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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1,289kcal or 4 2/3 cups


Calorie Content


The dry product contains 3867 kilocalories/kilogram or 275 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients:
Rice, ground corn, chicken fat, chicken meal, cellulose powder, natural flavors, corn gluten meal, dried egg powder, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, taurine, 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) 11.4%
Crude Fat (min) 10.7%
Crude Fiber (max) 6.2%
Moisture (max) 10.5%


Indicated for:
For the management of late stage chronic renal failure in small and medium breed adult dogs.


Nutrition Statement
ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet RENAL LP 11 and ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet canine RENAL LP are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, as part of a veterinary supervised renal management program



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon January 7, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Fourth ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Inadequate meat content, some low quality grains and filler

This product is a veterinary diet. Our comments relate solely to our opinion of the ingredients used in this product and cannot replace medical advice relating to disease.


The main ingredient in this food is a grain. Even if of good quality, grains are not a natural foodstuff for a canine, and dog foods should be based on meat. The sole meat product in the food does not occur until fourth on the ingredient list (below even the fat content). This is a named meat product in meal form, but with low placement in the ingredients listing, we have extreme doubts that this product has adequate meat content.


Chicken fat is the third ingredient. We note that 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.


The primary ingredients in the food are rice and corn. Rice is generally a good quality grain, but corn is a low quality grain in dog food products, that is difficult to digest and commonly associated with food allergy problems. In gluten form, this ingredient is a low quality filler. It is the dried residue from wheat 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, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm. In plain English, that bit of the grain 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, the product is primarily a collection of mixed-quality grains and fillers. There is very little meat content for the canine. We note that it is not adequate for maintenance, and not intended for long term use.


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