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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2.4 cups


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Millet, Chicken Fat, Montmorillonite, Brewer’s Yeast, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Spray Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkin Seed, Animal Plasma, Kelp, Natural Flavor, Cottage Cheese, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Egg Shell, Avocado, Chicory Root, Tomato Powder, Almonds, Spray Dried Cod Liver Oil, Apple Powder, Blueberry, Apricots, Carrots, Pumpkin, Cranberry, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Artichoke, Rosemary, Fermentation Products (Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Bifidobacterium Bifidium Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Streptococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Sporogenes Fermentation Product Dehydrated), Enzymes (Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Cellulase, Bromelain), Mixed Tocopherols.


Probiotics
Total Microorganisms* (min)……….2,000,000,000 CFU/cup (Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Bifidobacterium Bifidium, Streptococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Sporogenes)


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog or Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.


Enzymes
Protease (Ananas Comosus ) 168.4 Tyrosine units /min /cup
Amylase (Aspergillus Oryzae) 0.43 dextrinized starch units / min / cup
Lipase (Aspergillus Niger) 2.07 µmol fatty acid / min / cup
Cellulase (Trichoderma Longibrachtium) 8.91 µg glucose / min / cup
Bromelain (Ananas Comosus) 891 µg tyrosine / min / cup


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog or Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.


Guaranteed Analysis %:
Crude Protein (min) 36
Crude Fat (min) 15
Moisture (max) 9
Crude Fiber (max) 6
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 4.05
Calcium (min) 2.1
Phosphorus (min) 1.3
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.99



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu February 8, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, uses primarily good quality ingredients throughout.
Cons:

The first ingredient of this food is a named meat product, in meal form. The second ingredient is millet, which is a good quality grain that is easily digested and low-allergenic.


These two ingredients are the only ones ahead of the fat content of the food, and there are no further grains in this product. We thus have a high level of confidence, supported by the macronutrient breakdown, that this product contains a good amount of meat.


Fat as the third ingredient is a concern. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs.


Montmorillonite is a clay, primarily present as an anti-caking agent. Some research indicates that montmorillonite or bentonite has the ability to bind mycotoxins in the digestive system of animals. Flaxseed is a useful source of Omega EFAs. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food, but appreciate the range of fruits and vegetables and the range of probiotics.


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