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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb, Soybean Meal, Lamb Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Brewers Rice, Dried Egg Product, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Whole Grain Oats, Apples, Cranberries, Peas, Carrots, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Broccoli, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Lysine, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, L-Tryptophan, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein Min. 25.5%
Crude Fat 16.5%
Crude Fiber .Max. 5.0%
Moisture Max. 10.0%
Ash Max. 8.5%
Calcium Min. 1.0%
Phosphorus Min. 0.7%
Vitamin E Min. 400 IU/kg
Ascorbic acid*(Vitamin C) Min. 120 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* Min. 0.3%
Docosahexaenoic Acid* (DHA) Min. 0.1%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid* (EPA) Min. 0.15%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 2, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredient is a named meat product. It is not a meal ingredient, meaning that it is 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. The only true meat ingredient is chicken meal, 3rd on the ingredient list. It is unlikely that this product contains any significant amount of meat at all (as indicated by its "dinner" label, which is applied to products containing less than 25% of the suggested meat product by WET weight).


Soybean meal is a cheap source of additional protein, but compared to actual meat provides low quality protein. Soy is also commonly an allergy problem for dogs. Rice and barley are decent quality grains, but brewers rice is a byproduct. Cellulose is “purified, mechanically disintegrated cellulose prepared by processing alpha cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant materials”: otherwise known as sawdust.


We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food, although the range of fruits/vegetables is appreciated.


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