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Description: INGREDIENTS:
Organic Chicken,Organic Quinoa, Organic Peas, Organic Ground Whole Soybeans, Organic Flax Seed, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Whole Eggs, Organic Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Broth, Organic Sunflower Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Alfalfa, Organic Kelp, Organic Potatoes, Organic Carrots, Organic Spinach, Organic Amaranth, Organic Apple Fiber, Organic Cranberries, Organic Garlic, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Ascorbate (Source Of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Calciferol (Source Of Vitamin D), Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source Of Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine (Source Of Vitamin B1), Biotin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source Of Vitamin B6), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein ..............24.0% Min
Crude Fat ..................15.0% Min
Crude Fiber .................4.0% Max
Moisture...................10.0% Max
Vitamin C ..............500 Mg/Kg Min
Vitamin E ...............250 IU/Kg Min
Fatty Acids (Omega 3)........0.8% Min
Fatty Acids (Omega 6).........4.2% Min


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient in the AAFCO Nutrient Profile


PetGuard Organic LifePath is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Profiles for all lifestages of dogs.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Wed January 16, 2008 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

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. This is the sole meat product in the food, but is not in meal form. Fresh ingredients are inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, and the dehydrated ingredient would probably be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. In short, it is unlikely that this product has as much meat content as the labelling first suggests.


The next ingredients are all organics, but not all good quality products. Quinoa and peas are decent quality, but the use of soy is a negative. Organic or not, soy is a product very commonly associated with food allergies in dog food. It is an additional source of protein in this food, but is low quality protein compared to meat. We appreciate the use of organics, but this is not a substitute for species-appropriate nutrition. Rice is a decent quality grain, and we appreciate the use of whole eggs. The food contains a range of vegetables.


Overall, the product is primarily comprised of decent quality ingredients. It suffers, however, from a low apparent meat content and users might consider adding meat to this diet.


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