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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 5/8 cups


INGREDIENTS
Chicken meal, ground yellow corn, whole wheat flour, pork meal, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), beet pulp, powdered cellulose, whole flax seeds (a source of omega-3 fatty acids), lecithin, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate, glucosamine sulfate, ferrous sulfate, chondroitine sulfate, zinc oxyde, Dl- alpha-tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), sodium selenite, thiamin mononitrate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, 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 ANALYSES
Crude protein 27 % minimum
Crude fat brutes 13 % minimum
Moisture 10 % maximum
Crude fiber 4.5 % maximum
Crude ash 8.5 % maximum


TYPICAL ANALYSES
Calcium 1.8 %
Phosphorus 1.1 %
Potassium 0.61 %
Sodium 0.37 %
Magnesium 0.11 %


Vitamin A 11 500 IU/Kg
Vitamin D 1 000 IU/Kg
Vitamin E 60 IU/Kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Use of low quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first and fourth ingredients of this food are both named meat products in meal form.


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 low quality. Brewers rice is a waste product and corn is a difficult to digest grain commonly associated with allergies and skin problems. Wheat shorts are further waste product and wheat in any form is something we prefer not to see used in dog food due to the high number of allergies that result.


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. We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.


Overall, the non-meat ingredients used in this food appear to be almost universally of low quality. It is on the basis of reasonable meat content that this food gains a 3-star rating though 2* was very strongly considered. We would not suggest its use for dogs who suffer allergies and ear infections.


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