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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2 cups


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, ground brown rice, ground white rice, oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried beet pulp, dried egg product, fish meal, flaxseed, dried peas, dired carrots, salt, dried apples, dried cranberries, beta-carotene, dehydrated kelp, yucca schidigera extract, DL-methionine, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, d-pantothenic acid, niacin supplement, choline chloride, thiamine monomnitrate, folic acid, ascorbic acid, biotin, lecithin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, inositol, polysaccharide complexes of zinc, iron, copper and cobalt, potassium iodate, sodium selenite, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, enterococcus faecium, B. subtilus, bacillus licheniformis, bacillus coagulins, aspergillus oryzae, aspergillus niger.


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude protein min. 24%
Crude fat min. 14%
Crude fiber max 4.0%
Moisture max. 10%
Vitamin A min. 22,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E min. 165 IU/kg
*Ascorbic acid min. 30mg/kg
*DHA min. 0.1%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids min. 2.7%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids min. 0.65%
Beta Carotene min. 5.0mg/kg
*Total Lacric Acid Producing Live Microorganisms 240 million CFU/LB


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


Nutritional Statement:
For growing puppies and adult dogs alike, Nutripet provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition based on standards set by the Association of Feed Control Officials (AFCO).



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 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, controversial filler

The First ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient 8th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make a substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food. It is a fish meal ingredient, but we find no guarantee on the manufacturers website that protein sources are ethoxyquin-free (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


The main grains in the food are rice and oatmeal. These are good quality grains but with three grains in the top four ingredients, the food looks rather grain heavy and we cannot have much confidence in the meat content of the food. Beet pulp is filler and a controversial ingredient 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.


We appreciate the range of fruits/vegetables and probiotics in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


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