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Description: Ingredients
Starch, hydrolyzed soy protein isolate, vegetable oil, calcium phosphate, partially hydrogenated canola oil preserved with TBHQ, powdered cellulose, corn oil, potassium chloride, vegetable gums (gum arabic, guar gum), choline chloride, DL-Methionine, salt, magnesium oxide, lecithin, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, garlic oil, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. I-4571


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min) 18.0%
Crude Fat (Min) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) 4.0%
Moisture (Max) 10.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu January 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Zero meat content, low quality ingredients

This product is a veterinary diet, and our comments relate solely to the quality of ingredients used to make it. This is not intended to, nor can it, replace veterinary advice relating to the management of disease.


The primary ingredient in this food is starch, of unstated origin. The protein content comes from soy, which is a surprise in an allergy formula as soy is one of the ingredients in dog food most commonly causing food allergies. It is a low quality protein as compared to meat (which is completely absent in this food). It is hydrolyzed to break the proteins down to a level that may avoid allergic reactions. This does not increase its quality, however. Corn is also a common cause of food allergies, and we note the inclusion of corn oil in the food. Canola is a further oil source. Cellulose is “purified, mechanically disintegrated cellulose prepared by processing alpha cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant materials”: otherwise known as sawdust. Overall, this product appears to offer little nutritional benefit to the canine.


We note the use of synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality products.


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