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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1,289kcal or 5 3/4 cups


Calorie Content
Contains 3352 kilocalories/kilogram or 222 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients:
Rice, ground wheat, chicken meal, corn gluten meal, cellulose powder, natural flavors, chicken fat, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, monosodium phosphate, taurine, L-lysine, vitamins [DL-alpha-tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid], trace minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, and citric acid.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 20%
Crude Fat (min) 4%
Crude Fat (max) 7.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 6.7%
Moisture (max) 10.5%


Nutrition Statement
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Royal Canin Veterinary Diet canine DIGESTIVE LOW FAT LF and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet canine LOW FAT LF 20 provide complete and balanced nutrition for growth and maintenance.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat January 5, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Third ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Inadequate meat content, low quality grains, controversial filler

This product is a veterinary diet, but is not indicated for the treatment of disease. Our comments relate solely to our opinion of the ingredients used in this product and are made on equal footing with any other product not marketed under a 'veterinary diet' label.


The main ingredients in this food are grains. Even if of good quality, grains are not a natural foodstuff for a canine, and dog foods should be based on meat. The first (and only) meat product in the food does not occur until third on the ingredient list. It is a named meat product in meal form, but we have serious doubts that this product has adequate meat content.


The primary grains in the food are rice, wheat abd corn. Rice is a decent quality grain, but the use of wheat and corn is a negative. Wheat is believed by many to be the number one cause of food allegies in dogs. Corn is a low quality grain in dog food products, that is difficult to digest and commonly associated with food 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. Cellulose is “purified, mechanically disintegrated cellulose prepared by processing alpha cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant materials”: otherwise known as sawdust.


Overall, this product appears to be primarily a collection of low quality grain fragments, with precious little meat content. There are many better products available with limited fat content if this is needed.


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