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Description: METABOLIZABLE ENERGY
1769 kcal/lb
415 kcal/cup


INGREDIENT LIST:
Chicken Meal, Ground Corn, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Rolled Oats, Pearled Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Flax Seed Meal, Wheat Germ Meal, Lecithin, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Propionic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfate (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein, not less than………….….26.0%
Crude Fat, not less than…………………14.0%
Crude Fiber, not more than……………….4.0%
Moisture, not more than…………………10.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 23, 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, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat product in the food.


The main grains in the food are corn and rice. Rice is good quality, but corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food products and commonly associated with food allergies. The fourth ingredient is chicken fat, and 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.


Further grains in the food are oats and barley, both of which are decent quality. Combined, it is likely that the total grain products outweigh the meat content of the food, making this a primarily grain-based food.


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 inclusion of synthetic vitamin K, a substance alleged by some to be linked to liver problems and which is progressively being removed from better quality products.


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