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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2 cups


Ingredients:
Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Peas, Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oats, Chicken Fat preserved with Mixed Tochopherols (form of Vitamin E), Salmon Meal, Organic Whole Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Whole Egg, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Choline Chloride, Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Yeast Culture (Sacccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus Faecum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longbrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract and Fermentation Solubles, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 25.00%
Crude Fat (min) 13.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.50%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Calcium (min) 1.00%
Phosphorus (min) 0.90%
Omega 6 Fatty Acid* (min) 2.00%
Omega 3 Fatty Acid* (min) 0.28%
Glucosamine* (min) 150 ppm
Chondroitin Sulfate* (min) 75 ppm


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.


AAFCO Statement: 100% Complete and Balanced ORGANIX® Canine Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients throughout
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is not a meat meal, but is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in order of weight, it is thus unlikely that this is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list as a minor ingredient in the food. The second ingredient is a named (non-organic) meat meal, in meal form, which is the true first ingredient in the food. There is a third meat meal ingredient 8th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make any substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food. We note that this is a fish meal ingredient, and whilst the manufacturer does state that the product is ethoxyquin-free, does not specifically state that all protein ingredients purchased have been preserved with substances other than ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, required in the US to be added to fish meal ingredients, but that is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic). We would recommend that potential purchasers read and assess the manufacturer statements on ethoxyquin for themselves.


The next ingredients are all organic - peas, barley, rice and oats. All are decent quality ingredients, but being ahead of the fat content are likely to be significant ingredients, and combined are likely to outweigh the meat ingredients by a considerable margin.


The food contains a small range of fruits/vegetables and the use of whole eggs is appreciated. There is a good range of probiotics. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are listed specifically in the macronutrient breakdown, but quantities are far below useful therapudic levels (as is the case in all dog food products).


Overall, the ingredients used in this food appear to be of good quality and we appreciate the use of organics. Organic is not, however, a substitute for species-appropriate and we would be happier to see more substantive inclusion of meat products in the food. Users of this product may consider supplementing the diet with meat.


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