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Description: Metabolizable Energy:
368 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Anchovy & Sardine Meals, Pork Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Carrots, Peas, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Blueberries, Apples, Inulin, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Taurine, 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.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min 26%
Crude Fat min 10%
Crude Fiber max 3.5%
Moisture max 10%
Calcium min 1.0%
Phosphorus min 0.7%
Vitamin A min 22,000 IU/kg.
Vitamin E min 165 IU/kg.
**Ascorbic Acid min 30 mg/kg.
**Omega 6 Fatty Acids min 2.6%
**Omega 3 Fatty Acids min 0.5%
**Beta-Carotene min 5.0 mg/kg.
**L-Carnitine min 150 mg/kg
**Taurine min 0.11%
**Glucosamine Hydrochloride min 82 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
Cons: Insufficient meat content, some fillers

The first, sixth and seventh ingredients in this food are named meat products, each in meal form. The latter two are too far down the ingredient list to make a substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food.


The second - fourth ingredients are all grains, suggesting a grain-heavy food. It is likely that if the two forms of rice listed were not 'split' that rice would, in fact, be revealed as the primary ingredient in the food. Rice and oatmeal are decent quality grains and good carbohydrate sources, however canines should be fed diets based on meat rather than grains.


Beet pulp is filler and a controversial ingredient 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.Tomato pomace is also filler. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than dried egg product in the food.


The food does contain a range of fruits/vegetables and a good range of probiotics.


Overall, we are reasonably satisfied with the quality of this product, but would prefer to see more meat in the food. Despite the use of controversial fillers like beet pulp, these occur fairly far down the ingredient list and preceding ingredients have been good ones.


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