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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 5/8 cups


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, ground rice, pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lamb digest, tomato pomace, salt, potassium chloride, yeast culture, minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), 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), choline chloride, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract.


Guaranteed Analysis


Crude Protein 25.0%
Crude Fat 14.0%
Crude Fiber 4.50%
Moisture 10.0%
Tryptophan 0.185%
Iron 200 mg/kg
Copper 10 mg/kg
Zinc 150 mg/kg
Selenium 0.3 mg/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Beta-Carotene* 4 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, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a second meat related ingredient 5th on the ingredient list, but “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 two ingredients are both grain products, which suggests a food heavy in grains and light in meat content. Rice and barley are good quality grains, but combined would outweigh the meat content by a some margin. 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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