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


Ingredients:
Lamb meal, ground rice, pearled barley, oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried potatoes, lamb digest, tomato pomace, potassium chloride, taurine, minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), yeast culture, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, inositol, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, beta carotene, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), yucca schidigera extract, choline chloride, rosemary extract.


Guaranteed Analysis


Crude Protein 20.0%
Crude Fat 10.0%
Crude Fiber 4.5%
Moisture 10.0%
Iron 200 mg/kg
Copper 10 mg/kg
Zinc 150 mg/kg
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Beta Carotene* 5 mg/kg


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon December 31, 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, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a second meat related ingredient 7th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make any substantial contribution to the meat content of the food. “Digest” is material which results from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed tissue. Although from a named source, digest is a low quality ingredient that is not found in high quality products.


The next three ingredients are both grain products, which suggests a food heavy in grains and light in meat content. Rice, barley and oatmeal are good quality grains, but combined would outweigh the meat content by a some margin. Potatoes are a further good quality ingredient, but adds to already high carbohydrate content. Tomato pomace is primarily filler, but also a minor ingredient. There are no fruits/vegetables in the food. We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.


Overall, this product appears to use good quality ingredients. Our main concern is with the low level of meat content (users might consider supplementing this diet with meat).


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