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Description: Metabolisable Energy (kcal/100g) 295


Ingredients
Australian rice, lamb meal, corn gluten meal, tallow, Omega Magic essential oil blend, oat bran, FOS, yucca extract, solium HMP, natural flavours, vitamins A D3 E K3 B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, Copper (from Sulphate), Copper Chelate, Zinc (from Sulphate), Zinc Chelate, Manganese (from Oxide), Manganese Chelate, Iron (from Sulphate), Iron Chelate, Selenium, Iodine, and Calcium. Product protected by natural mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract.


Analysis:
Minimum crude protein 18%
Minimum crude fat 8.0%
Maximum crude fibre 5.0%
Maximum Ash 5.0%
Maximum Moisture 9.0%
Ca:P Ratio 1.1-1.5:1.0



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue January 1, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality ingredients, fat of unidentifiable origin

The first ingredient in this food is a grain. Rice is a decent quality grain, but still a grain. Whatever their quality, grains are an unnatural foodstuff for a canine. Foods intended for dogs should be based on meat, not on grain.


The next ingredient is a named meat ingredient, in meal form. It is the sole meat ingredient in the food. Corn is a difficult to digest grain that has limited value and is very commonly linked to allergy problems. Corn Gluten Meal is the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm. In plain English, that bit of the corn leftover after most of the nutritious bits have been removed.


Tallow is a fat of very low quality defined as animal fats with titer above 40 degrees Celsius. Animal fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine species, source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this asobtained from the tissues of mammals and/or 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 that this is the fourth ingredient in the food. Research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


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.


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