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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 1/2 - 3 3/4 cups


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3,258 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 348 kcal/cup


Ingredients
Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Pearl Barley, Rice Bran, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tochopherols), Bovine Cartilage (Natural Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Salmon Meal, Natural Flavor, Flax Seed, Yucca Schidigera, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Potassium Chloride, 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 23.00%
Crude Fat not less than 13.00%
Crude Fiber not more than 4.00%
Moisture not more than 10.00%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids not less than 2.00%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids not less than 0.50%
Glucosamine not less than 1,000 mg/kg
Glucosamine not less than 100 mg/cup
Chondroitin Sulfate not less than 2,000 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate not less than 200 mg/cup


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 17,600 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,760 IU/KG
Vitamin E 125.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 10.00 MG/KG
Roboflavin (B2) 7.00 MG/KG
Pantothenic 35.00 MG/KG
Niacin 68.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine 15.00 MG/KG
Folic Acid 1.50 MG/KG
Biotin 0.15 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.12 MG/KG
Choline 2,450 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.31 %
Phosphorus 0.69 %
Potassium 0.59 %
Sodium 0.30 %
Chloride 0.50 %
Magnesium 0.10 %
Iron 150.00 MG/KG
Copper 11.00 MG/KG
Manganese uscle 40.00 MG/KG
Zinc 250.00 MG/KG
Iodine 6.30 MG/KG
Selenium 1.00 MG/KG


Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 1.20 %
Lysine 1.00 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.76 %
Tryptophan 0.24 %
Histidine 0.34 %
Leucine 1.55 %
Isoleucine 0.90 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.20 %
Threonine 0.71 %
Valine 1.20 %
Omega-6 2.00 %
Omega-3 0.50 %



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun December 30, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content

Four of the first five ingredients (including the first two) in this food are grains. Immediately, therefore, we have severe concerns regarding the meat content of the food which appears to be biscuit with a little meat for flavouring. The main grains are rice (split into three ingredients), and barley. These are, in the main, decent quality grains, but food intended for canines should be based on meat.


There are two meat ingredients in the food, both in meal form - 1st and 8th on the ingredient list. The former gives us some confidence in the meat content of the food, but the latter is far too far down the ingredient list to make a substantial contribution to overall meat content. We would thus suggest that supplementing this diet, if fed, with actual meat may be beneficial.


Remaining minor ingredients include flaxseed, which is a good source of Omgega 3/6 OFAs and canola oil which, although a single source oil, is not of the highest quality. The food also contains a good range of probiotics.


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