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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, brewers rice, ground yellow corn, rice flour, chicken, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), beet pulp, natural flavor, fish meal, brewers dried yeast, fish oil, salt, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, dried egg product, vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, choline chloride, taurine, DL-methionine, zinc proteinate, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, extract of rosemary, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 26%
Crude Fat (minimum) 16%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3%

Extra Ingredients:
Vitamin E Not less than 400 IU/kg
Vitamin C Not less than 300 mg/kg
Taurine Not less than 0.10%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride Not less than 240 ppm
Chondroitin Sulfate Not less than 160 ppm
Total Dry Matter Digestibility 87%
Metabolizable Energy kcal/cup 467


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First and fifth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Extensive use of low quality grains and other controversial fillers.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, as is the fifth (although that one is chicken inclusive of water content (about 80%) so it is unlikely that there is a substantial amount in the food).

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

Corn is the third ingredient in the food and a problematic one for dogs being the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer to avoid this product in a dog food. Rice flour is filler.

Beet pulp is yet another 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 especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.

Fish meal is another named meat product, but the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative added to fish products, which is thought to be carcinogenic).

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