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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, brewers rice, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), chicken, beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, rice hulls, brewers yeast, monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, chicory extract, choline chloride, L-lysine, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, iron sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, rosemary extract, sodium selenite, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, niacin supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B supplement, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (minimum) 27%
Fat (minimum) 18%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Fiber (maximum) 3.5%



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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 fillers and problematic grains. Beet pulp, and chicken fat as the fourth ingredient (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs)

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat source, and the third is a decent grain. The fifth ingredient is also a named meat product, but being once its water content is removed, is probably present in a much smaller proportion than indicated.


Brewers rice is the second ingredient in the food. It is a low quality grain and by-product.


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


Beet pulp is 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.


Rice hulls are a filler (the outer casings of rice).


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