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Description: Metabolizable Energy3.656 Kcal / lb. (342 kcal/cup)


INGREDIENTS
Lamb, lamb meal, egg product, cracked pearled barley, millet, ground rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, oatmeal, potatoes, tomato pomace, flaxseed, natural flavor, salmon oil (source of DHA), ocean fish meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, Enterococcus faecieum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, 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.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (minimum) 27%
Crude Fat (minimum) 15%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) 0.05%*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (minmum) 2.6%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (minimum) 0.4%*



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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 in this food are named meat products. The first is not a meal, but rather inclusive of water content. Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh only around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus questionable that this is the true first ingredients in the food (ingredients are listed in order of weight) and might be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. This alone does not create a great concern, however, as the second ingredient is a meat meal which, already dehydrated, can be accepted as the true first ingredient in the food.


The next ingredient is egg product (we would prefer the use of whole eggs) which, along with potato protein further down the ingredient list, boost the protein content of the food. Followed by three grains in the major ingredients ahead of fat content, we lack confidence that there is really sufficient meat content in this food. The grains are barley, millet and rice, which are decent quality grains but appear a bit too numerous for our preference.


There is a further meat (fish) ingredient 15th on the ingredient list, which is far too far down the ingredient list to be relied upon as providing any significant meat content to the food. This is a fish meal, and remarked upon because we find no sign of a guarantee on packaging or the manufacturer website that this ingredient has been purchased free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to ocean fish products destined for meal, but that is banned or heavily regulated in human food products due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


There is a small amount of fruits and vegetables in the food, and a good range of probiotics.


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