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Description: Calories:
1724 Kcal/lb


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, Turkey meal, White rice, Brown rice, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Citric acid & Rosemary extract), Beet pulp shreds, Whole ground flaxseed, Brewers Yeast, Potassium chloride, Yeast culture, Dried enterococcus faecium fementation product, Dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried trichoderme longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried bacillus subtilis fermentaion extract, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin A supplement with Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Choline chloride, Menadione sodium bisulfite, Folic acid, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Sodium selenite, d-Biotin, Mixed tocopherols, Silica dioxide, Rosemary extract, Citric acid, Silicon dioxide, Manganese amino acid chelate, Zinc amino acid chelate, Iron amino acid chelate, Copper amino acid chelate, Ethylenediamine dihydriodide.


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude protein 27%
Crude fat 15%
Crude fiber 3.5%
Moisture 10%
Vitamin C min 50 PPM
Omega 6 Fatty Acids min 2.02%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.65%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and second ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Some controversial ingredients

The first and second ingredients in this food are named meat products, each in meal form. This gives us a reasonable degree of confidence that the food has a reasonable meat content, even if the macronutrient breakdown is relatively low in protein. The third and fourth ingredients are both rice, which if not 'split' would probably be revealed as the primary ingredient in the food. Nonetheless, the meat content appears higher than in many alternative products.


Rice is a good quality grain that is low-allergenic and a good source of carbohydrates and B vitamins. 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.


Flaxseed provides a good source of Omega 3/6 OFAs and we note a good range of probiotics in the food. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product. We also note the use of synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and which is progressively being removed from dog food products.


Overall, this product appears to have a meat content higher than many in this category, but suffers from the inclusion of some controversial and low quality ingredients.


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