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


CALORIE CONTENT (Calculated)
Kcal/kg 3,530
Kcal/cup 522


Ingredients:
Venison, Ground Brown Rice, Lamb, Ground Millet, Ground Barley, Salmon Meal, Oat Groats, Venison Meal, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Figs, Ground Thyme, Ground Anise Seed, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fenugreek, Dried Garlic, Ground Sunflower Seeds, Ground Sesame Seeds, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomato Pomace, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Chicory Root, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Lecithin, Taurine, L-Lysine, 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. 22%
Crude Fat min. 12%
Crude Fiber max. 5%
Moisture max. 9%
Ash max. 6%
Calcium 1.2%
Phosphorous 0.9%
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 2.6%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.2%


*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: Two named meat products in top five ingredients, predominantly good quality ingredients
Cons: Uncertain meat content

There are four named meat products within the top eight ingredients of this food - down from five in its original formula. The first two of these are 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). The presence of two meat meal ingredients high on the list, gives us some degree of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food.


The major grains in the food is are rice, millet and barley. These are a good quality grains that is easily digested and non-allergenic, however we note that they are no longer stated to be whole 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. It is this statement that retains the 5* rating for this product but we have some lingering doubt as the greater number of grains and fewer meat products in the ingredient list are suggestive of a somewhat lower meat content in the food.


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