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Description: Ingredients:
Corn, chicken meal, meat and bone meal, animal fat, rice, beet pulp, minerals and vitamins, hydrolysed poultry, salt, monocalcium phosphate, choline chloride.


Guaranteed analyses:
Protein 20,0 %
Fat 10,0 %
Fiber 2,5 %
Ash 7,0 %
Moisture 9,5 %
Phosphorous 1,0 %
Calsium 1,2 %


Vitamin A 12 000 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1 200 IU/kg
Vitamin E 40 IU/kg
Copper 10 mg/kg
Natrium 0,45 %



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu January 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality grains, meat and fat of unidentifiable origin

The main ingredient in this food is a grain. Corn is a cheap grain that is difficult to digest and commonly associated with food allergies. Even if these had been good quality grains, we would still note that grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines, who should be fed products based on meat, not grain. A further grain is rice, which is a decent quality grain, but amongst the minor ingredients.


The next ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. This is followed by a very low quality ingredient that is meat and bone meal, which is unidentifiable by species or source. It is the rendered product from mammal tissues, including bone, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents, except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices. This is one of the lowest quality ingredients found in dog food, thankfully becomming less common as consumers become more aware. The fat content of the food is similarly low quality and unidentifiable by species or source. "Animal" fat could be anything - described by AAFCO as "obtained from the tissues of mammals and/or poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids".


The food has added vitamins and minerals, but no information about these is given and it may contain synthetics. Likewise, there is no information given about preservatives which may include chemicals such as ethoxyquin, BHT and BHA all of which are allowed in pet products but are banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that they are carcinogenic.


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