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

Calculated Caloric Content
ME (kcal/kg) 4125
ME (kcal/g) 4.13
ME (kcal/lb) 1875
ME (kcal/cup) 468

All Natural Ingredients
Chicken meal, brown rice, white rice, rice bran, cracked pearled barley, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), millet, 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.) 26.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 15.50%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Lenoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 3.70%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/kg
Calcium (min.) 1.20%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
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 Chicken & Rice formula meets the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Nutrient Analysis for CANIDAE Chicken & Rice dry formula As Fed
Moisture 8.5 %
Protein 27.0 %
Fat 16.0 %
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 4.07 %
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5 %
Ash 8.2 %
Fiber 3.0 %
Carbohydrate 37.3 %
Arginine 1.57 %
Histidine 0.61 %
Isoleucine 0.99 %
Leucine 1.91 %
Lysine 1.31 %
Methionine Cystine 0.98 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 1.80 %
Threonine 1.00 %
Tryptophan 0.24 %
Valine 1.24 %
Calcium 2.00 %
Phosphorus 1.30 %
Magnesium 0.18 %
Sodium 0.20 %
Potassium 0.58 %
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
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
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
Taurine 0.10 %
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 4,125 kcal/kg (Atwater Calculation)
ME/cup 468 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


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon April 6, 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. It is the sole meat ingredient in 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.

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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