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Description: METABOLIZABLE (KCAL/LB): 1,785
(KCAL/GM): 3.935
(KCAL/CUP): 375


INGREDIENTS
Duck, Turkey, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Oat Meal, Lamb, Menhaden Fish Meal, Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), White Rice, Tomato Pomace, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Alfalfa Meal, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Lettuce, Cranberries, Celery, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL-Methionine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcous Faecium, Vitamin A, D3, E, B12 Supplements, Choline Chloride, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sorbic Acid,Sodium Selenite.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
PROTEIN: 24% Minimum
FAT: 14% Minimum
MOISTURE: 10% Maximum
ASH: 7.0% Maximum
FIBER: 3.5% Maximum


Nutritional analysis:
Calcium 1.5 %
Phosphorus 1.1 %
Sodium 0.4 %
Potassium 0.8 %
Magnesium 0.2 %
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Iron 230 mg/kg
Manganese 70 mg/kg
Copper 9.0 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.4 mg/kg
Iodine 1.5 mg/kg
Selenium 0.5 mg/kg
Glucosamine 400 ppm
Chondroitin 40 ppm
Vitamin A 18,200 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1,300 IU/kg
Vitamin E 180 IU/kg
Vitamin K 1.52 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.10 mg/kg
Choline Chloride 2,320 mg/kg
Niacin 82 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 26 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 38 mg/kg
Riboflavin 7 mg/kg
Thiamine 8.7 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 4.2 mg/kg
Folic Acid 1.4 mg/kg
Biotin 0.3 mg/kg



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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:

The first three ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first two of these are inclusive of water content (about 80%); the third is in meal form. Once water is removed from the first two ingredients, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh around 20% of their wet weight. It is thus likely that the dry ingredients may be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list than its 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, and the macronutrient breakdown is supportive.


There are two futher meat ingredients 7th and 8th on the ingredient list. This is too far down to substantially contribute to overall meat content. We note that one is a fish meal ingredient but find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer website that the ingredient is purchased free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish meal ingredients, and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The main grains in the food are rice, barley and oatmeal, all of which are decent quality. The food contains a range of vegetables and a good range of probiotics. We note the food is preserved with citric acid, so should not be premoistened prior to feeding.


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