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Description: Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Barley, Ground Oats, White Fish Meal, Olive Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols and ascorbic acid) Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Tomatoes, Avocado Oil, Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseed Meal, Rosemary Extract, Sage, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin A supplement, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein - 21.0% Minimum
Crude Fat - 9.0% Minimum
Fiber - 2.5% Maximum
Moisture - 11.0% Maximum


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun April 12, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat products, the second of which is in meal form. The first is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus likely that this dry ingredient may be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list than its wet form (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Since the ingredient list is still headed by a meat meal ingredient, this does not cause considerable loss of confidence in the likely meat content of the food. There is a further meat meal ingredient 5th on the ingredient list, but this starts to be too far down the listing to make a significant contribution to the overall meat content of the food. We note that this is a fish meal ingredient but find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer website that the ingredient is purchased free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish meal ingredients, and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).

The main grains in the food are barley and oats, both of which are good quality. Olive oil is the main source of fat, rather than animal fats, and is a good source of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. The food has a small amount of vegetable content.

Overall, this product appears to use decent quality ingredients. We would have some concern with the overall meat content and users might consider adding real meat to the diet.

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