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

Duck Meal, Millet, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Salmon Meal, 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.

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.

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

Guaranteed Analysis %:
Crude Protein (min) 36
Crude Fat (min) 16
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


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, third and fifth ingredients are named meat products, uses primarily good quality ingredients throughout.

The first and third ingredients of this food are named meat products, both in meal form. The second ingredient is millet, which is a good quality grain that is easily digested and low-allergenic. There is a third meat meal ingredient, salmon meal, fifth on the ingredient list. We do not find any information about the presence or otherwise of ethoxyquin in the ingredient (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and that is banned from human foods due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).

These three 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 fourth 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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