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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E) Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavoring, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Yeast Culture, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine Hydroxyanalogue, L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, D-activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D3) Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride , (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Eylenediamine Dihydriodide, Zinc Proteinate, Manganous Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Copper Proteinate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 21%
Crude Fat (minimum) 12%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 5%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (minimum) 3%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (minimum) 0.5%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 5, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, use of low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. Unfortunately, the second is brewers rice - a low quality grain and by-product. Rice bran and rice flour are grain fragments which we consider to be filler.


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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