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


Ingredients:
Catfish meal, ground rice, oatmeal, pearled barley, dehydrated potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, calcium carbonate, tomato pomace, sodium tripolyphosphate, flax seed, potassium chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), 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), yeast culture, choline chloride, yucca schidigera, rosemary extract.


Guaranteed Analysis


Crude Protein 21.0%
Crude Fat 10.0%
Crude Fiber 4.40%
Moisture 10.0%
Iron 150 mg/kg
Copper 10 mg/kg
Zinc 140 mg/kg
Selenium 0.2 mg/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Omega-3 fatty acids* 0.19%
Omega-6 fatty acids* 1.50%
Beta-Carotene* 1.5 mg/kg


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



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
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

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. It is a fish meal ingredient but we find no guarantee on the manufacturers website that protein sources are ethoxyquin-free (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic). It is the sole meat product in the food.


The next three ingredients are all 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. 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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