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Description: ME (metabolizable energy) is 4650 kcal/kg (460 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 35% of energy
from protein, 45% from fat and 20% from fruits, vegetables & steamed oats.


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, steamed oats, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and
rosemary), peas, fresh free-run chicken, brown rice, fresh boneless salmon, fresh
whole eggs, chicken liver, salmon oil, sun-cured alfalfa, leaf pumpkin, chicken
cartilage (natural source of glucosamine), psyllium fiber, 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, 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 .....................................33 %
Fat ..........................................24 %
Fiber .........................................3 %
Calcium .................................. 1.4 %
Phosphorus ............................. 1.1 %
Omega-6................................. 2.7 %
Omega-3 ................................ 0.4 %
Glucosamine ....................800 mg/kg
Chondroitin .......................600 mg/kg
Carbohydrate ...........................22 %


Typical analysis
Sodium ................................. 0.34 %
Chloride................................... 0.5 %
Potassium.............................. 0.57 %
Magnesium ............................. 0.1 %
Iron ..................................350 mg/kg
Zinc .................................225 mg/kg
Copper...............................20 mg/kg
Manganese.........................50 mg/kg
Cobalt ................................... 0.56 %
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: 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 are further named meat products fifth and seventh 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.


We note that chicken fat is the third ingredient in the food and that research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


The main grain in the food is oats, which is a good quality grain, as is rice. We appreciate the inclusion of a range of fruits and vegetables, and whole eggs in the food. 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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