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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Whole Wheat, Lamb Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, citric acid, rosemary extract and ascorbyl palmitate - a Vitamin C ester), Natural Flavors, Full - Fat Soybeans, Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Dried Eggs, Ground Flax Seeds, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Natural Antioxidants, Vitamin Supplements (E,A,B2,B12,D3), Niacin, Calcium Ascorbate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Inositol, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 28%
Crude Fat (minimum) 15%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3.5%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Use of corn, wheat and other controversial fillers. Use of low quality fat of unidentifiable origin.

The first and fourth ingredients in this food are named meat products.


Unfortunately the main grains in the food are extremely problematic ones. Corn is the main grain ingredient in the food; it is difficult to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. The use of wheat is a significant negative however: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food.


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".
Soy is a poor quality source of protein in dog food, and a common cause of allergy problems. Some believe that it is the number 1 cause of food allergies in dogs (outstripping even wheat).


Beet pulp is yet another 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 especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


Fish meal is another meat product, however the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative added to fish meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic). We appreciate the use of whole eggs in this food.


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