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Description: Calorie Content:
kcal/cup: 420


Ingredients:
Duck, Chicken Meal, Chicken, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lamb, Potato, Tomato Pomace, Whole Egg, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Salmon Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Cheese, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Alfalfa Meal, Carrots, Lettuce, Celery, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcous Faecium, Vitamin A, D3, E, B12 Supplements, Choline Chloride, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sorbic Acid, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis
Protein 26% Min
Fat 14% Min
Fiber 3.5% Max
Moisture 10% Max
Ash 6.5% Max
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.3% Min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.4% Min
Lactobacillus Acidophilus 100,000,000 CFU/lb Min
Bifidobacterium Longum 100,000,000 CFU/lb Min
Lactobacillus Plantarum 100,000,000 CFU/lb Min
Enterococcous Faecium 100,000,000 CFU/lb Min


Typical Analysis
Calcium 1.3%
Phosphorus 1.0%
Sodium 0.4%
Potassium 0.6%
Magnesium 0.12%
Zinc 135 mg/kg
Iron 229 mg/kg
Manganese 70 mg/kg
Copper 14.7 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.4 mg/kg
Iodine 1.54 mg/kg
Selenium 0.47 mg/kg
Glucosamine 400 ppm
Chondroiten 40 ppm
Vitamin A 20,800 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1,620 IU/kg
Vitamin E 190 IU/kg
Vitamin K 1.60 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.11 mg/kg
Choline Chloride 2,660 mg/kg
Niacin 88 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 36 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) 49 mg/kg
Riboflavin 9 mg/kg
Thiamine 10.0 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 5.6 mg/kg
Folic Acid 1.6 mg/kg
Biotin 0.3 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First three ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content

The first three ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first and third of these are inclusive of water content (around 80%). Once this is removed as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh about 20% of their wet weight. As ingredients are listed in weight order, it is thus unlikely that these are truely the first and third ingredients in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. The second ingredient, chicken meal, is most likely the true first ingredient in the food. There is a further meat meal ingredient 7th on the ingredient list, which may add to the overall meat content to a minorly significant extent given its likely true position 5th on the ingredient list. We note that this is a fish ingredient, but do not find any statement on the manufacturers website guaranteeing the use of ethoxyquin-free ingredients (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production, due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The fourth - sixth ingredients are grains. Rice, barley and oats are all decent quality grains and good carbohydrate sources, however this starts to look a slightly grain-heavy food.


The food does contain a range of fruits/vegetables and probiotics. We appreciate the inclusion of whole eggs.


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