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Description: INGREDIENTS
De-boned Turkey, Potato Flour, Pea, Potato, Whole Dried Egg, Pea Fibre, Tomato, Apple, Flaxseed, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E) , Natural Flavors, Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), De-boned Salmon, De-boned Duck, Sun Dried Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lecithin, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Fruit: ( pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, papaya, pineapple), Vegetables: ( carrots, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, garlic), Cottage Cheese, Schizochytrium Algae (natural source of DHA), zeolite, Vitamins: ( vitamin A, vitamin E, Vitamin C, niacin: source of Vitamin B3, thiamine mononitrate: source of Vitamin B1, pyridoxine hydrochloride: source of Vitamin B6, Riboflavin : source of Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, beta-carotene, inositol: source of Vitamin B8, d-calcium panthothenate, vitamin D3, folic acid: (source of vitamin B9) biotin: source of vitamin B7 or H, vitamin B12) , Minerals: (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite) , Prebiotics: (chicory root extract, mannanoligosaccharides), Probiotics: lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, enterococcus faecium, bifido bacterium thermophilum), Ascorbyl-Polyphosphate, Digestive Enzymes: ( dried trichoderma viride fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract) , Kelp, Taurine, DL Methionine, L-lysine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Marigold Extract, L-Carnitine, Dried Rosemary.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (min) 28%
Crude Fat (min) 18%
Crude Fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min) .8%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.8%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) .56%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Fri December 28, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, grainless
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is meat inclusive of water content (around 80%). Once this is removed as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh about 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in weight order, it is thus unlikely that this is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. Further meat ingredients (also inclusive of water content) do not occur until 13th and 14th on the ingredient list, below flavorings. This does not give us a great deal of confidence in the meat content of the food.


The remaining ingredients appear to be of mixed quality. Potato flour and pea fibre are not high quality ingredients, bordering filler. Potato and whole eggs are more reassuring. In minor ingredients we note a range of fruits/vegetables and a good range of probiotics. Canola oil provides the fat content, and whilst a single-source oil is not of the highest quality.


Overall, we have some concerns about the meat content of this food but appreciate the exclusion of grains. The product has been rated 4* but appears rather lower in meat content than most in this category. We would suggest that it would be beneficial to supplement this diet with meat.


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