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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Meal, Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Oxide.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 23%
Crude Fat (minimum) 14%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 3%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products. A decent amount of meat in the food.
Cons: Uses brewers rice, rice flour and beet pulp as fillers.

The first and third ingredients in this food are named meat sources. Brewers rice is the second ingredient in the food. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product. Rice flour is a grain fragment which we consider to be a filler.


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. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.


Overall, there is a decent amount of meat products in this food, and more than most in this class. The product receives a low rating because of its use of low quality grains and fillers.


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