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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 cups (Yields 1098 Kcals)


Calorie Content:
3,601 kcal/kg (102 g = 1 cup)
366 kcal/cup (3.6 oz = 1 cup)


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


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 24 %
Crude Fat (min) 12 %
Crude Fiber (max) 4 %
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 %
Total Microorganisms (min) 90,000,000 CFU/lb


Typical analysis:
Moisture 6.34 %
Protein 27.3 %
Fat 14.9 %
Linoleic Acid 2.46 %
Omega 3 0.31 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.06 %
Carbohydrates 48.63 %
Fiber 2.1 %
Ash 4.75 %
Calcium 0.94 %
Phosphorous 0.79 %
Magnesium 0.11 %
Sodium 0.2 %
Potassium 0.64 %
Chloride 0.22 %
Iron 246 mg/kg
Zinc 255 mg/kg
Copper 21 mg/kg
Iodine 2.4 mg/kg
Manganese 36 mg/kg
Selenium 0.36 mg/kg
Arginine 1.74 %
Histidine 0.41 %
Isoleucine 0.79 %
Leucine 1.27 %
Lysine 1.47 %
Methionine 0.52 %
Met-Cysteine 0.79 %
Phenylalanine 0.96 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.66 %
Threonine 0.89 %
Tryptophan 0.21 %
Valine 1.05 %
Taurine 1000 mg/kg
Choline 1896 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.86 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5.43 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 43.99 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 3.8 mg/kg
Folic Acid 7.78 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 18.23 mg/kg
Biotin 0.97 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 850 ug/kg
Vitamin A 20047 IU/kg
Vitamin C 526 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1990 IU/kg
Vitamin E 350 IU/kg
Vitamin K 288 ug/kg
ME 3768 kcal/kg
ME 366 kcal/cup


Nutritional Adequacy
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) procedures substantiate that Innova Large Breed Puppy Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth. This product is intended solely for large and giant breed puppies under 2 years of age. For large breed dogs older than 2 years of age refer to Innova Large Breed Adult Dog Food.



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat December 29, 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 all named meat products. The first two of these are meat inclusive of water content (around 80%) which, once removed as it must be to create a dry product, will end up weighing around 20% of their wet weight. Since ingredients are listed in order of weight, it is thus unlikely that they are truely the first ingredients in the food but would be more accurately place further down the ingredient list. The third ingredient (and true first ingredient) is also a meat product, this time in meal form.


There are three grain products and potatoes following the meat, which combined are likely to outstrip the meat content by a substantial margin. Although using good quality ingredients, this food appears rather light in meat content. This is the primary complaint about this product and precludes a higher rating. Users of this product might consider adding additional meat to the diet.


We appreciate the inclusion of fruits/vegetables and whole eggs in the product.


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