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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 3 1/2 cups


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3070 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 298 kcal/cup


Ingredients
Ground Whole Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Flax Seed, Avocado Meal, 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) 18.00%
Crude Fat (min) 8.00%
Crude Fat (max) 9.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 5.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 1.90%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.12%


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 15,150 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,410 IU/KG
Vitamin E 125.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 20.00 MG/KG
Riboflavin (B2) 10.00 MG/KG
Pantothenic Acid 44.00 MG/KG
Niacin 112.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine 11.00 MG/KG
Folic Acid 2.00 MG/KG
Biotin 0.66 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.081 MG/KG
Choline 2,190 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.00 %
Phosphorus 0.90 %
Potassium 0.65 %
Sodium 0.28 %
Chloride 0.52 %
Magnesium 0.22 %
Iron 128.00 MG/KG
Copper 11.00 MG/KG
Manganese 48.00 MG/KG
Zinc 172.00 MG/KG
Iodine 6.00 MG/KG
Selenium 0.33 MG/KG


Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 0.73 %
Lysine 0.69 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.50 %
Tryptophan 0.19 %
Histidine 0.27 %
Leucine 1.22 %
Isoleucine 0.62 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.01 %
Threonine 0.52 %
Valine 0.92 %
Linoleic Acid 1.90
Omega -6 1.90 %
Omega -3 0.12 %



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Tue December 25, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Fourth ingredient is a named meat product, uses primarily good quality ingredients.
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first three ingredients in this food are all grains. Most are reasonable quality grains, but still grains, whereas dog food for all ages should be based on meat.


The first meat product does not occur until 4th on the ingredient list. 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, along with flaxseed.


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


Overall, and with reserved judgement on the use of avocadoes, this product uses primarily good quality ingredients but suffers from inadequate meat content.


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