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Description: Calorie Content:
3,516 kcal/kg (86 g = 1 cup)
361 kcal/cup (3.0 oz = 1 cup)


Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, chicken meal, barley, brown rice, potatoes, rice, chicken fat, natural flavors, flaxseed, apples, sunflower oil, carrots, herring oil, egg, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, pumpkin, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrochloride, direct-fed microbials, chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, lecithin, vitamins/minerals


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 26 %
Crude Fat (min) 10 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min) 2 %
Calcium (min) 1.1 %
Phosphorus (min) 0.81 %
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 500 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.2 %
Glucosamine (min) 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms (min) 90000000 CFU/lb
DHA plus EPA 0.1 %

Typical analysis:
Moisture 7.5 %
Protein 26.22 %
Fat 10.2 %
Linoleic Acid 2.11 %
Omega 3 0.56 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.09 %
Carbohydrates 49.25 %
Fiber 2.05 %
Ash 5.40 %
Calcium 1 %
Phosphorous 0.82 %
Magnesium 0.1 %
Sodium 0.15 %
Potassium 0.78 %
Chloride 0.26 %
Iron 113.19 mg/kg
Zinc 192.27 mg/kg
Copper 14.08 mg/kg
Iodine 2.76 mg/kg
Manganese 27.01 mg/kg
Selenium 0.52 mg/kg
Arginine 1.82 %
Histidine 0.58 %
Isoleucine 1.02 %
Leucine 1.82 %
Lysine 1.58 %
Methionine 0.57 %
Met-Cysteine 0.86 %
Phenylalanine 1.08 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.81 %
Threonine 0.99 %
Tryptophan 0.28 %
Valine 1.22 %
Taurine 1012.72 mg/kg
Choline 1544.37 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.25 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 6.09 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 48.82 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 5.55 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.78 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 20.47 mg/kg
Biotin 0.12 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 70 ug/kg
Vitamin A 23186.27 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 525.63 mg/kg
Vitamin D 2233.33 IU/kg
Vitamin E 350.42 IU/kg
Vitamin K 360 ug/kg
Glucosamine 701.9 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate 573.62 0
Calculated Calorie Content* 3508.8 kcal/kg


*Calculated amounts may differ from packaging as some packaging values are based on available feeding trial data.

Nutritional statement:
Innova Large Breed Senior Dog Food has been formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance. This product is intended for mature large breed dogs of 5 years of age or older. It is NOT intended for growing puppies or dogs under 2 years of age.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun April 12, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First three ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first three ingredients of this food are named meat products. The first two of these are inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh around 20% of their wet weight. It is thus likely that these dry ingredients may be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list than the wet form (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Since the ingredient list is still headed by a meat meal ingredient, this does not cause considerable loss of confidence in the likely meat content of the food.


Behind the main meat ingredient, there are three grains and potato. With only one true meat meal ingredient ahead of the grain content, it appears likely that this food contains a greater amount of grain than meat (note this includes two forms of rice). The grains are, at least, good quality whole grains.


Pea fiber is filler, though this is a minor ingredient in the food. There is a range of oils high in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, as well as some amount of fruits/vegetables and egg. We appreciate the range of probiotics.


Overall, this food appears to be of good quality and uses decent ingredients. It would appear to be rather grain heavy, however, and animals may benefit from the addition of real meat to the diet.


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