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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/2 - 3 1/3 cups.


Calorie Content
Nutro MAX Beef Meal & Rice Dinner contains 3,690 kcal/kg of metabolizable energy (ME) on as-fed basis (calculated)
353 kcals/per cup


Ingredient list:
Beef Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Rice Bran, Wheat Flour, Natural Flavors, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture, L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Iron Oxide, Dried Buttermilk, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Dried Kelp, Dried Egg Product, Biotin, Lecithin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Garlic, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin (source of Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Copper Sulfate.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (minimum) 26.00%
Crude Fat (minimum) 16.00%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4.00%
Moisture (maximum) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (minimum) 3.50%
Ascorbic Acid (minimum)** 35.0 mg/kg

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


Nutritional Adequacy Statement
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO¹ procedures substantiate that Nutro MAX Beef Meal & Rice Dinner provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insuficient meat products, extensive use of low quality grains, fat of unidentifiable origin.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat ingredient, and the second ingredient is a decent quality grain.


Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. The AAFCO definition of corn gluten meal is “the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.” In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed. The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. Two wheat products are used in the food.


Poultry fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs than egg product. We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.


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