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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2 cups

Calculated Caloric Content
ME (kcal/kg) 4022
ME (kcal/g) 4.03
ME (kcal/lb) 1828
ME (kcal/cup) 457

Beef, ocean fish meal, oatmeal, beef meal, brown rice, white rice, rice bran, peas, cracked pearled barley, millet, canola oil, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, choline chloride, sun cured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid, cobalt proteinate, organic selenium, papaya, pineapple.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 24.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 12.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 3.55%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/kg
Calcium (min.) 1.40%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.0%
Zinc (min.) 200 mg/kg
Iron (min.) 300 mg/kg
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)* (min.) 0.50%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min.) 50.00 mg/kg
Lactobacillus Acidophilus* (min.) 100 million CFU/lb.
Cellulase* (a) (min.) 100 CMCU/kg

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Typical analysis:
Moisture 8.5 %
Protein 24.2 %
Fat 12.0 %
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.68 %
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5 %
Ash 8.4 %
Fiber 4.0 %
Carbohydrate 42.0 %
Arginine 1.39 %
Histidine 0.53 %
Isoleucine 0.87 %
Leucine 1.69 %
Lysine 1.14 %
Methionine Cystine 0.85 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 1.59 %
Threonine 0.89 %
Tryptophan 0.21 %
Valine 1.09 %
Calcium 2.10 %
Phosphorus 1.30 %
Magnesium 0.20 %
Sodium 0.30 %
Potassium 0.58 %
Chloride 0.45 %
Copper 11 mg/kg
Iron 300 mg/kg
Manganese 25 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Iodine 2.5 mg/kg
Selenium 0.20 mg/kg
Vitamin A 15,000 IU/kg
Vitamin C 50 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg
Thiamine (B1) 40 mg/kg
Riboflavin (B2) 8.0 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 13.0 mg/kg
B12 0.14 mg/kg
Beta Carotene 5.75 mg/kg
Folic Acid 2.0 mg/kg
Niacin 66 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 25.0 mg/kg
Biotin 0.33 mg/kg
Choline 3,000 mg/kg
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 4,022
ME/cup 457
Product Density 4.5 oz./cup
Digestibility 85.0 %
As Fed Digestibility (protein 84%, fat 95%, carbohydrates 91%)
PH Urine 7.0

Nutritional statement:
CANIDAE Beef and Ocean Fish Meal formula meets the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.


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: Three of the first four ingredients are named meat products, generally good quality ingredients
Cons: Appears somewhat grain heavy

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat products, as is the fourth. The latter two of these are meat meal ingredients. The first is, however, inclusive of water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dry food product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight, and may be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list than indicated. In this case, a meat product in meal form would still heading the ingredient list (i.e. already dehydrated) which allows us to continue to have confidence in the meat content of the food.

We note that ocean fish meal is the major meat ingredient in this food, but find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer website that this ingredient is free of ethoxyquin. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly used to preserve fish meal ingredients, and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic.

The grains used in this food are generally of good quality, though we consider rice bran to be a grain fragment and filler - as is tomato pomace, though the latter is a minor ingtedient. The food includes canola oil rather than fat. Whilst this is beneficial, canola is not believed by all to be high quality.

The product contains a small amount of fruit and an excellent range of probiotics.

Overall, this looks to be a decent quality product, however it does appear to be rather grain heavy. It is also likely that fish is the major meat ingredient, rather than beef.

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