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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3-3.75 cups

Venison, Venison Meal, Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Rice Bran, Peas, Tomato Pomace, Canola Oil, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Inulin, Taurine, Natural Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 22.0% minimum
Crude Fat 12.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Calcium 1.1% minimum
Phosphorous 0.9% minimum
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% minimum
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% minimum

Natural Balance® Venison & Brown Rice Formula For Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the A.A.F.C.O. dog food nutrient profile for all life stages.


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun January 28, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First and second ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients.

The first and second ingredients in the food are named meat products. The first is venison inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). The meal version is the second ingredient in the food, which aids our confidence in the overall meat content.

The third, fourth and fifth ingredients are all parts of rice, however. This is a practice known as splitting and it is likely that the combined rice ingredients may outweigh the combined meat ingredients. Our confidence in the overall meat content of the food is thus limited. Whole grain rice is a good quality ingredient, and a good source of carbohydrates and protein. But rice flour and rice bran are grain fragments that we consider to be filler.

Canola oil is a medium quality source of linoleic acid and flaxseed is a good source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Peas and tomato pomace are primarily fibre/filler.

This is a food aimed at allergy dogs, and as such contains only a few ingredients. The ingredients are of mixed quality, however, with a number of grain fragments in the food. We have little confidence that the food contains a sufficient amount of meat.

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