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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

Salmon meal, potatoes, potato protein, ocean fish meal, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), peas, 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.) 40.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 20.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 3.70%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/kg
NFE (carbohydrates)* (max.) 19.50%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (min.) 0.05%
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)* (min.) 1.00%
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 41.0 %
Fat 20.0 %
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 7.4 %
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.0 %
Ash 8.3 %
Fiber 3.0 %
Carbohydrate 19.2 %
Arginine 2.35 %
Histidine 0.91 % s
Isoleucine 1.47 %
Leucine 2.86 %
Lysine 1.94 %
Methionine Cystine 1.45 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.70 %
Threonine 1.50 %
Tryptophan 0.36 %
Valine 1.85 %
Calcium 2.00 %
Phosphorus 1.20 %
Magnesium 0.20 %
Sodium 0.30 %
Potassium 0.73 %
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
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 Salmon 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 and fourth ingredients are named meat products, grainfree

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, as is the fourth. Both are in meal form. 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. The food includes canola oil rather than fat. Whilst this is beneficial, canola is not believed by all to be high quality.

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.

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