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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2.5 Cups - 277.75 g, 1,069.33 Kcal/day


Calorie Content:
3,850 kcal/kg (112 g = 1 cup)
433 kcal/cup (3.95 oz = 1 cup)


Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, barley, brown rice, potatoes, rice, chicken meal, pea fiber, herring meal, chicken fat, flaxseed meal, natural flavors, apples, carrots, cottage cheese, sunflower oil, alfalfa sprouts, egg, garlic, dicalcium phophate, potassium chloride, chicory root extract, direct-fed microbials, L-cartinine, lecithin, rosemary extract, vitamins/minerals


Crude Protein (min) 18 %
Crude Fat (min) 8 %
Crude Fat (max) 8.5 %
Crude Fiber (max) 5 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min) 1.58 %
Vitamin E (min) 1000 IU/kg
Vitamin C (min) 500 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms (min) 90,000,000 CFU/lb


Typical analysis:
Moisture 7.5 %
Protein 18.77 %
Fat 8.2 %
Linoleic Acid 1.58 %
Omega 3 0.6 %
Carbohydrates 55.38 %
Fiber 4.91 %
Ash 5.24 %
Calcium 0.86 %
Phosphorous 0.72 %
Magnesium 0.13 %
Sodium 0.13 %
Potassium 0.6 %
Chloride 0.34 %
Iron 171 mg/kg
Zinc 251 mg/kg
Copper 17 mg/kg
Iodine 2.5 mg/kg
Manganese 56 mg/kg
Selenium 0.38 mg/kg
Arginine 1.27 %
Histidine 0.37 %
Isoleucine 0.66 %
Leucine 1.06 %
Lysine 1.11 %
Methionine 0.4 %
Met-Cysteine 0.62 %
Phenylalanine 0.74 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.27 %
Threonine 0.68 %
Tryptophan 0.19 %
Valine 0.83 %
Taurine 0.05 mg/kg
Choline 1947 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 5.67 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 6.65 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 53 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 4.97 mg/kg
Folic Acid 19.49 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 22 mg/kg
Biotin 1.68 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 62 ug/kg
Vitamin A 21279 IU/kg
Vitamin C 90 mg/kg
Vitamin D 2102 IU/kg
Vitamin E 1250 IU/kg
Vitamin K 304 ug/kg
ME 3850 kcal/kg


Nutritional statement:
Animal Feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Innova Reduced Fat Adult Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance.



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Inadequate meat content

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat products but are inclusive of water content (around 80%). Once this is removed as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh about 20% of their wet weight. As ingredients are listed in weight order, it is thus unlikely that these are truely the first and third ingredients in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. The seventh ingredient, chicken meal, is most likely the true first meat ingredient in the food, followed by herring meal 9th on the ingredient list.


The third, fourth and sixth ingredients are grains. Barley and oats are decent quality grains and good carbohydrate sources. Potatoes are further carbohydrates and starch. Pea fiber is primarily filler. This food appears rather heavy in grains and light in meat content.


The food does contain a range of fruits/vegetables and probiotics. We appreciate the inclusion of whole eggs. Overall, the food does use primarily good quality ingredients, but suffers a great deal in low meat content. It has been rated 4* on ingredient quality, but we would suggest it be supplemented with meat.


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