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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 – 5-1/2 cups


Calorie content:
267 kcals/per cup


Ingredients
Ground Rice, Chicken Meal, Rice Bran, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Natural Flavors, Oatmeal, Oat Bran, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Dried Egg Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Kelp, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Biotin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Chondroitin Sulfate, Niacin, Garlic, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (minimum) 20.00%
Crude Fat (minimum) 10.00%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4.00%
Moisture (maximum) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (minimum) 3.50%
Calcium (minimum) 0.90%
Calcium (maximum) 1.30%
Phosphorus (minimum) 0.70%
Phosphorus (maximum) 1.15%
Sodium (maximum) 0.30%
Manganese (minimum) 40 mg/kg
Zinc (minimum) 250 mg/kg
Vitamin A (minimum) 13,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (minimum) 250 IU/kg
Thiamine (minimum) 10 mg/kg
Riboflavin (B2) (minimum) 6 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (minimum) 10 mg/kg
Choline (minimum) 1400 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (minimum)** 60 mg/kg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) (minimum)** 0.30%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride (minimum)** 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (minimum)** 475 mg/kg

**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Nutritional Adequacy Statement
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO¹ procedures substantiate that Nutro Natural Choice Senior provides complete and balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs



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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: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Inadequate meat content, mixed quality ingredients, fat of unidentifiable origin

The second ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat ingredient in the food and we have very little confidence in the meat content of the product.


The grains are of mixed quality. Rice is decent quality grain (and the main ingredient in the food), but rice bran is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. 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". It is the fourth ingredient and we note that research at Purdue University has identitfied 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.


We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.


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