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Description: Calorie Content
3,500 kcal/kg (327 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

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

Salmon, salmon meal (a source of fish oil), potatoes, cracked pearled barley, whole grain brown rice, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), egg product, brewers rice, flaxseed, natural flavor, kelp, carrots, peas, tomatoes, apples, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, L-Carnitine, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 25.0% minimum
Crude Fat 14.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Zinc 150 mg/kg minimum
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg minimum
Vitamin A 15,000 IU/kg minimum
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.5% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride not less than 300 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate not less than 100 mg/kg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, mixed quality grains, some filler.

The first two ingredients are named meat products. The first is salmon 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). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but since it is followed by the meal form, in this case serves to increase our level of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food since the split ingredients still rank ahead of the first grain by weight.

We note that the manufacturer makes no claim to use Ethoxyquin-free fish ingredients in this food. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, banned or heavily regulated in use in the human food chain, and believed to be carcinogenic.*

Potatoes are the next primary ingredient and provide B vitamins, carbohydrates and other minerals. The main grains are barley and rice, both of which are good quality sources of carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Canola oil is a good source of linoleic acid.

Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product.

We appreciate the inclusion of some vegetables in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.

* We understand that the manufacturer has stated in emails to consumers that the fish ingredient in this food IS preserved with Ethoxyquin.

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