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Description: ME (metabolizable energy) = 3950 kcal/kg (390 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 33% of energy
from protein, 34% from fat and 33% from fruits, vegetables & steel-cut oats.


Ingredients:
New Zealand lamb meal, steamed oats, peas, sunflower oil, de-boned New Zealand
lamb, red delicious apples, natural lamb flavor, flaxseed, alfalfa leaf, pumpkin, 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, Lactobacillus
acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.
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 .....................................27 %
Fat ..........................................15 %
Fiber .........................................3 %
Calcium .................................. 1.8 %
Phosphorus ............................. 1.2 %
Omega-6................................. 2.5 %
Omega-3 ................................ 0.5 %
Glucosamine ....................700 mg/kg
Chondroitin .......................500 mg/kg
Carbohydrate ...........................30 %


Typical analysis
Sodium ................................. 0.33 %
Chloride................................. 0.49 %
Potassium.............................. 0.52 %
Magnesium ............................. 0.1 %
Iron ..................................350 mg/kg
Zinc .................................250 mg/kg
Copper...............................15 mg/kg
Manganese.........................45 mg/kg
Cobalt ..................................... 0.5 %
Iodine................................2.3 mg/kg
Selenium.........................0.25 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (niacin).............225 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (pan. acid) ..........40 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ........30 mg/kg
Vit. B12 (cyanocobalamin) ..400 ug/kg
Biotin ................................0.6 mg/kg
Folic Acid...........................3.3 mg/kg
Choline...........................1850 mg/kg
Vitamin A ..............................18 IU/kg
Vitamin D3........................2000 IU/kg
Vitamin E ............................400 IU/kg
Vitamin K...........................800 ug/kg
Vitamin C............................85 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)...........72 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) ......... 42 mg/kg
Lysine ......................................1.6 %
Threonine ................................0.9 %
Methionine .............................. 0.8 %
Isoleucine .................................0.8 %
Leucine ....................................1.8 %
Valine ......................................1.3 %
Arginine....................................1.9 %
Phenylalanine ...........................1.2 %
Histidine ...................................0.8 %
Cystine ....................................0.8 %
Taurine ................................... 0.5 %%



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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 and fifth ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients
Cons:

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a further named meat product fifth on the ingredient list, but this is inclusive of water content. Once water content is removed, as it must be to produce a dehydrated product, the ingredient 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 grain in the food is oats, which is a good quality grain. We appreciate the inclusion of 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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