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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, Brown Rice, Hulled Barley, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat (preserverd with natural mixed tocopherols, citric acid, rosemary extract), Dried beet pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flax Seeds, Fish Meal, Salt, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Natural Antioxidant, Yucca Schidegera Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Iron Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Potassium Iodide, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Biotin Supplement, Manganese Oxide, Calcium Ascorbate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Inosotol, Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin K Supplement, Folic Acid


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 22%
Crude Fat (minimum) 10%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4%
Calcium (min) 1.2%
Phosphorous (min) 1%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue November 22, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products in the food.

The first ingredient is a named meat product. There is a second meat product 9th on the ingredient list. This is too far down the ingredient list to be considered a substantive portion of the food. It is fish meal, which the manufacturer does not state to be from ethoxyquin-free source (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic. It is not approved for human use).


The main grains in this food are rice, barley and oats. These are all good quality.


Beet pulp is filler and a controversial ingredient 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.


Note that this food uses citric acid as a preservative and should not be premoistened prior to feeding (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).


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