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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/4 - 3 cups


Calorie Content: 3,500 kcal/kg (327 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy.


Ingredients
Salmon, salmon meal (a source of fish oil), potatoes, cracked pearled barley, white rice, egg product, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, flaxseed, natural flavor, menhaden fish meal, choline chloride, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrocloride, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, chondroitin sulfate, 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 25.0% Minimum
Crude Fat 14.0% Minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% Maximum
Moisture 10.0% Maximum
Zinc 150 mg/kg Minimum
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg Minimum
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg Minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids * 2.5% Minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids * 0.5% Minimum
Chondroitin Sulfate * 100 mg/kg Minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride * 300 mg/kg Minimum


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



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Fri December 28, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content

The first two ingredients in the food are named meat products. The first is chicken inclusive of water content. Once that is removed as it must be to make a dry product, the ingredient will weight around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus unlikely that it is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. Since it is followed by a meat meal ingredient, this does not detract too much from our confidence in the meat content of the food. There is a further meat meal (fish) ingredient 11th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make a substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food. We do not locate anywhere on the manufacturer site a statement guaranteeing the use of ethoxyquin-free protein ingredients in the food. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and that is banned or heavily restricted in human food because it is believed to be carcinogenic.


The main carbohydrate source is potatoes, followed by barley and rice. Egg product (we would prefer the use of whole eggs) also appears ahead of the fat content which is Canola oil. Although a single source oil, canola is not agreed upon by all as a high quality product. Overall, this product would seem to be lower in meat content than desirable.


In minor ingredients, tomato pomace is primarily filler and we would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food. There is a range of fruits/vegetables and a good range of probiotics.


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