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Description: Ingredients
Chicken meat meal, Wheat, Maize, Wheatfeed, Prairie meal, Chicken fat, Rice, Chicken liver, Soya oil, Unmolassed beet pulp, Egg powder, Full fat linseed, Sodium bicarbonate, Salt, Potassium chloride, Blackcurrant extract, Carnitine, Taurine, Fenugreek, Curcumin, Comfrey, Mint, Dandelion, Cramp bark, Celery, Nettle, Devil's claw root, Burdock, with EC permitted antioxidants: mixed tocopherols, vitamin C and rosemary extract.


Nutrient Analysis
Protein % 27.0
Oil % 15.0
Fibre % 3.5
Ash % 6.5
Vitamin A iu/kg 17,000
Vitamin D3 iu/kg 2,000
Vitamin E mg/kg 400
Copper mg/kg 20



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
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, low quality grains, controversial filler

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


The main grains are wheat and maize (corn). Wheat is believed by many to be the leading cause of food allergies in dog food, whilst corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value and which is also commonly associated with allergies. Wheatfeed is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler.


Fat content is a combination of soy and salmon oils. Soy is a further substance commonly associated with food allergies, and we prefer to see the use of better quality oils.


"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.


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.


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