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


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3150 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 340 kcal/cup


Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Ground Whole Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Rice Bran, Chicken Cartilage (Natural Source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Flax Seed, Herring Meal, Oat Bran, Avocado Meal, Dried Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Avocado Oil, Lecithin, 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) 20.00%
Crude Fat (min) 10.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 6.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.27%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.39%
Chondroitin* (min) 2,000 mg/kg
Glucosamine* (min) 1,000 mg/kg


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 16,500 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,375 IU/KG
Vitamin E 125.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 12.00 MG/KG
Riboflavin (B2) 10.50 MG/KG
Pantothenic es 38.00 MG/KG
Niacin 68.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine 11.00 MG/KG
Folic Acid 1.70 MG/KG
Biotin 0.20 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.11 MG/KG
Choline 2,225 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.38 %
Phosphorus 1.10 %
Potassium 0.61 %
Sodium 0.28 %
Chloride 0.49 %
Magnesium 0.40 %
Iron 140.00 MG/KG
Copper 11.00 MG/KG
Manganese 22.00 MG/KG
Zinc 175.00 MG/KG
Iodine 4.20 MG/KG
Selenium 0.31 MG/KG


Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 1.17 %
Lysine 1.00 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.65 %
Tryptophan 0.22 %
Histidine 0.32 %
Leucine 1.50 %
Isoleucine 0.82 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.12 %
Threonine 0.64 %
Valine 1.13 %


Fatty Acids
Linoleic Acid 2.26 %
Omega-6 2.27 %
Omega-3 0.39 %



Editors

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, primarily good quality ingredients
Cons: Insufficient meat content

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


It is likely that the most significant ingredient is rice. Two forms of rice are the second and fourth 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 oatmeal, the 3rd 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 from limited meat content.


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