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Description: ME (metabolizable energy) s 3850 kcal/kg (370 kcal/250ml cup) with 40% of energy
from protein, 30% from fat and 30% from regional fruits, vegetables and steamed oats.


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, steamed oats, brown rice, fresh free-run chicken, peas, fresh deboned
salmon, 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, 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 ..........................................14 %
Fiber .........................................5 %
Calcium .................................. 1.2 %
Phosphorus ............................. 1.0 %
Omega-6................................. 2.0 %
Omega-3 ................................ 0.3 %
Glucosamine ....................900 mg/kg
Chondroitin .......................500 mg/kg
Carbohydrate ...........................29 %


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: Sun April 5, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth 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 fourth 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 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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