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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb active dog should be fed 2 cups.


Calorie content:
617 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Chicken, Whole Brown Rice, Whole White Rice, Whole Barley, Sunflower Oil, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E), citric acid (vit. C), and rosemary extract), Salmon Meal, Dried Whole Potatoes, Rice Bran, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Whole Apples, Dried Whole Carrots, Flax, Ginger, Alfalfa, Beta Carotene, Dried Whole Cranberries, Kelp, Glusocamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Inulin, Yeast Culture, Lysine, Garlic, Dried Whole Eggs, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ascorbic Acid (vit. C), Vitamin A Acetate, Cholecalciferol (vit. D3), dl alphatocopherol acetate (vit. E), Ferrous Sulfate, *Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, *Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, *Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vit. B6), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12.


*these items are chelated minerals 


Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (min) 24%
Fat (min) 14%
Crude Fibre (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids 4.5%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids .61%
*Glucosamine (min) 460 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (min) 370 mg/kg
Ash (max) 7%
Vit.E (min) 200 IU/kg


* No Petcurean Products contain Menadione Sodium Bisulphate.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
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, good quality ingredients.
Cons: Uncertain meat content.

The first two ingredients of this food are named meat products. The second of these is meat 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). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but since it is followed by a meat meal form, in this case our confidence in the amount of meat in the food is unaffected. There is a further meat meal ingredient (salmon) 9th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a substantial portion of the food.


The next two ingredients are both rice. Rice, in whole form, is a high quality source of carbohydrates and additional protein. However, this is also an example of splitting and it is possible that the combined rice ingredients outweigh the combined dry-weight meat products in the food.


Barley is the next grain and is also of good quality. Sunflower oil is a good source of linoleic acid. Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and B vitamins. Rice bran is a grain fragment and filler. We appreciate the use of whole fruits and vegetables in the food.


We note that the manufacturer warrents the use of 42% meat content in this food. It is uncertain, however, whether this refers to the dry or wet weight ingredients.


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