is rice, which is a decent grain. Unfortunately, the next two are corn and wheat. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. The use of wheat is a significant negative however: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food.


Beet pulp is another controversial ingredient it is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


The inclusion of a third meat product (fish meal 10th on ingredient list) is appreciated. The manufacturer states that this is ethoxyquin-free.


Overall, this food is better than most in this class and is close to a three-star rating. It is the use of low quality grains (corn, wheat) and other controversial filler that contribute to its low rating.


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