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Description: Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3450 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 360 kcal/cup

Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice, Ground Whole Rice, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Avocado Meal, Flax Seed, Dried Alfalfa Meal, Avocado Oil, Herring Meal, Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B Complex), Copper Sulfate, Zinc Methionine, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 23.00%
Crude Fat (min) 13.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.49%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.78%

Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins Function
Vitamin A 16,200 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,400 IU/KG
Vitamin E 125.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 15.00 MG/KG
Riboflavin (B2) 11.00 MG/KG
Pantothenic Acid 37.00 MG/KG
Niacin 70.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine (B6) 10.00 MG/KG
Folic Acid 2.00 MG/KG
Biotin 0.15 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.125 MG/KG
Choline 2,700 MG/KG

Calcium 1.50 %
Phosphorus 1.10 %
Potassium 0.54 %
Sodium 0.27 %
Chloride 0.50 %
Magnesium 0.10 %
Iron 154.00 MG/KG
Copper 11.00 MG/KG
Manganese 20.00 MG/KG
Zinc 176.00 MG/KG
Iodine 6.50 MG/KG
Selenium 0.25 MG/KG

Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 1.00 %
Lysine 1.00 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.75 %
Tryptophan 0.23 %
Histidine 0.34 %
Leucine 1.60 %
Isoleucine 0.92 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.25 %
Threonine 0.71 %
Valine 1.28 %
Linoleic Acid 2.47 %
Omega -6 2.19 %
Omega -3 0.78 %


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue December 25, 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: Minimum acceptable meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.

It is likely that the most significant ingredient is rice. Two forms of rice are the second and third ingredients in the food which, if not split (see explanation of splitting on the how we assess the foods page) then the combined rice products would most likely outweight the meat content as the true first ingredient in the food. Rice is a decent quality grain and good carbohydrate source, as is barley, the 5th ingredient. Rice bran is a grain fragment and primarily filler.

Avocado meal and oil are unusual ingredients as avocadoes are believed to be toxic to dogs, although the toxic dose is unknown.

Herring meal is a further meat meal ingredient, but is too far down the ingredient list to add significantly to the overall meat content of the food. It is a good source of omega 3 & 6 OFAs, supporting canola oil which, although a single source oil, is not regarded by all as high quality. The food has a good range of probiotics.

Overall, and with reserved judgement on the use of avocadoes, this product uses primarily good quality ingredients but suffers a little from limited meat content. The macronutrient breakdown is suggestive of a higher meat content than most foods with a single meat meal in the top ingredients, however, and the product just attains a 4* rating.

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