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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 2/3 cups


Metabolizable Energy:
455 kcal / cup


INGREDIENTS
Fish meal, brewer’s rice, ground barley, ground yellow corn, chicken meal, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), cellulose powder, beet pulp, sun-dried tomato pomace, whole flax seeds (a source of omega-3 fatty acids), dehydrated whole eggs, lecithin, chicken liver digest, potassium chloride, salt, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate, choline chloride, dehydrated kelp, glucosamine sulfate, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), garlic powder, Yucca schidigera extracts, proteinates (zinc, manganese, copper), ferrous sulfate, chondroïtin sulfate, zinc oxide, Dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), anis seed, juniper, milk thistle, cinnamon, thyme, chicory root, devil’s claw extracts, sodium selenite, thiamin mononitrate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, nicotinic acid, calcium d-pantothenate, retinyl acetate (vitamin A), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), folic acid, riboflavin, menadione nicotinamide bisulfite (vitamin K3), biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, cobalt carbonate.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude protein 25 % minimum
Crude fat brutes 15 % minimum
Moisture10 % maximum
Crude fiber 4.5 % maximum
Crude ash 8.5 % maximum


Vitamin A 10 700 IU/Kg
Vitamin D 1 0100 IU/Kg
Vitamin E 60 IU/Kg


Glucosamine sulfate 495 mg/Kg
Chondroitin sulfate 145 mg/Kg



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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: First and fifth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Use of low quality grain, and other controversial filler.

The first and fifth ingredients of this food are both named meat products in meal form. The first of these is fish. We are unable to find any guarantee on the manufacturer site that the fish products used in this food are free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish products and which is banned from use in human foods due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The food contains several grains - three ahead of the fat content. This serves to limit our confidence in the overall meat content of the food. The grains used are of mixed quality. Barley is decent quality, but brewers rice is a waste product and corn is a difficult to digest grain commonly associated with allergies and skin problems.


Cellulose powder is filler - otherwise known as sawdust. Beet pulp is another low quality ingredient and filler. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required. Tomato pomace is further filler, but we appreciate the use of whole eggs in the food.


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