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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2-2˝ cups


Ingredients:
Fish, ground brown rice, ground whole barley, fish meal, ground oats, canola oil (naturally preserved), sweet potato, ground whole flaxseed, inulin, yucca schidigera, salt, monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, garlic, taurine, vitamin E, choline chloride, beta-carotene, chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine hydrochloride, spinach, kelp, broccoli, apples, blueberries, pears, bananas, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, ferrous sulphate, zinc oxide, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, copper sulphate, manganous oxide, riboflavin supplement, thiamine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, sodium selenite, natural flavor.


(This product may contain tracé amounts of peanuts)


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude protein Min. 22.0%
Crude fat Min. 12.0%
Crude fiber Max. 6.0%
Humidity Max. 10.0%
Omega-3 Min. 0.75%
Omega-6 Min. 3.25%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Fri December 28, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is meat inclusive of water content (around 80%). Once this is removed as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh about 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in weight order, it is thus unlikely that this is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. There is a further meat ingredient, this time in meal form, fourth on the ingredient list. This is likely the true main meat product in the food. We note the inclusion of fish meal ingredients, but do not find any statement on the manufacturers website guaranteeing the use of ethoxyquin-free ingredients (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production, due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The remaining ingredients appear to be of mixed quality. Rice protein is not a high quality ingredient, bordering filler and although this elevates the overall protein content of the food, it would be preferable if this were done via meat ingredients. Oats, barley (occurs twice) and brown rice are more are more reassuring, however we note that many of the grain products are 'split', without such practice would probably occupy a much higher position on the ingredient list. This product is heavier in grain than first glance at the ingredient list may suggest.


We appreciate the inclusion of whole eggs and a range of fruits/vegetables in the food.


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