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

Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Rice Flour, Ground Yellow Corn, Poultry Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fish Meal, Salt, Lamb Digest, Egg Product, Chicory Extract, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D-3), Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochlo- ride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylene Diamine Dihydriodide and Calcium Carbonate.

Guaranteed analysis:
Protein, Minimum 22%
Fat, Minimum 12%
Fiber, Maximum 5%
Moisture, Maximum 10%


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 5, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products, meat and fat of unidentifiable source, use of low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. The sixth is poultry meal. It is a meal made from the carcasses of a variety of fowl, but the origin is unidentifiable. If origin cannot be determined, then neither can quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality.

There is a further meat product 11th on the ingredient list (fish meal) but this is too far down to make up a substantive portion of the food.

The main grain in the foodis rice, followed by two rice fragments. We consider these to be filler and it is likely that the combined rice products outweigh the lamb meal listed as the first ingredient (see the explanation of splitting on main page). The next grain is corn. It is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems.

Animal fat is a low quality ingredient, for which it is impossible to determine either source or quality. We prefer not to see the use of unidentifiable-source ingredients anywhere in dog food.

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.

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