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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 cups


Calculated Caloric Content
ME (kcal/kg) 4022
ME (kcal/g) 4.03
ME (kcal/lb) 1828
ME (kcal/cup) 457


Ingredients
Lamb meal, brown rice, cracked pearled barley, rice bran, peas, millet, canola oil, lamb, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, sun cured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid, cobalt proteinate, organic selenium, papaya, pineapple.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 21.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 12.50%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Lenoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 3.55%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/kg
Calcium (min.) 1.40%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.00%
Zinc (min.) 200.00 mg/kg
Iron (min.) 300.00 mg/kg
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)* (min.) 0.50%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min.) 50.00 mg/kg
Lactobacillus Acidophilus* (min.) 100 million CFU/lb.
Cellulase* (a) (min.) 100 CMCU/kg

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

CANIDAE Lamb and Rice formula meets the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.


Nutrient Analysis for CANIDAE Lamb & Rice dry formula As Fed
Moisture 8.5 %
Protein 21.7 %
Fat 12.5 %
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.8 %
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5 %
Ash 8.0 %
Fiber 4.0 %
Carbohydrate 44.0 %
Arginine 1.25 %
Histidine 0.48 %
Isoleucine 0.78 %
Leucine 1.51 %
Lysine 1.03 %
Methionine Cystine 0.77 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 1.43 %
Threonine 0.80 % s
Tryptophan 0.19 %
Valine 0.98 %
Calcium 2.00 %
Phosphorus 1.30 %
Magnesium 0.16 %
Sodium 0.17 %
Potassium 0.66 %
Chloride 0.45 %
Copper 11 mg/kg
Iron 300 mg/kg
Manganese 25 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Iodine 2.5 mg/kg
Selenium 0.20 mg/kg
Lycopene 15.00 mg/kg
Vitamin A 15,000 IU/kg
Vitamin C 50 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg
Thiamine (B1) 40 mg/kg s
Riboflavin (B2) 8.0 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 13.0 mg/kg
B12 0.14 mg/kg
Beta Carotene 5.75 mg/kg
Folic Acid 2.0 mg/kg
Niacin 66 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 25.0 mg/kg
Biotin 0.33 mg/kg
Choline 3,000 mg/kg
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 4,022 kcal/kg (Based on Atwater Calculation)
ME 457 kcal/cup
Product Density 4.5 oz./cup
Digestibility 85.0 % 93 %
As Fed Digestibility (protein 84%, fat 95%, carbohydrates 91%)
PH Urine 7.0



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun April 5, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, generally good quality ingredients
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a further meat ingredient 8th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make any substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food.


This is followed by four grains, suggesting that the product probably contains more grain than meat (users might consider supplementing this product with meat). This includes 3 forms of rice - such splitting of the rice ingredients is further suggestive that rice may in fact be the major ingredient in the food. Brown and white rice are decent quality grains, but rice bran is a grain fragment and we consider this filler.


Barley and millet are also good quality grains. Tomato pomace is filler, but a minor ingredient in the food. The food contains a small amount of fruit, and a good range of probiotics. The product uses canola oil rather than animal fat. This is generally a good thing, though not all agree that canola is good quality.


Overall, this product uses generally good quality ingredients. Meat content appears limited, however, and users might consider supplementing this food with real meat.


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