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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:
3679 kcal/kg (363 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Dried Potato Product, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Potato Starch, Soybean Oil (preserved with BHA, propyl gallate and citric acid), Hydrolyzed Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Calcium Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), DL-Methionine, Taurine, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Beta-Carotene.


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 17.0 min
Fat 12.5 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 51.3
Crude Fiber 5.0 max
Calcium 0.45 min
Phosphorus 0.35 min
Sodium 0.36
Potassium 1.20
Magnesium 0.089


Intended for:
Dogs with Food Allergy and Intolerance.


Product Characteristics:
Protein Hydrolyzed animal protein source
Average molecular weight < 3,000 daltons
No intact animal protein
Digestibility - High
Carbohydrate Single source
Digestibility High
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Omega 6 Fatty Acids Help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat
Fat Digestibility 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 and nutrition, use of carcinogenic chemical preservatives, filler.

This is an extremely low nutrient food relying on potato by-products to hold it together and hydrolyzed chicken liver/chicken as the primary source of nutrition. Soybean oil provides a small amount of additional low quality protein. We note, however, that soy is one of the most common causes of food allergies in dogs and in this instance is preserved with a chemical (BHA) that is believed to be carcinogenic.


Powdered cellulose is filler - better known as sawdust. The food uses a further chemical preservative, ethoxyquin, which is banned from use in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic.


Overall, this is a very low quality product. It is a prescription food that is not intended for long term use and does not have a macronutrient content adequate for adult maintenance. For food allergies and intolerance, there are far superior mainstream products available - without the accompanying chemicals.


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