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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approx. 1-7/8 cups


Calories
464 per cup


Healthy, Natural Ingredients
Duck Meal, Turkey Meal, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Tomato Pomace, Pumpkinseeds, Herring Meal, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Yeast, 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, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Sea Salt, Dried Kelp, Cranberries, Blueberries, Inulin, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Freeze Dried Ground Turkey Bone.


Instinct Duck Meal & Turkey 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) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10.0%


Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min): 2.26%
Phosphorus (min): 1.13%
Vitamin E (min): 155.68 IU/kg
Vitamin C* (min): 50 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min): 3.86%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min): 2.07%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Vitamins
Vitamin A: 23276.68 IU/kg
Vitamin D: 2547.59 IU/kg
Vitamin E: 155.68 IU/kg
Thiamine: 22.88 mg/kg
Riboflavin: 11.91 mg/kg
Choline: 3769.41 mg/kg


Minerals
Sodium: 0.64%
Potassium: 0.90%
Magnesium: 0.16%
Iron: 744.0 mg/kg
Copper: 27.0 mg/kg
Zinc: 415.0 mg/kg


Nutritional Statement
Instinct Duck Meal & Turkey 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: 3957
Review Date: Sun December 23, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First three ingredients are named meat products, high meat content, grainless, quality ingredients throughout
Cons:

The first three ingredients of this food are named meat products, each one in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient eighth on the ingredient list, and 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.


The food uses canola oil rather than fat. Whilst this is beneficial, canola is not a high quality oil. Inclusion of herring meal provides a good source of omega 3 and 6 OFAs. Tapioca is the starch content with primary purpose as thickener.


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. There is a good range of fruits/vegetables in the food, and 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.


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


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