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Description: Metabolizable Energy:
k.cal 8oz cup = 320


Ingredients:
LAMB MEAL, RICE FLOUR, OATMEAL, GROUND RICE, BEET PULP, RICE GLUTEN LAMB FAT (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHERALS - NATURAL VITAMIN E), NATURAL FLAVORS, VEGETABLE OIL, LECITHIN, SEA SALT, FISH OIL (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHERALS - NATURAL VITAMIN E), L-LYSINE (ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID), SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DL-METHIONINE (ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID), CHOLINE CHLORIDE, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMINE C). VITAMINE & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS: POTASSIUM SULFATE, IRON SULFATE, VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, ZINC OXIDE, ZINC PROTEINATE, IRON PROTEINATE, CITRIC ACID (PRESERVATIVE), MANGANESE OXIDE, MANGANESE PROTEINATE, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, NIACIN SUPPLEMENT, PANTOTHENIC ACID, RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT (VITAMIN B2), COPPER PROTEINATE, COPPER OXIDE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), VITAMON D3 SUPPLEMENT, MENADIONE DIMETHYLPRIMIDINOL BISULFITE (VITAMIN K), FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN SUPPLEMENT, CALCIUM IODATE (SOURCE OF IODINE, SODIM SELEMITE (SOURCE OF SELENIUM), VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT.


Analysis:
CRUDE PROTIEN NOT LESS THAN 22%
CRUDE FAT NOT LESS THAN 12%
CRUDE FIBER NOT MORE THEN 5%
MOISTURE NOT MORE THE 10%



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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, controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food and insufficient to give us confidence that the food contains adequate meat.


The next three ingredients are grains. Rice flour is a grain fragment and filler, but oatmeal and whole rice are both of decent quality.


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.


Rice gluten is not a desirable ingredient. It is likely to be similar to corn gluten, for which the definition is "that part of the commercial shelled corn that remains after the extraction of the larger portion of the starch, gluten, and term by the processes employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup".


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