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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 4 1/3 - 5 1/3 cups.


Calorie Content
This product contains 3530 kilocalories/kilogram or 283 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients:
Brewers rice, lamb meal, rice hulls, rice gluten, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, brewers dried yeast, monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, L-lysine, salt, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, vitamin supplements (A, D3, E, B12), ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, extract of rosemary, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, biotin, sodium selenite, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (minimum) 18%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Fat (minimum) 5%
Fiber (maximum) 4%

Be sure to consult with your veterinarian regarding weight loss feeding methods. Fatty Acid supplements may be a good idea.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun March 5, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, liberal use of low quality filler, fat of unidentifiable origin.

The primary ingredient in this food is brewers rice. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product.


Lamb meal is a good named meat ingredient, but this is the sole meat product in the food and it is not even the primary ingredient. We have no confidence that this food contains an adequate amount of meat.


Rice hulls are the outer shells of rice. There is no nutritional value to this ingredient, it is pure junk filler. Rice gluten is a further waste ingredient and is likely to be similar to corn gluten, for which the AAFCO definition is "that part of the commercial shelled corn that remains after the extraction of the larger portion of the starch, gluten, and term by the processes employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup".


Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient and is impossible to determine the source. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as "obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


Overall, this food contains an inadequate amount of meat for a canine, and the remaining ingredients are all low quality waste products of little or no nutritional value. Not a food we would ever recommend.


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