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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/2 - 3 cups.


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, brown rice, chicken, oatmeal, potato starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried tomato pomace, natural flavor, spray dried chicken, fish meal, dried egg product, brewers dried yeast, flax, canola oil, monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, spray dried chicken liver, extract of chicory, apples, blueberries, spinach, dried cheese, sweet potatoes, dried kelp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, yucca schidigera extract, cloves, parsley, calendula, dandelion, basil, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, probiotics dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus lactis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product dried Enterococcus diacetylactis fermentation product), vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate,

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 26%
Crude Fat (minimum) 15%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Wed January 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, mixed quality ingredients.

The first and third ingredients are named meat products. The latter is chicken inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but since it is preceded by the meal form, in this case it serves to increase our confidence in the amount of meat in the food. There is a further meat ingredient (fish) 9th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a substantial portion of the food. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


Spray dried chicken is not a meat product. It is a flavouring made from dried chicken broth and does not increase our confidence in the amount of meat in the food.


The main grains are rice and oatmeal, both of which are good quality sources of carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Potato starch and tomato pomace are fillers. We appreciate the inclusion of some amount of fruit and vegetables in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


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