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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed 300-360g


INGREDIENTS
Lamb Meat Meal 33%, Rice 26%, Maize Germ, Sugar Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat, Brewers Yeast, Vitamins & Minerals.


ANALYSIS
Protein 26%,
Oil 12%,
Ash 9%,
Fibre 3%,
Moisture 8%,
Copper (Cupric Sulphate) 17 mg/kg.
Vitamin A - 12,000 iu/kg,
Vitamin D3 - 1,500 iu/kg,
Vitamin E - 60 iu/kg.
Vitamin Potency - 12 months from date of manufacture.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat March 22, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, mixed quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat product in the food, but named at 33% gives us some degree of confidence that the food has the minimum adequate meat content.


The second major ingredient is rice, which is a decent quality grain. Maize (corn) germ is a less desirable ingredient. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food products, and is also commonly associated with food allergies.


Beet pulp is a controversial filler. 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.


We note the food has added vitamins and minerals, but no information is given about these and may include synthetics.


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