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Description: Ingredient Listing
Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Millet, Barley, Chicken Fat (Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acid), Beet Pulp Fiber, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Flax Seed Oil (Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acid), Fennel Seed, Parsely, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Garlic, Barley Grass, Thyme, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Thiamine (Source of Vitamin B1), Di-Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, D1-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Vitamin E Supplement, D-Biotin (Source of Vitamin B), Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2 & Vitamin G0, Niacin (Source of Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Choline Chloride (Source of Iron), Calcium Iodate, Iodine, Spirulina, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Natural Flavors Added.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude protein, minimum 24.0%
Crude Fat, minimum 14.0%
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.0%
Moisture, maximum 10.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon December 24, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and second ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Mixed quality ingredients

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat products, each in meal form. These are followed by three grain products, all of which are decent quality. With three of the five main ingredients grains, this food probably does not have quite as high meat content as is first suggested and the macronutrient breakdown does not add any information.


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.


The food does contain a good range of probiotics, but less desirable is the use of synthetic vitamin K which is a substance unlikely to be used in higher quality products and that is progressively being removed from use in pet food.


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