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Description: Metabolizable Energy 1,686 Kcal / lb. = 422 per cup


INGREDIENTS
Chicken Meal, Ground Oats, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherals, Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Dried Beet Pulp, Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavors, Salt, Potassium Choloride, Calcium Carbonate, Chicory Root Extract, Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Garlic, Ascorbic Acid, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D# Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Iodate.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (minimum) 24%
Crude Fat (minimum) 15%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4%
Moisture (maximum) 12%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sat July 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Mixed quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredients in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.


The main grains in the food are rice and oat groats, both of which are decent quality. We note that chicken fat is the fourth ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry dog food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs.


Beet pulp is filler and a controversial ingredient it is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


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