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Description: Metabolisable Energy:
354 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meals, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Menhaden Fish Oil, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Peas, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Apples, Blueberries, Inulin, Beta-Carotene, Cranberries, Dehydrated Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, B. subtillus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae, and Aspergillus niger.


Analysis:
Crude Protein min 22%
Crude Fat min 12%
Crude Fiber max 3.9%
Moisture max 10%
Calcium min 0.95%
Phosphorus min 0.8%
Vitamin A min 22,000 IU/kg.
Vitamin E min 165 IU/kg
**Ascorbic Acid min 30 mg/kg
**Omega 6 Fatty Acids min 2%
**Omega 3 Fatty Acids min 0.6%
**Beta-Carotene min 5.0 mg/kg.
**Glucosamine Hydrochloride min 41 mg/cup



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, uses primarily good quality ingredients
Cons: Uncertain meat content

The ingredient list for this food is slightly confusing. It is unclear whether “anchovy, sardine and salmon meals” is one ingredient, or if it is three separate ingredients each individually outweighing the first grains in the food. The latter case would be significantly better than the former, though the macronutrient breakdown is not suggestive of a high meat content. There are no further meat ingredients in the food. We note that the manufacturer guarantees the use of ethoxyquin-free meat sources.


The main grains are oatmeal and rice. Both are good quality sources of carbohydrates and additional protein. Menhaden oil is a good source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.


Beet pulp is a low quality ingredient and filler. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


We appreciate the inclusion of some fruit/vegetable matter in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


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