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

Calculated Caloric Content
ME (kcal/kg) 3900
ME (kcal/g) 3.90
ME (kcal/lb) 1769
ME (kcal/cup) 498

Chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb, potatoes, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lamb meal, ocean fish meal, tomato pomace, natural flavor, 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.) 34.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 3.70%
Calcium (min.) 1.20%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/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.

Detailed analysis (as fed):
Moisture 8.5 %
Protein 35.0 %
Fat 18.0 %
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 6.09 %
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5 %
Ash 8.9 %
Fiber 3.0 %
Carbohydrate 26.6 %
Arginine 2.01 %
Histidine 0.77 %
Isoleucine 1.25 %
Leucine 2.44 %
Lysine 1.65 %
Methionine Cystine 1.24 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.30 %
Threonine 1.28 %
Tryptophan 0.31 %
Valine 1.58 %
Calcium 2.00 %
Phosphorus 1.50 %
Magnesium 0.12 %
Sodium 0.30 %
Potassium 0.85 %
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 150 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
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3,900 kcal/kg (based on Atwater Calculation)
ME/cup 498 kcal/cup
Product Density 4.5 oz./cup
Digestibility 85.0 %
As Fed Digestibility (protein 84%, fat 95%, carbohydrates 91%)
PH Urine 7.0

Nutritional statement:
CANIDAE Grain Free All Life Stages formula meets the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles for all life stages


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun April 5, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First three ingredients are named meat products, grainfree

The first three ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first two of these are in meal form. The third is inclusive of water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dry food product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight, and may be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list than indicated.

There are two further named meat meal ingredients, adding confidence that this product probably contains a decent amount of meat. We note that ocean fish meal is is present, but find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer website that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly used to preserve fish meal ingredients, and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic.

The major starch source is potatoes. The product contains a small amount of fruit and an excellent range of probiotics. Tomato pomace is filler, but also a minor ingredient in the food.

Overall, this looks to be a decent quality product, with a decent amount of meat included. It is an entirely grain free product: Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet. Although we do not feel that it quite rates 6*, it appears a strong performer in the 5* category.

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