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Description: Ingredients:
Maize, maize meal, poultry meal (10.5%), lamb meal (10.5%), rice meal (8%), sugar beet molasses, apple pomace (dried), liver hydrolizate, dicalcium phosphate, sodium chloride, calcium carbonate,powdered egg, yeast (dried), barley (fermented), seaweed (dried), linseed, artichoke, peppermint, andelion, coriander, rosemary, garlic, liquorice root, thyme, birch leaves, nettle, meadowsweet, chamomile.

analysis:
protein 18.0 %
fat 5.0 %
fiber 4.0 %
ash 8.0 %
calcium 1.4 %
phosphorus 0.9 %
magnesium 0.1 %
biotine (vitamin H) 0.25 mcg
iron 100.0 mg/kg
moisture 8.0 %
folic acid 2.0 mg/kg
iodine 2.0 mg/kg
copper 8.0 mg/kg
manganese 5.0 mg/kg
sodium 0.5 %
niacin (vitamin- B3) 30.0 mg/kg
pantothenic acid 7.5 mg/kg
selenium 0.15 mg/kg
zinc 70.0 mg/kg
vitamin A 12000.0 IU/kg
vitamin B1 (thiamine) 3.0 mg/kg
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 0.45 mg/kg
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 3.0 mg/kg
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 2.5 mg/kg
vitamin D3 1200.0 mg/kg
vitamin E (tocopherol) 45.0 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 30, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality grain, meat of unidentifiable origin, no disclosure of preservative

The first ingredient in the food is Maize (corn). Maize is a difficult to digest grain, of limited value and that is commonly associated with food allergy problems. Maize is also the second ingredient, and is likely to make up the majority of the food. Even if this had been a higher quality grain, we would still note that grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines and that dog food products should be based on meat rather than on grains. A further grain in the food is rice, which is decent quality, but this is an extremely grain heavy product that might be better suited to a non-carnivorous species.


The main meat product in the food, second on the ingredient list, is poultry meal. This is a low quality ingredient that cannot be identified by source or species and may vary. Unidentifiable ingredients are invariably of low cost and quality. Lamb meal is a good quality ingredient, but maks up only 10% of the product.


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, 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.


Overall, this product uses primarily low quality ingredients, including meat of unidentifiable origin. It is primarily comprised of low quality grain.


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