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Description: Ingredients
Wheat, Chicken meat meal (min 14%), Maize, Wheatfeed, Chicken fat, Beef meat meal, Lamb meat meal, Unmolassed beet pulp, Prairie meal, Salmon oil, Yeast, Mannan oligosaccharides, Potassium chloride, Seaweed, Comfrey, Dandelion, Green lipped mussel, Celery, Nettle, Burdock, Blackcurrant extract, Curcumin, with EC permitted antioxidants: mixed tocopherols, vitamin C and rosemary extract.


Nutrient Analysis
Protein % 20.0
Oil % 9.0
Fibre % 3.0
Ash % 5.0
Vitamin A iu/kg 12,000
Vitamin D3 iu/kg 1,200
Vitamin E mg/kg 225
Copper mg/kg 18



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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: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Inadequate meat content, low quality grain, controversial filler

The main grain and main ingredient in this product is wheat. Wheat is believed by many to be the leading cause of food allergies in dog food. Wheatfeed is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. Further grain is corn, a difficult to digest grain of limited value and which is also commonly associated with allergies.


The second ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. Making up only 14% of the product, this food is deficient in meat content. Two further meat ingredients are 6th and 7th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make any substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food.


"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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