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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb meal (21%), rice flour (21%), maize, maize flour, greaves, sunflower oil, sugar beet molasses, hydrolysed liver, apple pomace (dried) (1.5%), powdered egg, sodium chloride, yeast (dried), potassium chloride, Meeresalgen (getrocknet), linseed (0.2%), barley (fermented) (0.2%), mussel flesh (dried) (0.05%), artichokes, dandelions, ginger, birch leaves, nettles, sage, coriander, rosemary, thyme, liquorice root, chamomile, meadowsweet, ramsoms, (Total herbs 0.16%)

analysis:
protein 21.0 %
fat 12.0 %
fiber 3.0 %
ash 8.5 %
calcium 1.3 %
phosphorus 0.8 %
biotine (vitamin H) 500.0 mcg
iron 110.0 mg/kg
moisture 8.0 %
iodine 2.0 mg/kg
copper 10.0 mg/kg
manganese 25.0 mg/kg
sodium 0.35 %
niacin (vitamin- B3) 45.0 mg/kg
pantothenic acid 10.0 mg/kg
selenium 0.15 mg/kg
zinc 135.0 mg/kg
vitamin A 15000.0 IU/kg
vitamin B1 (thiamine) 5.0 mg/kg
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 70.0 mg/kg
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 5.0 mg/kg
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 4.0 mg/kg
vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 40.0 mg/kg
vitamin D3 1500.0 mg/kg
vitamin E (tocopherol) 100.0 mg/kg



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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: Byproducts, insufficient meat content, low quality grain

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. It comprised 21% of the food, which is not a high meat content, but is still better than many products.


The grain content of the food is of generally low quality. Rice is a decent quality grain, but in flour form (in dog food, commonly a byproduct of human food production) this is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. The same is true of maize (corn) flour, though the quality of the whole grain is lower. Maize (corn) is a difficult to digest grain that is commonly associated with food allergies.


Greaves is a low quality ingredient defined by UK animal byproducts regulations 2003 as the protein-containing residue of rendering, after partial separation of fat and water. In other words, low quality byproducts.


Molasses is a source of sugar that is completely uneccessary in dog food, and sourced from sugar beets which are an ingredient commonly linked with food allergies, and which we prefer not to see in any form in dog food products. Apple pomace is filler. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in this food. No information is given about the preservatives used in this product (although we note the presence of vitamin E, which may or may not be the sole preservative used in the food), which may include chemicals such as ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT, all of which are allowed in dog food but are banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that they are carcinogenic.


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