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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 3 1/4 cups


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3,608 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 393 kcal/cup


Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pearl Barley, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil, Flax Seed, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Schidigera, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein not less than 25.00%
Crude Fat not less than 15.00%
Crude Fiber not more than 3.50%
Moisture not more than 10.00%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than 4.35%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than 0.75%


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 1,4225 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,200 IU/KG
Vitamin E 88.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 4.90 MG/KG
Roboflavin (B2) 8.40 MG/KG
Pantothenic Acid 18.00 MG/KG
Niacin 38.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine 4.10 MG/KG
Folic Acid od 0.20 MG/KG
Biotin 0.12 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.06 MG/KG
Choline ves 1,225 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.40 %
Phosphorus 1.00 %
Potassium 0.54 %
Sodium 0.27 %
Chloride 0.45 %
Magnesium 0.12 %
Iron 220.00 MG/KG
Copper 13.00 MG/KG
Manganese 27.00 MG/KG
Zinc 170.00 MG/KG
Iodine 3.10 MG/KG
Selenium uscle 0.40 MG/KG


Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 1.40 %
Lysine 1.00 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.83 %
Tryptophan 0.22 %
Histidine 0.60 %
Leucine 2.00 %
Isoleucine 0.94 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.20 %
Threonine 0.80 %
Valine 1.10 %
Omega 6 4.35 %
Omega 3 0.75 %



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, 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.


We note that chicken fat is the fourth ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry foods as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


Salmon 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 contains no fruits or vegetables, but has a good range of probiotics.


Overall, 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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