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Description: Calories Analysis
This food contains 3,520 kcal per kilogram or 366 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Deboned Whitefish, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Peas, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Salmon Meal (a natural source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (a natural source of DHA - Docosahexaenoic Acid), Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Salt, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not Less Than 26.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than 12.0%
Crude Fat Not More Than 13.50%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 4.50%
Moisture Not More Than 11.0%
Calcium Not Less Than 1.0%
Calcium Not More Than 1.40%
Phosphorus Not Less Than 0.90%
Phosphorus Not More Than 1.20%
Vitamin E Not Less Than 150 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than 2.50%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than 0.50%
DHA* Not Less Than 0.13%
Beta Carotene* Not Less Than 5 mg/kg
Lycopene* Not Less Than o.25 mg/kg
Taurine* Not Less Than 0.09%
Microorganisms Not Less Than 20,000,000 CFU/lb


(L. plantarum, E. faecium, L. casei, L. acidophilus in equal amounts


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Nutritional statement:
Wellness Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy Health Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation.



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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 three ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients
Cons: Perhaps a bit grain heavy

The first three ingredients of this food are named meat products. The first two of these are meat inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, it is likely that the ingredients would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). However, that still leaves a meat meal at the head of the ingredient list which gives us confidence that there is an adequate amount of meat in the food. There is a further meat ingredient 8th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a substantial portion of the food. The manufacturer states the use of ethoxyquin-free ingredients.


The major grains in the food are oatmeal, barley and rice. Oatmeal is a good quality source of carbohydrates and B vitamins. Barley is also a good quality grain and carbohydrate source. Rice is a low-allergenic grain that is a good source of carbohydrates and additional protein. Tomato pomace is a filler, but also a minor ingredient in the food.


Canola oil is a source of linoleic acid, but not all manufacturers agree that this is a high quality ingredient. Rice, in its whole form, is a high quality source of carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Flaxseed is a good quality source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. The inclusion of a range of fruits and vegetables is appreciated, as are the probiotics.


Overall, this product uses good quality ingredients throughout and we are particularly pleased to see that the use of ethoxyquin-free meat sources is stated. We also value the manufacturer's maximum as well as minimum statements in the mac ronutrient breakdown (especially good to see in a puppy formula). We are not convinced that the product is high in meat content, however, but users might choose to supplement this with real meat.


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