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Description: ME (metabolizable energy) is 3950 kcal/kg (390kcal per 250ml cup) with 38% of energy
from protein, 32% from fat, and 30% from fruits, vegetables and steel cut oats.


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, steamed oats, fresh free-run chicken, peas, fresh deboned salmon
(source of DHA), brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and
rosemary), chicken liver, fresh whole eggs, sun-cured alfalfa, salmon oil, pumpkin,
chicken cartilage (natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin), red delicious
apples, carrots, turnip greens, cranberries, Saskatoon berries, organic sea vegetables
(kelp, bladderwrack, dulse), burdock root, marshmallow root, juniper berries,
fenugreek, sweet fennel, angelica root, sea buckthorn, chicory root, stinging nettle, red
raspberry leaf, milk thistle, peppermint leaf, marigold flowers, chamomile flowers,
Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Vitamins (vit. A, vit. D3, vit. E, niacin, riboflavin, lysine, thiamine mononitrate, vit. B12,
pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin). Minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese
proteinate, cobalt proteinate, copper proteinate).


Guaranteed analysis
Protein .....................................33 %
Fat ..........................................15 %
Fiber ...................................... 3.5 %
Calcium .................................. 1.2 %
Phosphorus ............................. 1.1 %
Omega-6................................. 2.5 %
Omega-3 ................................ 0.4 %
Glucosamine ....................800 mg/kg
Chondroitin .......................500 mg/kg
Carbohydrate ...........................29 %


Typical analysis
Sodium ................................. 0.35 %
Chloride................................... 0.5 %
Potassium................................ 0.6 %
Magnesium ............................. 0.1 %
Iron ..................................325 mg/kg
Zinc .................................250 mg/kg
Copper...............................20 mg/kg
Manganese.........................47 mg/kg
Cobalt ................................... 0.55 %
Iodine................................2.1 mg/kg
Selenium...........................0.4 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (niacin).............230 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (pan. acid) ..........42 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ........36 mg/kg
Vit. B12 (cyanocobalamin) ..400 ug/kg
Biotin ................................0.6 mg/kg
Folic Acid...........................3.5 mg/kg
Choline...........................3350 mg/kg
Vitamin A ............................18 KIU/kg
Vitamin D3........................2000 IU/kg
Vitamin E ............................400 IU/kg
Vitamin K..............................2 mg/kg
Vitamin C............................85 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)...........75 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) ......... 44 mg/kg
Lysine ......................................1.7 %
Threonine ................................1.2 %
Methionine .............................. 0.9 %
Isoleucine .................................1.2 %
Leucine ....................................2.2 %
Valine ......................................1.4 %
Arginine....................................2.0 %
Phenylalanine ...........................1.2 %
Histidine ...................................0.9 %
Cystine ....................................0.7 %
Taurine ................................... 0.5 %



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun April 5, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: 3 of top 5 ingredients are named meat products, uses good quality ingredients
Cons: Higher meat content would be appreciated

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There are further named meat products third and fifth on the ingredient list, but these are both inclusive of water content. Once water content is removed, as it must be to produce a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh around 20% of the wet weight and may then be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). We are thus not convinced that the food contains as much meat as first glance at the ingredient list may suggest, but at the same time note that the ingredient list is still headed by a meat meal product.


The main grains in the food are oats and rice, both of which are good quality. We appreciate the inclusion of whole eggs and a range of fruits and vegetables. There is a good range of probiotics.


Overall, this product appears to use good quality ingredients. Our sole concern with the product is in meat content, and users may choose to supplement the food with real meat.


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