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Description: Feeding guideline
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2.5 cups


Calorie Contents Calculated
ME - 4,000 kcal/kg
420 kcal/cup (8oz. Cup)


Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken, Natural Chicken Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Kelp, Carrots, Peas, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Dried Skim Milk, Cranberry Powder, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flake, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass Extract, L-Carnitine, Enterococcus Faecieum, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Saccharomyces Cerevesiae Fermentation Solubles, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement ,Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min. 42.0%
Crude Fat, min. 22.0%
Crude Fiber, max. 3.0%
Moisture, max. 10.0%
Vitamin E, min. 300 IU/kg
Biotin, min. 0.25 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, min.* 3.4%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, min.* 0.6%

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun January 20, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products, good amount of meat in the food, good quality ingredients throughout
Cons:

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. There is a second meat ingredient fourth on the ingredient list, but this is meat inclusive of water content (about 80%) and once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight and would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). It is thus unlikely to be a significant contributor to the overall meat content of the food. As there are only two ingredients ahead of the fat content (itself around 20%), and the meat ingredient is the greater of these two components, we can have a reasonable amount of confidence that the product contains a good amount of meat irrespective that it is a single ingredient.


We note that fat is the third ingredient in this food and that research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


This is an entirely grainless dog food. The major carbohydrate source is potatoes, which are a good source of vegetable protein. The food contains whole eggs, a good range of probiotics and fruits/vegetable ingredients.


This food is excellent in containing no grains. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet. This is a more natural food concept and combined with high meat content and a complete lack of any low quality or controversial ingredients is the reason this food is placed in a class above the more conventional form dry dog foods.


The only caution we would make on this food is that the high protein content may make it suitable for adult dogs only, particularly in the case of large breeds.


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