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Description: ME (metabolizable energy) is 4200 kcal/kg (420 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 35% of energy
from protein, 35% from fat and 30% from regional fruits and vegetables.


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, russet potato, fresh free-run chicken, peas, chicken fat (preserved with
mixed tocopherals and rosemary), fresh walleye, pumpkin, fresh whole eggs,
sun-cured alfalfa leaf, fresh northern Lake Whitefish, chicken cartilage (a natural
source of glucosamine and chondroitin), red delicious apples, carrots, turnip greens,
organic kelp, organic bladderwrack, organic dulse, juniper berries, cranberries,
Saskatoon berries, angelica root, chicory root, red clover, red raspberry leaf, dandelion
root, peppermint leaf, marigold flowers, chamomile flowers, rosemary extract,
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 .....................................34 %
Fat ..........................................17 %
Fiber ...................................... 3.5 %
Calcium .................................. 1.3 %
Phosphorus ............................. 1.1 %
Omega-6................................. 2.2 %
Omega-3 ................................ 0.4 %
Glucosamine ....................800 mg/kg
Chondroitin .......................500 mg/kg
Carbohydrate ...........................27 %


Typical analysis
Sodium ................................... 0.2 %
Chloride................................... 0.3 %
Potassium................................ 0.5 %
Magnesium ........................... 0.08 %
Iron ..................................300 mg/kg
Zinc .................................270 mg/kg
Copper...............................20 mg/kg
Manganese.........................38 mg/kg
Cobalt ..................................... 0.5 %
Iodine................................2.3 mg/kg
Selenium...........................0.4 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (niacin).............250 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (pan. acid) ..........40 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ........32 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 ......................................1.9 %
Threonine ................................1.5 %
Methionine .............................. 0.9 %
Isoleucine .................................1.2 %
Leucine ....................................2.2 %
Valine ......................................1.5 %
Arginine....................................2.2 %
Phenylalanine ...........................1.2 %
Histidine ...................................1.0 %
Cystine ....................................0.5 %
Taurine ................................... 0.5 %



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat April 4, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products, grainfree
Cons:

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a second meat ingredient third on the ingredient list, and fresh fish products further down the ingredient list. These are, however, inclusive of water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dry food product, the ingredients will weigh around 20% of their wet weight, and may be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list than indicated. With a meat product in meal form heading the ingredient list (i.e. already dehydrated) we can continue to have some confidence in the meat content of the food.


The main source of starch is potatoes, with a range of other fruits and vegetables amongst the minor ingredients. We appreciate the use of whole eggs in the food, and the range of probiotics.


Overall, this appears to be a good quality product with no low quality ingredients. It is an entirely grain free product: Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet.


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