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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 3/4 cups (270 g) - 4 cups (395 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
4015 kcal/kg (396 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Brewers Rice, Corn Starch, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Egg Product, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Soy Fiber, Potassium Citrate, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, preserved with BHT and BHA, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Beta- Carotene.


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 8.0 min
Fat 17.5 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 59.6
Crude Fiber 3.0 max
Calcium 0.20 min
Phosphorus 0.10 min
Sodium 0.20
Potassium 0.50
Magnesium 0.043
Taurine 0.09 min
Carnitine 150 ppm min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total 0.68


Intended for:
Dogs with Urolithiasis.


Product Characteristics:
Protein Low
Calcium Low
Phosphorus Low
Sodium Low
Taurine Added
Carnitine High
Omega 3 fatty acids Increased
Soluble Dietary Fiber Added
Added Antioxidants Help reduce free radical damage to counteract oxidative stress
Dietary Buffering Capacity Increased
Target Urine pH Alkaline (7.1 7.7)*



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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: Zero meat content, use of low quality grain and filler, carcinogenic chemical preservatives.

The first ingredient in this food is brewers rice, a low quality grain and by-product. This is followed by starch and pork fat - the main source of nutrition in a food that has a zero meat content. Egg product is a source of low quality protein.


Powdered cellulose is more commonly known as sawdust. This is a food of extremely low nutritional value, and inadequate for use over anything but the very short term.


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


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