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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2.25 cups


Caloric content
5184 kilo-calories per kg | 717 kilo-calories per cup


INGREDIENTS:
Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Whitefish Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Peas, Spinach, Garlic, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, Cottage Cheese, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Beta-Carotene, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, L-Carnitine, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Products.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, not less than 38.00%
Crude Fat, not less than 20.00%
Crude Fiber, not more than 2.50%
Moisture, not more than 10.00%
Vitamin E, not less than 200 IU/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), not less than 0.10%*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, not less than 3.30%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, not less than 0.55%*
L-Carnitine, not less than 15 mg/kg*


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



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat July 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First three ingredients are named meat products, grain-free
Cons:

The first three ingredients in this food are named meat products, in meal form. The last of these is a fish meal, but 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).


The starch/carbohydrate content of the food is provided by potatoes, which are a good staple. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food, and consider tomato pomace to be filler, though these are amongst the minor ingredients as are a range of fruits and vegetables. We note the product contains synthetic vitamin k, which some allege to cause liver problems. There is a good range of probiotics.


We appreciate that this product is grain-free. Grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines, and it is good to see another product on the market that is comprised of more species-appropriate ingredients. Quality of ingredients appears to be a bit mixed, however. A 5* rating is awarded - just.


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