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Description: Feeding guideline
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2 1/2 cups


INGREDIENT LIST:
Catfish Meal, Potato Product, Pearled Barley, Ground White Millet, Oat Groats, Canola Oil, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Flax Seed Meal, Lecithin, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Crest, Spinach, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, D/L Methionine, L-Lysine, Cheese Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Potassium Chloride, Glucosamine, Garlic, 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 23.0%
Crude Fat, not less than 12.0%
Crude Fiber, not more than 4.4%
Moisture, not more than 10.0%


Nutritional Statement:
Pet Chef Express Canine Catfish Meal & Potato 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: 3957
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. We note this is a fish meal ingredient, but are unable to locate any guarantee by the manufacturer that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients destined for pet foods and which is banned from use in human foods because it is believed to be carcinogenic. We recommend careful checking of the packaging for any such guarantee (specific to this ingredient).


The second ingredient is potato product. This is a low quality ingredient, comprised of potato peelings, culls and other rejects of human food production. Barley, millet and oat groats are decent quality grains, but this product appears to have many carbohydrate sources outweighing its single meat product. The fat content of the food is canola oil. Although a single source oil, not all manufacturers agree that canola is good quality.


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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