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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed 320 to 380 grams


Ingredients:
Poultry meal, ground corn, ground wheat, wheat middlings, stabilized poultry fat (preserved with Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, chicken digest, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K (menadione), Vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, ferrous sulphate, manganous oxide, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein min. 23.0%
Crude Fat min. 12.0%
Crude Fibre max. 3.5%
Moisture max. 10.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu January 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Insufficient meat content, meat and fat of unidentifiable origin, low quality grains

The first ingredient, poultry meal, is a meat meal product but is not one named by species. This is a concern as it makes it impossible to identify the source, quality or consistency of the ingredient. Ingredients of unidentifiable source are usually very low quality, cheap ingredients and are not found in higher quality products. There are no further significant meat products in the food.


The food is primarily comprised of low quality grains. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems.Wheat is believed by many to be the leading cause of food allegy problems in dogs and in middlings form is a grain fragment (the remnants of wheat after milling) and filler. Corn gluten meal it is that part of the commercial shelled corn that remains after the extraction of the larger portion of the starch, gluten, and term by the processes employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup. In plain English, the remains of corn after most of the nutritious bits have been removed.


Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient rarely found in anything but very low quality foods. Poultry fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


We note the use of synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems.


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