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Description: ME (metabolizable energy) is 3450 kcal/kg (325 kcal/250ml cup) with 45% of energy
from protein, 20% from fat and 35% from regional fruits, vegetables and steamed oats


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, steamed oats, fresh free-run chicken, peas, brown rice, fresh deboned
salmon, chicken liver, fresh whole eggs, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols
and rosemary), pea fiber, 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, L-carnitine,
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 .....................................35 %
Fat ..........................................10 %
Fiber .........................................6 %
Calcium .................................. 1.3 %
Phosphorus ............................. 1.1 %
Omega-6................................. 1.8 %
Omega-3 ................................ 0.3 %
Glucosamine ....................900 mg/kg
Chondroitin .......................500 mg/kg
Carbohydrate ...........................30 %



Typical analysis
Sodium ................................. 0.34 %
Chloride................................... 0.5 %
Potassium................................ 0.6 %
Magnesium ............................. 0.1 %
Iron ..................................340 mg/kg
Zinc .................................220 mg/kg
Copper...............................20 mg/kg
Manganese.........................45 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 .................................1.3 %
Leucine ....................................2.1 %
Valine ......................................1.5 %
Arginine....................................2.1 %
Phenylalanine ...........................1.2 %
Histidine ...................................1.0 %
Cystine ....................................0.7 %
Taurine ................................... 0.5 %



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon April 6, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients
Cons: Higher meat content would be advantageous

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There are further named meat products third and sixth 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. Pea fiber is filler, but a minor ingredient.


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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