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


CALORIE CONTENT (Calculated)
Kcal/kg 3,680
Kcal/cup 522


Ingredients:
Bison, Salmon Meal, Ground Millet, Ground Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Dried Apples, Dried Cranberries, Dried Figs, Ground Thyme, Ground Anise Seed, Natural Flavors, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Dried Egg Product, L-Lysine, Tomato Pomace, Dried Whey Extract, Dried Casein, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Lecithin, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Citric Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract , Rosemary Extract.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein min. 26%
Crude Fat min. 16%
Crude Fiber max. 3%
Moisture max. 9%
Ash max. 6%
Calcium 1.4%
Phosphorous 1.2%
Copper 16 mg/kg
Vitamin A 22,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1,200 IU/kg
Vitamin E 350 IU/kg
*Taurine min. .17%
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.8%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.4%


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



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon December 24, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, uses primarily good quality ingredients
Cons:

As in the original formula, there are two named meat products heading the ingredient list. The first of these is meat inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Since this is followed by a meat meal ingredient, we have some degree of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food.


The major grains in the food is are millet, rice and oat groats (replacing millet, sweet potatoes and oats). All are a good quality grains that are easily digested and non-allergenic and a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates, however we prefered the original formulas use of sweet potatoes rather than additional grains. Flaxseed is an excellent source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. There is a good range of fruits/vegetables in the food, and a good range of probiotics.


We do note that the manufacturer retains on their website a statement that all formulas contain 48-52% meat meals. Overall, this product appears to be a slight downgrade from the original version but still good enough to retain its 5* rating.


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