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Description: Metabolized Energy
294 kcal/cup

Corn Meal, Meat Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Poultry Fat (Preserved with BHA, Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols-Source of Vitamin E), Natural Poultry Flavoring, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin 812 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin Bi), Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (Vitamin K), Calcium lodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid and Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, minimum 21 .0%
Crude Fat, minimum 8.0%
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.5%
Moisture, maximum 12.0%


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon January 29, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of meat and fat of unidentifiable origin, low quality grains and carcinogenic chemical preservative.

The first ingredient in this food is a low quality grain. Even if good quality grain were used, we would not choose any food that does not contain meat as the primary ingredient. Corn is a difficult to digest grain, which limits its nutritional value for dogs. We consider this to be a low quality ingredient. It is also commonly associated with allergy and skin problems. Wheat is a grain very commonly associated with allergy problems that we prefer not to see used, and in this form is filler. We prefer not to see the use of these grains in dog food. Soybean meal, the ground remains of soybeans after extraction of oil, provides additional low quality protein to the food. We prefer not to see the use of any form of soy in dog food as this is an ingredient of low quality and commonly causing allergy problems.

The sole meat product in the food is "meat" meal, second on the ingredient list. This is an extremely low quality product of unidentifiable origin and something we would go to great lengths to avoid in any dog food. It is defined as "the rendered product from mammal tissues, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices".
Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient rarely found in anything but very low quality foods. Poultry fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative". In this instance, the prservative used is a chemical BHA that is widely believed to be carcinogenic.

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