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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 4/5 cups


INGREDIENTS
Brewer’s rice, chicken meal, yellow ground corn, wheat shorts, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), powdered cellulose, beet pulp, sun-dried tomato pomace, lecithin, chicken liver digest, whole flax seeds (a source of omega-3 fatty acids), dehydrated whole eggs, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium propionate, glucosamine sulfate, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), garlic powder, Yucca schidigera extracts, proteinates (zinc, manganese, copper), chondroitin sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, Dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), aniseed, juniper, milk thistle, cinnamon, thyme, chicory root, devil’s claw extracts, 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 ANALYSIS
Crude Protein 21 % minimum
Crude Fat 8 % minimum
Moisture 10 % maximum
Crude Fiber 4.5 % maximum
Crude Ash 7.5 % maximum


TYPICAL ANALYSIS
Calcium 1.2 %
Phosphoros 0.8 %
Potassium 0.62 %
Sodium 0.34 %
Magnesium 0.14 %


Vitamin A 11 300 IU/Kg
Vitamin D3 1 020 IU/Kg
Vitamin E 65 IU/Kg
Glucosamine Sulphate 1010 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon January 29, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Inadequate meat content, liberal use of low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in this food is a low quality grain and by-product. Even if good quality grain were used, we would not choose any food that does not contain meat as the primary ingredient. The second is a named meat product, chicken meal. This is the sole meat ingredient in the food.


The grain content of the food is low quality. 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.


Powdered cellulose is further waste - more commonly 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 fibre/filler. We appreciate the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


Overall, this appears to be a food extremely light in meat content and with liberal use of low quality grain. Of little value.


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