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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 4 1/2 cups (320 g) - 6 1/4 cups (445 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
3797 kcal/kg (273 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Soybean Mill Run, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphophate (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), Taurine, preserved with BHT and BHA, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Beta-Carotene.


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 14.0 min
Fat 13.0 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 48.5
Crude Fiber 12.5 max
Calcium 0.35 min
Phosphorus 0.20 min
Sodium 0.21
Potassium 0.57
Magnesium 0.064


Intended for:
Dogs with dental disease.


Product Characteristics:
Fiber Increased
Protein Reduced
Calcium Reduced
Phosphorus Low
Sodium Low
Proprietary Fiber Matrix Resists crumbling as the tooth penetrates. Kibble gently scrubs the entire supragingival tooth surface.
Large kibble size increases mechanical cleaning action
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, use of low quality grain fragments and filler, by-products, carcinogenic chemical preservatives

The first ingredient in this food is brewers rice, which is a low quality grain and by-product. This is followed by 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.


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".


Powdered cellulose is further filler - more commonly known as sawdust. 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 Mill Run is the ground hulls (outer shell) of soybeans after the useful bean meat and oil has been extracted. Alongside the sawdust, 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 and BHT. These chemicals are either banned or heavily regulated in use in human food due to being carcinogenic.


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