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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed about 310g


Energy MJ/kg 15.3

Ingredients:
Rice (at least 40%), lamb (dried, at least 15%), corn, poultry meat (dried), poultry fat, vegetable oil, grape seeds (de-oiled), brewer‘s yeast, husked oat bran, flax seed, poultry liver (hydrolysed), pregelatinised starch, sodium chloride, yucca extract


Analysis:
Crude protein % 23
Crude fat % 12.5
Crude fiber % 3
Crude ash % 7
Calcium % 1.5
Phosphorus % 1
Sodium % 0.3
Iron mg 200
Copper mg 20
Zinc mg 170
Manganese mg 40
Cobalt mg 4
Selenium mg 0.38
Lecithin mg 3000
Vitamin A IE/kg 13000
Vitamin D3 IE/kg 1300
Vitamin E mg/kg 130
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 10
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 15
Vitamin B6 mg/kg 10
Vitamin B12 mcg/kg 220
Nicotinic acid mg/kg 52
Ca-D-Pantothenate mg/kg 25
Folic acid mg/kg 1.5
Carbon mg/kg 55
Biotine mcg/kg 550
Choline Chloride mg/kg 1600

Recommendation:
Nutrition for sensitive dogs with normal levels of activity.


Percentage of animal protein in total protein: 75%
Thereof poultry 35%, lamb 40%



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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: Second and fourth ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, fat of unidentifiable origin, mixed quality grains

The first ingredient in the food is rice. This is a decent quality grain, but it is still a grain which is not a natural foodstuff for a canine. Dog food products should be based on meat, not on grains. A further grain in the food is corn, which is of limited value in dog food. It is a difficult to digest grain and commonly associated with food allergies.


The second ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. There is another meat meal product 4th on the ingredient list, but is not one named by species. This is a concern as it makes it impossible to identify the source, quality or consistency of the ingredient. Ingredients of unidentifiable source are usually very low quality, cheap ingredients and are not found in higher quality products.


Poultry fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative". The product packaging indicates the use of naturally occuring preservatives. De-oiled grape seeds are filler (and we note that grapes are toxic to dogs).


Overall, this product suffers from limited meat content and the use of low quality fat ingredients for which it is impossible to determine the origin.


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