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Description: Ingredients:
Fresh Chicken, Ground Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols a source of Vitamin E), Corn (Non genetically modified), Chicken Meal, Corn Meal, Hydrolized Chicken, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Apple, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Flaxseed Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Olive Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k activity), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid (B-Complex Vitamin), Biotin, Folic Acid, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Selenite, Potassium Sorbate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min) 27%
Crude Fat (Min) 16%
Crude Fiber (Max) 2%
Moisture (Max) 18%
Calcium (Min) 1.5%
Phosphorous (Min) 1%


Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Mon December 31, 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, mixed quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredient is named meat product. It is chicken, inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, and the dehydrated ingredient would probably be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. There is a further meat meal ingredient 5th on the ingredient list, this time in meal form. This is too far down to make a substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food, and we have some concerns about the meat content of this food.

The main grain in the food, and very likely the main ingredient overall, is rice. Rice is a good quality grain, but it is still a grain and foods intended for canines should be based on meat. Chicken fat is the third ingredient. We note that research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested. Corn is a further grain in this food, present in two forms which, if not split, would likely see this ingredient placed higher on the ingredient list. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value, and commonly associated with allergies.

Beet pulp is filler and a 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. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.

Apple is the sole fruit/vegetable in the food. We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.

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