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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 3/4 - 3 1/4 cups


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3417 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 387 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Trout, Oatmeal, Herring Meal, Oat Flour, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sweet Potato, Calcium Carbonate, Flax Seed, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Quinoa, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Pantothenate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B Complex), Folic Acid, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein not less than 22.0%
Crude Fat not less than 10.0%
Crude Fiber not more than 4.0%
Moisture not more than 10.0%


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 15,258 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,320 IU/KG
Vitamin E 50.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 15.00 IU/KG
Riboflavin (B2) 9.20 MG/KG
Pantothenic 37.00 MG/KG
Niacin 70.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine 11.00 MG/KG
Folic Acid 2.00 MG/KG
Biotin 0.18 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.08 MG/KG
Choline 1,800 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.00 %
Phosphorus 0.75 %
Potassium 0.81 %
Sodium 0.33 %
Chloride 0.45 %
Magnesium 0.10 %
Iron 84.00 MG/KG
Copper 10.80 MG/KG
Manganese 21.00 MG/KG
Zinc 214.00 MG/KG
Iodine 4.10 MG/KG
Selenium 0.41 MG/KG


Amino Acids
Arginine 1.10 %
Lysine 0.81 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.56 %
Tryptophan 0.28 %
Histidine 0.54 %
Leucine 0.93 %
Isoleucine 0.67 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.20 %
Threonine 0.57 %
Valine 0.77 %


Fatty Acids
Linoleic Acid 2.75 %
Omega - 6 3.17 %
Omega - 3 1.82 %



Editors

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 and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Insufficient meat product.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, however, it is trout inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). It is likely then that the true first (and probably second) ingredient is grain rather than meat. There is a second meat ingredient (in meal form) fourth on the ingredient list.


The second and third ingredients in the food are both forms of oats. Oats are a decent quality grain, but this is a form of "splitting" that leads us to believe that the combined oat products probably make up the bulk of this food. We consider oat flour (a fragment) to be filler. Sweet potato (7th) is a useful ingredient. The food contains a useful range of probiotics.


Overall, the quality of ingredients in this food is good. It does not contain sufficient meat products to be considered a premium food, however. Meat is of primary importance in foods made for canines, and should make up the greatest proportion of the food.


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