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


Ingredients
Maize, dehydrated fishmeal, cornoil, maize glutenmeal, potatoes, fructo-oligo-saccharides, 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 2,60%
Crude ash 6,50%
Calcium 1,20%
Phosphorus 0,95%
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: 3953
Review Date: Sat January 19, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, some low quality grain

The first ingredient in this food is a grain. Maize (corn) is a difficult to digest grain, of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with food allergies. Even if this were a good quality grain, we would still note that grain 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, in meal form. It is the sole meat product in the food and our confidence that the product contains adequate meat is limited. Users of this product might consider supplementing the diet with meat. Noting the fish, however, we find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer's site that they use only ethoxyquin-free protein sources in the product (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish ingredients and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


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. Maize (corn) gluten meal is "the dried residue from corn 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". In plain English: the remains of corn after most of the nutritious bits have been removed.


The food has added vitamins and minerals, but no information about these is given and it may contain synthetics. Overall, the product looks to be light in meat content, and comprised of lower quality grain than many in this range.


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