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Description: Ingredients:
Ground Brown Rice, Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Whole Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Poultry Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbyl Palmitate), Dehydrated Whole Egg, Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Alfalfa Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lecithin, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin A Acetate, DL-Methionine, Niacin, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 18%
Crude Fat (minimum) 10%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 5%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 5, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of low quality grains, fat of unidentifiable origin.

The two ingredients in this food are grains (it should be meat!). rice is a good quality grain, but corn is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer not to see this used in dog food. Corn appears a second time in the ingredient list, this time as gluten meal for which the AAFCO definition is "the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm". In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed.


Chicken meal is a good quality named meat product, but at third on the ingredient list makes up an inadequate portion of the food.


The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. This is another ingredient we prefer not to see used at all in dog food. Rice bran is filler.


Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient and is impossible to determine the source. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as "obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


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