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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 3/4 cups (270 g) - 3 3/4 cups (370 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
4439 kcal/kg (437 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Brewers Rice, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Egg Product, Soybean Meal, Pasta Product, Soy Fiber, Flaxseed, Pork Protein Isolate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Potassium Chloride, Glycerol Monostearate, Calcium Carbonate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of vitamin K)), Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), DL-Methionine, L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, Ethoxyquin (a preservative).


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 14.5 min
Fat 20.5 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 46.9
Crude Fiber 3.5 max
Calcium 0.50 min
Phosphorus 0.40 min
Sodium 0.20
Potassium 0.83
Magnesium 0.080
Carnitine 150 ppm min
Iron 118 mg/kg
Zinc 283 mg/kg
Copper 4.5 mg/kg
Vitamin K 0.02 mg/kg


Intended for:
Dogs with liver disease.


Product Characteristics:
Protein Digestibility High
Soluble fiber source Added
Protein Quantity - Reduced
Carbohydrate Digestibility - High
Zinc (dry formula) High
Potassium Increased
Copper Low
Sodium Low
Iron Reduced
Carnitine High
Vitamin K Added
Added Antioxidants Help reduce free radical damage to counteract oxidative stress.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
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 fillers, carcinogenic chemical preservative.

The first ingredient in this food is brewers rice, a low quality grain and by-product. This is followed by pork fat - the main source of nutrition in a food that has a zero meat content. Egg product and soybean meal are sources of low quality protein. 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. Soybean meal, the ground remains of soybeans after extraction of oil, provides additional low quality protein to the food.


Pasta "product" is likely to be wheat based, another common cause of allergy problems. Powdered cellulose is more commonly known as sawdust.


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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