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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 cups (295 g) - 4 cups (395 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
3885 kcal/kg (383 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Brewers Rice, Died Egg Product, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Natural Flavor, Soybean Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Taurine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid & Ethoxyquin, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

Average Nutrient Contents:
Protein 13.0 min
Fat 13.0 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 54.9
Crude Fiber 2.0 max
Calcium 0.30 min
Phosphorus 0.20 min
Sodium 0.26
Potassium 0.64
Magnesium 0.062
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total 0.40 Minimum


Intended for:
Dogs with a range of inflammatory skin conditions and Food Allergy and Intolerance.


Product Characteristics:
Protein A single novel meat protein source (egg)
Digestible
Quantity reduced
Carbohydrate Digestibility High
Omega-3 Fatty Acids High
Fat Digestibility High
Added Antioxidants Help reduce free radical damage to counteract oxidative stress



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon January 29, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Zero meat content, use of low quality grains and filler. Carcinogenic chemical preservative.

The first ingredient in this food - brewers rice - is a low quality grain that is a waste product. The food itself contains no meat at all, using egg as the major source of protein. This is egg product, whereas we would prefer to see the use of whole eggs.


It is something of a concern that pork fat is the third ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs.


Soy is a low quality protein source, and commonly problematic for allergy sufferers. Powdered cellulose is better known as sawdust.


This is an extremely low protein food and the macronutrient content is well below AAFCO minimums for adult maintenance. As a novel food for animals unable to tolerate any meat protein it prove useful. For others with less extreme allegies, better alternatives abound.


We note that this food uses ethoxyquin - a chemical preservative banned from use in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic.


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