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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/3 - 3 cups


Calorie Content: 3, 421 kcal/kg (320 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy.


Ingredients
Lamb, lamb meal, oatmeal, whole grain brown rice, cracked pearled barley, millet, white rice, egg product, potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, natural flavor, choline chloride, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrocloride, taurine, chondroitin sulfate, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, Enterococcus faecieum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 20.0% Minimum
Crude Fat 10.0% Minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% Maximum
Moisture 10.0% Maximum
Ash 6.0% Maximum
Calcium 1.1% Minimum
Phosphorus 0.9% Minimum
Sodium 0.3% Maximum
Zinc 175 mg/kg Minimum
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg Minimum
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg Minimum
Taurine * 0.1% Minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids * 1.7% Minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids * 0.25% Minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride * 720 mg/kg Minimum
Chondroitin Sulfate * 240 mg/kg Minimum


* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content

There is a further meat ingredient 13th on the ingredient list. This is too far down to make any substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food. It is a fish meal ingredient, but we find no guarantee on the manufacturers website that protein sources are ethoxyquin-free (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


The main grains in the food are rice (2 forms), barley, and millet. These are all decent quality grains, but the food starts to appear very heavy in grains whereas food designed for canines should be based on meat. Potatoes are a further carbohydrate source. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.


The food contains a decent range of fruits/vegetables and probiotics. Its low meat content is the main reason it cannot be given a higher rating.


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