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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken, Ground Whole Wheat, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbyl Palmitate), Beet Pulp, Ground Oats, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Fish Meal, Alfalfa, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Carrots, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Fish Oil, Dried Cheese, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Ascorbic Acid, Dried Cranberries, Chamomile, Dandelion, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tumeric, Dried Lactobacillus acidophillus Fermentation Product, Dried Streptococus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Riboflavin Supplement, DL-Methionine, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 26%
Crude Fat (min) 16%
Moisture (max) 10%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Use of wheat and other controversial fillers.

The first and third ingredients in the food are named meat sources. Brown rice is a decent quality grain.


The use of wheat is a significant negative however, and wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food.


Beet pulp is yet another controversial ingredient it is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


Ground oats are a decent grain, and we appreciate the inclusion of a third meat product. This is fish meal, however, and the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative added to fish products, and is believed to be carcinogenic). We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


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