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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:
3849 kcal/kg (379 kcal/per cup)


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


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 23.0 min
Fat 9.0 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 48.1
Crude Fiber 1.5 max
Calcium 0.80 min
Phosphorus 0.50 min
Sodium 0.42
Potassium 0.90
Magnesium 0.085


Intended for:
Dogs with Gastrointestinal Disorders affecting the stomach and intestines


Product Characteristics:
Digestibility High
Fat Moderate
Potassium Increased
Mixed Fiber Source Added
B-Complex Vitamins Increased



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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 corn. 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 this grain used in dog food. Corn appears on the ingredient list as corn gluten meal. This is the "dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm". In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed. Brewers rice is a further low quality grain and by-product, as is egg product.


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".


Soy fibre is further filler. 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 chemicals is banned from use in human food due to being carcinogenic.


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