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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 4 cups (1,289 kcal)


Metabolizable Energy:
3698 kilocalories/kilogram or 323 kilocalories per cup ME (calculated metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis.


Ingredients:
Dehydrated potatoes, herring meal, whitefish, canola oil, potato fiber, calcium phosphate, natural flavor, sodium chloride, salmon oil, L-lysine, choline chloride, vitamins [DL-alphatocopherol (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), inositol, niacin, vitamin A acetate, D-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), beta-carotene, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), vitamin D3, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12], minerals [zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], DL-methionine, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, and citric acid.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 19%
Crude Fat (min) 10%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.5%
Moisture (max) 10%


Intended for:
- Adverse Reactions to Food
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Nutrition Statement
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet canine Potato and Whitefish Formula canned and dry diets provide complete and balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun January 14, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second and third ingredients are named meat products, grainless.
Cons: Low meat content, some low quality ingredients.

The major ingredient in this food is potato. This takes the form of dehydrated potatoes as the first ingredient, and potato fiber fifth on the ingredient list. The latter is essentially filler, an insoluable fibre designed to increase bulk, make the dog feel full and aid passage through the intestinal tract.


The main nutritional basis of the food comes from herring meal and white fish, the second and third ingredients. In the latter case, the ingredient is inclusive of water content. Once removed, as it must be to produce a dry product, this ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight and as such is probably more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. It is thus unlikely that this ingredient contributes substantially to the meat content of the food. We find no sign on the manufacturer website of a guarantee that the fish ingredients are free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients, and that is banned from human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


This is a prescription food and better than many of its type. However, we note that there are similar products available without prescription that offer a higher meat content and the use of better quality ingredients (eg. whole potatoes). The nutrient content is near the minimum allowable for adult maintenance (per AAFCO) and below that for puppies.


It is likely to suit those individuals who cannot tolerate grain-based kibbles. For long term use, however, we would recommend a more mainstream grain-free product.


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