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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Dried Egg Product, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E, and Citric Acid), Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Vitamins......., Minerals....., DL-Methionine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein not less than 23%
Crude Fat not less than 14%
Moisture not more than 10%
Crude Fiber not more than 4%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than 2%
Omeg-3 Fatty Acids not less than 0.4%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Use of low quality grains and other controversial fillers.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is lamb inclusive of its water content which, once removed as it must be to create a dry food, will leave the ingredient weighing around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus unlikely that this is the true first ingredient in the food but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list.


The main grain and main ingredient in the food is Brewers rice, a low quality grain and by-product. The next ingredient is corn. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer not to see the use of such low quality grains in dog food.


The inclusion of a second meat product (fish meal 4th on ingredient list) is appreciated. However the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish meal, and that is banned from use in human food because is believed to be carcinogenic).


We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product. Barley is a decent grain.


Beet pulp is another controversial ingredient 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.


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