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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, rice flour, ground brown rice, rice bran, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavors, flaxseed, salt, dried egg product, potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried celery, dried beets, parsley, dried lettuce, dried watercress, dried apples, dried blueberries, dried spinach, tomato pomace, broccoli powder, dried peas, L-carnitine, vitamins (ascorbic acid - source of vitamin C -, vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate - source of vitamin B1 -, pyridoxine hydrochloride - source of vitamin B6 -, roboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, minerals (zinc polysaccharide complex, iron polysaccharide complex, manganese polysaccharide complex and copper polysaccharide complex, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite).

Guaranteed Analysis %:
Crude Protein (min) 21
Crude Fat (min) 16
Moisture (max) 10
Linoleic Acid (min) 3.5
Crude Fiber (max) 3
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.5
Calcium (min) 1
Phosphorous (min) 0.8
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.5
Sodium (min) 0.3



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu February 8, 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, fat of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. This is the sole meat ingredient in the food.


The next three ingredients are all grain products. Rice, in whole form, is a decent quality grains. Rice four and rice bran are grain fragments. It is likely that if the three forms of rice were not split, these would be revealed as the true first ingredient in the food.


Poultry fat is a low quality ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


Beet pulp is a 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 appreciate the inclusion of a range of fruits and vegetables in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


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