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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approx. 1.75 cups


Calories
482 per cup


Ingredients:
Rabbit Meal, Salmon Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tomato Pomace, Pumpkinseeds, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Iodine Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Folic Acid), Peas, Brewers Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Dried Kelp, Cranberries, Blueberries, Inulin, Freeze Dried Rabbit, Freeze Dried Rabbit Liver, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Rabbit Lung, Freeze Dried Rabbit Hearts, Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone.


Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 35.0%
Crude Fat (min) 22.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%


Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min): 1.82%
Phosphorus (min): 1.16%
Vitamin E (min): 135.87 IU/kg
Vitamin C* (min): 63.38 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min): 3.85%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min): 1.29%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Vitamins
Carotene: 7.96 mg/kg
Vitamin A: 22416.26 IU/kg
Vitamin D: 2461.30 IU/kg
Vitamin E: 135.87 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid: 63.38 mg/kg
Thiamine: 22.15 mg/kg
Riboflavin: 10.76 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid: 24.33 mg/kg
Biotin: 0.57 mg/kg
Folic Acid: 0.83 mg/kg
Choline: 2394.83 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.24 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 5.11 mg/kg
Niacin: 165.21 mg/kg
Iodine: 15.0 mg/kg


Minerals
Sodium: 0.42%
Potassium: 1.14%
Chloride: 0.72%
Magnesium: 0.15%
Manganese: 16.96 mg/kg
Iron: 280.03 mg/kg
Copper: 24.95 mg/kg
Zinc: 203.93 mg/kg
Selenium: 0.75 mg/kg


Amino Acids
Methionine-Cystine: 1.27%
Methionine: 0.91%
Lysine: 2.65%
Tryptophan: 0.35%
Isoleucine: 1.46%
Histidine: 0.87%
Valine: 1.71%
Leucine: 2.37%
Arginine: 2.19%
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine: 2.40%


Nutritional Statement
Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon December 24, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, high meat content, grainless, good quality ingredients throughout.
Cons:

The first two ingredients of this food are named meat products. There are additional meat ingredients amongst the minor ingredients. With a supporting macronutrient breakdown, we can have a high level of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food.

It is a concern to see chicken fat as the fourth ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


There are no grains in this food. The major carbohydrate source is tapioca, which may be particularly useful for dogs with sensitivities to potatoes or who suffer arthritis (although tomato pomace might not be helpful in that regard). The food includes some fruits/vegetables, and has a good range of probiotics.


This food is outstanding in that it contains no grains whatsoever. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet. Our sole concern about this food is the possible bloat implications for large breed dogs of fat within the top four ingredients of a dry dog food. Our high confidence in the amount of meat product in the food goes some way toward diminishing this concern.


The only caution we would make on this food is that the high protein and calcium content makes it suitable for adult dogs only, particularly in the case of large breeds.


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