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Description: Containing:
Chicken Meat Meal, Maize, Chicken Fat, Rice, Full Fat Linseed, Prairie Meal, Yeast, Peas, Alfalfa, Tomato, Carrot, Leek, Herbs, Manna Oligosaccharides,Blackcurrant Extract with EEC permitted anti oxidants: Mixed tocopherols, Vitamin C and Rosemary Extract.


Analysis:
Protein: 28%,
Oil: 17%,
Fibre: 3.0%,
Ash: 7.5%,
Vit A 18000ii/kg,
Vit D 2000iu/kg,
Vit E 220mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food. The second ingredient is maize (corn). Maize is a difficult to digest grain, of limited value in dog food products. It is also commonly associated with food allergies and is not an ingredient we consider to be of high quality.


Chicken fat is the third ingredient in the food. We note that research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested. Rice and linseed (flaxseed) are good quality ingredients, but "prairie meal" is low quality. This ingredient is better known as corn or maize gluten meal, and is defined as that part of the commercial shelled corn that remains after the extraction of the larger portion of the starch, gluten, and term by the processes employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup. In plain English, the remains of corn after most of the nutritious bits have been removed. The food contains a small range of vegetables.


Overall, this product suffers from limited meat content and the use of mixed quality ingredients. A 3* rating is awarded, but this is probably amongst the lower rated in this class.


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