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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground barley, Fish Meal, Chicken, Chicken Fat (Naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Dried Beet Pulp, Amaranth, Oatmeal, Tomato Pomace, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Canola Oil, Dehydrated Apples, Cheese Meal, Ground Carrot Cubes, Air Dried Peas, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Extract, Blueberries, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Dehydrated Kelp, Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dandelion, Garlic, Aspergillus Oryzae, Fermentation Soluables, B. Subtillus Fermentation Soluables, Enterococcus Faecium, and Lactobacillius Acidophilus.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein not less than 24%
Crude Fat not less than 15%
Crude Fiber not more than 4.9%
Moisture not more than 10%
Calcium not more then 1.5%
Phosphorus 1.1%
Vitamin A 22,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 1,612 IU/kg
Vitamin E 141 IU/kg
Omega 6 3.02%
Omega 3 0.61%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Fri January 6, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First, fourth and fifth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Some controversial filler in food.

The first, fourth and fifth ingredients of this food are named meat products, the first two of which are in meal form. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic). The fifth ingredient, chicken, is meat inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). However, the presence of two meat meal ingredients high on the list gives us confidence that there is an adequate amount of meat in the food.


The two major grains in the food are rice and barley. Rice, in whole form, is a high quality source of carbohydrates and additional protein. Barley is also a good quality grain and carbohydrate source.


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.


Amaranth and oatmeal are good quality grains, but tomato pomace is filler. We appreciate the inclusion of some fruit and vegetables in the food, but would prefer these to be in fresh rather than dried form. Likewise, we would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.


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