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Description: Metabolizable Energy:
2699 kcal/kg (220 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Ground Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose 15% (source of fiber), Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Peanut Hulls 11% (source of fiber), Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Mill Run, Dried Egg Product, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Oil, Iron Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, 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), Choline Chloride, preserved with BHT, BHA and Ethoxyquin, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Beta-carotene.


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 20.0 min
Fat 5.5 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 35.0
Crude Fiber 26.0 max
Calcium 0.50 min
Phosphorus 0.35 min
Sodium 0.28
Potassium 0.76
Magnesium 0.111
Carnitine 200 ppm min


Intended for:
Obese and overweight dogs.


Product Characteristics:
Carnitine High
Calories Low
Fat Low
Fiber 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: Inadequate meat content, by-products, low quality grain fragments and filler, carcinogenic chemical preservatives.

The first ingredient in this food is corn, 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. Powdered cellulose is further filler - more commonly known as sawdust.


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".


Peanut hulls are the ground outer casings of peanuts, and an utter waste product.The use of soy is a further negative. 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. Soybean Mill Run is the ground hulls (outer shell) of soybeans after the useful bean meat and oil has been extracted. Alongside the sawdust, peanut hulls and zero meat content this food appears more of a means of waste disposal than dog food. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.


We note also the use of chemical preservatives - BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin. These chemicals are either banned or heavily regulated in use in human food due to being carcinogenic.


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