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Description: Feeding guideline
A 5kg dog should be fed about 80g


Ingredients
Rice, fresh duck meat (min. 20%), dehydrated duck meat, cornoil, rice glutenmeal, fructo-oligosaccharides, vitamins and minerals, choline chloride, pineapple, camomile, hop.
Preserved with Vitamin E.


Guaranteed analysis
Moisture 8,00%
Crude protein 25,00%
Crude oils and fats 14,00%
Crude fibre 2,50%
Crude ash 6,50%
Calcium 1,15%
Phosphorus 0,90%
Vitamin A 18.000 U.I./Kg
Vitamin D3 1.350 U.I./Kg
Vitamin E 265 mg/Kg
Copper 20 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sat January 19, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second and third ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, some mixed quality grain

The first ingredient in this food is a grain. Rice is a decent quality grain, but is still a grain which is not a natural foodstuff for a canine. Dog food products should be based on meat rather than grain.


The second ingredient is a named meat product. This 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. It is followed by a named meat meal ingredient, which gives us some confidence about the meat content of the food. However, we also have an indication that the amount of this ingredient is less than 20% of the food (but not how much less than 20%). This confirms the above about the food being based on grain rather than meat, and users of this product might consider supplementing the diet with meat.


Corn oil is the major fat source in the food. Although a single source oil, not all agree that this is good quality. Corn is also commonly associated with food allergies in dogs. Rice gluten meal is "the dried residue from rice after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of rice starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm". Although a grain fragment, and inferior to whole rice, this ingredient is better quality than the gluten meal from corn which is an ingredient we prefer not to see used. Overall, the grain content of the food is of mixed quality but excludes really low quality grains.


The food has added vitamins and minerals, but no information about these is given and it may contain synthetics.


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