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


Metabolizable Energy
3480 kcal/kg
376 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Salmon Meal, Duck, Oats, Oat Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with Vitamin E), Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (Whole Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Spinach, Blueberries, Cranberries and Pumpkin), Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Sun Dried Alfalfa, Potassium Chloride, Pea Fiber, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Lecithin, Chicory Root Powder (a source of FOS), Tomato Pomace, Oat Fiber, Kelp Meal, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Milk Calcium, Bacterial Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium), Vitamin C, Bee Pollen, Spirulina, Bromelain, Papain, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Devilís Claw Extract, Glucosamine Sulphate, Chondroitin Sulphate, Mannan-oligosaccharides, Selenium, Grape Seed Extract, Hawthorne Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K (menadione), Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Niacin, Dicalcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Tocotrienols, Lycopenes, Ferrous Sulphate, Iron proteinate, Manganous oxide, Manganese proteinate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Copper proteinate, Calcium iodate, Cobalt Proteinate, Beta carotene.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min. 23.0%
Crude Fat min. 14.0%
Crude Fibre max. 5%
Moisture max. 10%
Calcium min. 1.1%
Phosphorous min. 0.9%
Copper min. 19 mg/kg
Zinc min. 195 mg/kg
Vitamin A min. 12000 IU/kg
Vitamin D min. 1200 IU/kg
Vitamin E min. 125 IU/kg
Vitamin B6 min. 3.6 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, some controversial additives

The first two ingredients in the food are named meat products. The second is duck inclusive of water content. Once that is removed as it must be to make a dry product, the ingredient will weight around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus unlikely that it is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. Since it is preceeded by a meat meal ingredient, this does not detract too much from our confidence in the meat content of the food.


The main carbohydrate source is oats, which is a good quality grain. Oat flour is a grain fragment that we consider to be primarily filler. In minor ingredients, there is a range of fruits/vegetables and a good range of probiotics. We note the presence of synthetic vitamin K which is a substance linked to liver problems and which is progressively being removed from dog food products.


We do not locate anywhere on the manufacturer site a statement guaranteeing the use of ethoxyquin-free protein ingredients in the food. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and that is banned or heavily restricted in human food because it is believed to be carcinogenic.


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