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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 15lb dog should be fed 1 1/4 - 1 5/8 cups


Calorie Content
This product contains 3986 kilocalories/kilogram or 378 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients
Chicken meal, brewers rice, brown rice, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, barley, natural chicken flavor, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), brewers rice flour, dried egg powder, salmon oil, dried brewers yeast, potassium chloride, flaxseed, calcium carbonate, fructo-oligosaccharides, salt, choline chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, DL-methionine, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C*), biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid], taurine*, salmon meal, borage oil, Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], glucosamine hydrochloride, tea (green tea extract), L-carnitine, chondroitin sulfate, marigold extract (Calendula officinalis L.), preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and citric acid.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Minimum 27.0%
Crude Fat Minimum 16.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 2.6%
Moisture Maximum 10.0%
Vitamin E Minimum 600 mg/kg
Vitamin C* Minimum 300 mg/kg
Lutein Minimum 300 mg/kg


Nutritional Statement:
Canine Health Nutrition MINI Aging Care 27 Formula for small breed mature adult dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 2, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

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

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. It is the sole significant meat product in the food, and our confidence that this product contains a decent amount of meat is low.


The main grains in the food are rice and corn. Brown rice is decent quality, but the major ingredient here is brewers rice which is a low grade ingredient and byproduct. Corn is the next grain and is a difficult to digest grain that is commonly associated with 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. Oatmeal, rice and barley are decent quality, but this is a very grain heavy product. Brewers rice flour is filler.


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.


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