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Description: Metabolizable Energy:
k.cal 8oz cup = 310


Ingredients:
TURKEY MEAL, GROUND RICE, CORN MEAL, OATMEAL, BEET PULP, CHICKEN MEAL, POULTRY FAT (TURKEY AND CHICKEN FAT, NATURALLY PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHEROLS), NATURAL FLAVORS, BREWERS YEAST, LECTHIN CALCIUM CARBONATE, SEA SALT, FISH OIL, POTASSUIM CHLORIDE, L-LYSINE (ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID), DL-METHIONNE (ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID), CHOLINE CHLORIDE, VITAMIN C, IRON SULFATE, AND VATAMIN E SUPPLEMENT. VITAMINE & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS: ZINC OXIDE, ZINC PROTEINATE, IRON PROTEINATE, CITRIC ACID (PRESERVATIVE), MANGANSE OXIDE, MANGANESE PROTEINATE, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, NIACIN SUPPLEMENT, PANTOTHENIC ACID, RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT (VITAMIN B2), COPPER PROTEINATE, COPPER SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, MENADIONE DIMETHYLPRIMIDINOL BISULFITE (SOURCE OF VITAMIN K ACTIVITY), FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN SUPPLEMENT, CALCIUM IODATE (SOURCE OF IODINE), SODIUM SELENITE (SOURCE OF SELENIUM), VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT.


Analysis:
CRUDE PROTEIN - NOT LESS THAN 22%
CRUDE FAT - NOT LESS THAN 13%
CRUDE FIBER - NOT MORE THE 45
MOISTURE - NOT MORE THEN 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, fat of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a second named meat meal ingredient sixth on the ingredient list, but this is not sufficiently high on the ingredient list to give us confidence that the food contains adequate meat.


The next three ingredients are all grains. Rice is a decent quality grain, but the inclusion of corn is not desirable - corn is a difficult to digest grain that has little nutritional value for a canine, and is commonly associated with allegies and yeast infections. Oatmeal is a further grain, and of decent quality but it is likely that the combined grain products outweigh the meat content of the food.


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.


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".


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