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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3.1 Cups - 289.01 g, 1,069.33 Kcal/day


Calorie Content:
3,700 kcal/kg (95 g = 1 cup)
350 kcal/cup (3.3 oz = 1 cup)


Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, chicken meal, barley, brown rice, potatoes, rice, chicken fat, citric acid, natural flavors, flaxseed meal, herring oil, apples, carrots, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, egg, garlic, potassium chloride, ascorbic acid, calcium carbonate, chicory root extract, beta carotene, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, choline chloride, direct-fed microbials, viatmins/minerals


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 25 %
Crude Fat (min) 14 %
Crude Fiber (max) 5 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min) 2.5 %
Calcium (min) 0.9 %
Phosphorus (min) 0.7 %
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Vitamin C (min) 500 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.5 %
Glucosamine (min) 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms (min) 90,000,000 CFU/lb


Typical analysis:
Moisture 8.64 %
Protein 26.4 %
Fat 16.5 %
Linoleic Acid 2.73 %
Omega 3 0.33 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.06 %
Carbohydrates 45.58 %
Fiber 2.31 %
Ash 4.68 %
Calcium 0.89 %
Phosphorous 0.77 %
Magnesium 0.1 %
Sodium 0.18 %
Potassium 0.6 %
Chloride 0.23 %
Iron 202 mg/kg
Zinc 208 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg
Iodine 2.4 mg/kg
Manganese 32 mg/kg
Selenium 0.36 mg/kg
Arginine 1.82 %
Histidine 0.43 %
Isoleucine 0.82 %
Leucine 1.31 %
Lysine 1.55 %
Methionine 0.55 %
Met-Cysteine 0.83 %
Phenylalanine 1.0 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.73 %
Threonine 0.93 %
Tryptophan 0.21 %
Valine 1.09 %
Taurine 1000 mg/kg
Choline 1846 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.93 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5.25 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 43.40 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 3.65 mg/kg
Folic Acid 8.61 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 17.87 mg/kg
Biotin 1.05 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 870 ug/kg
Vitamin A 19929 IU/kg
Vitamin C 526 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1977 IU/kg
Vitamin E 351 IU/kg
Vitamin K 286 ug/kg
Glucosamine 671 mg/kg
Glucosamine 63 mg/cup
Chondroitin Sulfate 549 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate 51 mg/cup
ME 3666 kcal/kg
ME 350 kcal/cup


Nutritional Adequacy
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) procedures substantiate that Innova Large Breed Adult Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance, gestation and lactation. This product is NOT intended for growing puppies or dogs under 2 years of age. Refer to Innova Large Breed Puppy for the nutritional needs of puppies and developing large and giant breed dogs less than 2 years of age.



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 three ingredients are named meat products, uses good quality ingredients throughout
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first three ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first two of these 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 third ingredient, chicken meal, is most likely the true first ingredient in the food.


The fourth, fifth and seventh ingredients are grains. Barley and oats are decent quality grains and good carbohydrate sources. Potatoes are further carbohydrates and starch. 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. We note that this product is preserved with citric acid and thus should not be premoistened prior to feeding (premoistening foods preserved with citric acid increases the risk of bloat).


Overall, the food appears rather light in meat content (which may be supplemented), but uses good quality ingredients overall.


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