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Description: Calorie Content:
3,331 kcal/kg
374 kcal/cup


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


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 18 %
Crude Fat (min) 8 %
Crude Fiber (max) 5.5 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min) 1.8 %
Vitamin E (min) 925 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 100 mg/kg
Glucosamine (min) 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg
DHA plus EPA 0.1 %

Typical analysis:
DHA 22:6n3 0.07 %
Protein 18.49 %
Arginine 1.19 %
Histidine 0.41 %
Isoleucine 0.7 %
Lysine 1.03 %
Met-Cysteine 0.6 %
Methionine 0.38 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.23 %
Phenylalanine 0.76 %
Threonine 0.66 %
Valine 0.84 %
Fat 8.32 %
Linoleic Acid 1.9 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.06 %
Ash 4.76 %
Calcium 0.74 %
Phosphorous 0.65 %
Potassium 0.86 %
Sodium 0.11 %
Chloride 0.29 %
Magnesium 0.12 %
Iron 150.13 mg/kg
Copper 16.49 mg/kg
Manganese 32.8 mg/kg
Zinc 231.64 mg/kg
Iodine 2.97 mg/kg
Selenium 0.59 mg/kg
Vitamin A 22815.88 IU/kg
Vitamin D 2201.76 IU/kg
Vitamin E 883.5 IU/kg
Vitamin K 0.26 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 6.49 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.22 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 20.92 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 51.22 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 5.92 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.78 mg/kg
Biotin 0.11 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 2.97 mg/kg
Choline 1312.95 mg/kg
Taurine 0.07 mg/kg
Leucine 1.25 %
Tryptophan 0.2 %
Fiber 4.71 %
Carbohydrates 56.53 %
Starch 8.47 %
TDF 2.24 %
Calculated Calorie Content* 3333.06 kcal/kg
Carnitine 0.0 %
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 110.7 mg/kg
Beta Carotene 24.24 mg/kg
Lutein 0.03 mg/kg
Chromium 0.0 ppb
Cobalt 0.74 mg/kg
Sulfur 0.04 %
Glucosamine 716.07 ppm
Chondroitin Sulfate 585.2 0
Lycopene 0.0 mg/kg
Linolenic Acid 0.36 %
Omega 3 0.59 %
Omega 6 1.75 %
EPA 20:5n3 0.07 %
DPA 22:5n3 0.02 %

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

Nutritional statement:
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) procedures substantiate that Innova Senior Dry Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance.



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat July 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first two ingredients of this food are named meat products. 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. Since ingredients are listed in order of weight, is thus likely that these dry ingredients are not the majority ingredients in the food but may be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list than the wet form. The sole meat meal ingredient in this food does not appear until 8th on the ingredient list, below even filler such as pea fiber, making it appear unlikely that the food contains a great deal of meat.


The major ingredients of this food are likely to be grain. There are three grains and potato ahead of the first and only meat meal ingredient, making it 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 - but dog food should be based on meat not on grain.


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. Senior dogs are not in need to inferior nutrition due to age.


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