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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 cups

Metabolizable energy:
385 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Duck meal, potato meal, brewer’s rice, oatmeal, vegetable oil naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, beet pulp, lecithin, natural flavor, monosodium phosphate, calcium propionate, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, mannan-oligosaccharides, Yucca schidigera extracts, vitamins and minerals.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude protein: 22 % min.
Crude fat: 12 % min.
Crude fiber: 3 % max.
Moisture: 10 % max.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun December 30, 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, extensive use of low grade ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.


Potato meal is the main carbohydrate source, though it may be outweighed by the total grain products. The main grain in the food is brewers yeast, which is a low quality product and byproduct. Oats are a decent quality grain, but this is the secondary grain product in the food.


Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. 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.


Overall, this food appears rather light in meat content but suffers more from the inclusion of a large number of low quality ingredients.


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