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Description: Calorie Content
3,421 kcal/kg (320 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy


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


Ingredients
Lamb, lamb meal, oatmeal, whole grain brown rice, cracked pearled barley, white rice, millet, egg product, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potatoes, flaxseed, natural flavor, kelp, carrots, peas, tomatoes, apples, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, potassium chloride, glucosamine hydrochloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, taurine vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, chondroitin sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, 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 20.0% minimum
Crude Fat 10.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Ash 6.0% maximum
Calcium 1.1% minimum
Phosphorus 0.9% minimum
Sodium 0.3% maximum
Zinc 175 mg/kg minimum
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg minimum
Vitamin A 18,000 IU/kg minimum
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg minimum
Taurine 0.1% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.7% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.25% minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride not less than 1200 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate not less than 400 mg/kg



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Wed January 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, uses good quality ingredients.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content.

The first two ingredients are named meat products. The first is lamb 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.


The primary grains in the food are oatmeal, rice and millet. Oatmeal is a good source of carbohydrate energy and B vitamins. Rice is also a good quality grain and source of carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Millet is a good quality grain, easily digested and non-allergenic. Barley is a further good quality, but the food is beginning to look rather grain-heavy at this point.


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


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