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Description: Ingredients:
Salmon, brewers rice, pearled barley, oat meal, corn gluten meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), salmon meal (source of fish oil), natural flavor, dicalcium phosphate, chicken cartilage (natural source of glucosamine), salt, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, vitamin supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
CRUDE PROTEIN (MIN) 26%
CRUDE FAT (MIN) 16%
MOISTURE (MAX) 12%
CRUDE FIBER (MAX) 3%
LINOLEIC ACID (MIN) 1.4%
CALCIUM (CA) (MIN) 1%
PHOSPHORUS (P) (MIN) 0.8%
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (MIN) 0.7%



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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:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of low quality grains and fat.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, but since this is salmon inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and this ingredient will weigh only about 20% of its wet weight once water is removed (as it must be to make kibble) it is unlikely that this is the true first ingredient in the food. There is a further meat product in the food, fish meal 7th on the ingredient list but this is too low to make up a substantive portion of the food. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


The next ingredient is Brewers rice - a low quality grain and by-product.


Barley and oatmeal are decent quality grains, but corn is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer not to see this used in dog food. In it's gluten form, it is also a waste product for which the AAFCO definition is "the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm".


Beef tallow is a very low quality fat obtained from the tissue of cattle in the commercial process of rendering.


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