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


INGREDIENTS
Chicken meal, ground yellow corn, ground whole wheat, brewer’s rice, beet pulp, chicken fat naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), dehydrated yeast culture, whole flax seeds (a source of omega-3 fatty acids), monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium propionate, lecithin, natural flavor, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, rosemary extracts, Yucca schidigera extracts, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, 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 ANALYSIS
Crude Protein 21 % minimum
Crude Fat 10 % minimum
Moisture 12 % maximum
Crude Fiber 3 % maximum
Crude Ash 7% maximum


TYPICAL ANALYSIS
Calcium 1.3 %
Phosphoros 0.9 %
Potassium 0.62 %
Sodium 0.48 %
Magnesium 0.10 %


Vitamin A 8 500 IU/Kg
Vitamin D3 750 IU/Kg
Vitamin E 45 IU/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 ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, use of low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in this food 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. We prefer not to see the use of this grain in dog food. Wheat is a further grain very commonly associated with allergy problems that we prefer not to see used, even as a whole grain. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product.


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.


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


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