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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 4 1/2 cups (305 g) - 6 1/3 cups (430 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
3724 kcal/kg (254 kcal/per cup)


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


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 14.0 min
Fat 10.0 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 54.6
Crude Fiber 5.0 max
Calcium 0.50 min
Phosphorus 0.35 min
Sodium 0.27
Potassium 0.61
Magnesium 0.050
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total 0.50
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Total 3.86


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 Refined source
Digestibility High
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increased
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Increased
Fat Digestibility High



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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 oc carcinogenic chemical preservatives, filler.

This is an extremely low nutrient food relying on starch 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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