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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 3 1/4 cups


INGREDIENT LIST:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Potato Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Flax Seed Meal, Natural Flavor, Chicken, Egg Product, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Crest, Spinach, Lecithin, Salt, D/L Methionine, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Kelp Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Glucosamine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein, not less than 26.0%
Crude Fat, not less than 15.0%
Crude Fiber, not more than 4.0%
Moisture, not more than 10.0%


Nutritional Statement:
Pet Chef Express Canine Chicken Meal & Rice Diet is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for "All Life Stages".



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun February 3, 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, mixed quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat ingredient in the food.


Rice is the second ingredient, and is a decent quality grain, as is barley. Potato product is a low quality ingredient, comprised of potato peelings, culls and other rejects of human food production. We note that chicken fat is the fourth ingredient 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.


Beet pulp is controversial filler. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required. There is a range of vegetables and probiotics in the food.


We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance alleged by some to be linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.


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