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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 1/4 cups (320 g) - 4 1/3 cups (430 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
3634 kcal/kg (358 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Dried Egg Product, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Pork Protein Isolate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Ethoxyquin (a preservative).


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 15.5 min
Fat 8.5 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 60.3
Crude Fiber 2.0 max
Calcium 0.35 min
Phosphorus 0.25 min
Sodium 0.26
Potassium 0.56
Magnesium 0.063
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total 0.72


Intended for:
Older Dogs.


Product Characteristics:
Protein Reduced
Phosphorus Low
Sodium Low
Soluble Fiber Source Added
Omega-3 Fatty Acids High



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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: Inadequate meat content, by-products, low quality grain and filler, carcinogenic chemical preservative.

The main ingredient in this food is brewers rice, a low quality grain and by-product. Corn is a difficult to digest grain, which limits its nutritional value for dogs. We consider this to be a low quality ingredient. It is also commonly associated with allergy and skin problems. We prefer not to see these grains used in dog food. Egg product is a further low quality source of protein.


This food uses by-products as the sole meat-related ingredient. Chicken by-product meal - a very low quality ingredient. This is defined as "consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice".


We prefer not to see the use of any form of soy in dog food as this is an ingredient of low quality and commonly causing allergy problems.


We note also the use of chemical preservatives - ethoxyquin. This chemical is banned from use in human food due to being carcinogenic.


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