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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 -1/2 to 3-1/4 cups


INGREDIENTS: Poultry By-product Meal (Meat and Clean Organs), Corn, Wheat, Dehulled Oats, Poultry Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid And Rosemary Extract), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flax, Chicken Liver Digest, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Brewers Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Source Of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Acetate, Cholecalciferol (Source Of Vitamin D), dl Alphatocopherol Acetate (Source Of Vitamin E), Ferrous Sulfate, * Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, * Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, * Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Menadione Sodium Bisulphate Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin B12.
* Chelated Mineral


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein (min.) 22.0%,
Crude Fat (min.) 12.0%,
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.0%,
Moisture (max.) 10.0%



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

 
Pros:
Cons: Byproducts and fat of unidentiable source, low quality grains, controversial filler

The first ingredient and sole meat product in the food is byproducts. It is impossible to ascertain the quality of by-products and these are usually products that are of such low quality as to be rejected for use in the human food chain, or else are those parts that have so little value that they cannot be used elsewhere in either the human or pet food industries. The AAFCO definition of poultry by-product meal is a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice. Note that this ingredient is not identified by species and may vary. Ingredients of unidentifiable species and source are usually very low quality.


The main grains in the food are corn, wheat and oats. Oats are decent quality, but the minor ingredient here. 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 allergies in dog food. Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


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 and that is progressively being removed from better quality products.


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