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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/2 - 3 cups for high activity or 3 1/4 - 3 3/4 for intense competition


Calorie Content
This product contains 4716 kilocalories/kilogram or 591 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients
Chicken meal, chicken fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, and citric acid), corn gluten meal, ground corn, rice, natural chicken flavor, beet pulp (sugar removed), salmon oil, sodium silico aluminate, ground psyllium seed, potassium chloride, rice hulls, fructo-oligosaccharides, sodium chloride, monocalcium phosphate, choline chloride, brewers yeast extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles), L-lysine, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid], taurine, Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], glucosamine hydrochloride, marigold extract, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Minimum 32.0%
Crude Fat Minimum 30.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 4.3%
Moisture Maximum 10.0%
Vitamin E Minimum 700 mg/kg
Vitamin C Minimum 350 mg/kg
Glucosamine* Minimum 390 mg/kg
Chondroitin* Minimum 110 mg/kg
L-Carnitine* Minimum 50 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.


Nutritional Statement:
Canine Health Nutrition CYNOTECHNIQUE Energy 4800 Formula for Adult Dogs that Need to Make Sustained Physical Effort is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.



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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: Use of low quality grains and controversial fillers.

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


It is a concern to see fat as the second ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


The next two ingredients are both forms of corn. It is likely that if these ingredients were not split (see explanation of splitting on main page) the combined corn ingredients would in fact outweigh the chicken meal as the primary ingredient in the food. 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".


Barley is a decent quality grain, but 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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