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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb meal, rice flour, brewers rice, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), beet pulp, powdered cellulose, natural flavor, flax, dried egg product, monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, spray dried chicken liver, salt, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, extract of rosemary, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, vitamin A acetate, tuna oil, sage, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, calcium iodate, biotin, sodium selenite, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 22%
Crude Fat (minimum) 12%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3.5%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (minimum) 1.85%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.31%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products. Uses low quality grains and other controversial fillers.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. The second is filler.


Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product. Brown rice is a good quality ingredient.


Beet pulp is another controversial ingredient – 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 especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


Cellulose is filler. It is “purified, mechanically disintegrated cellulose prepared by processing alpha cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant materials”: otherwise known as sawdust.


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