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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1 3/4 - 3 1/2 cups.

Metabolized Energy = 441 Kilocalories per cup

Chicken Meal, Ground Corn, Chicken Fat (Preserved with natural mixed tocopherols [Vitamin E]), Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Whole Eggs, Fish Meal (Herring), Natural Flavorings, Cheese Meal, Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, Alfalfa Meal, Sea Salt, Fish Oil, Canola Oil, Lysine, DL Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Carrots, Dried Streptococcus Faccium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Natural Yucca Schidigera Extract, Garlic Powder, Vitamins & Chelated Minerals*

*Vitamins & Chelated Minerals: Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B 12 Supplement, Thiamine Monoitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity) Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein not less than 23.00%
Crude Fat not less than 19.00%
Crude Fiber not more than 4.00%
Moisture not more than 10.00%
Calcium not more than 1.30%
Phosphorus not more than 1.00%
Magnesium not more than 0.13%
Copper = 13mg/kg(ppm)
Omega 6/3 Ratio 7:1


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat product, corn, fat as third ingredient (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a further meat product (herring meal) as the 8th ingredient, but this is unlikely to make up a significant portion of the food (ingredients are listed in order of weight).

The second ingredient is corn. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems.

It is a concern to see chicken fat as the third 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.

Oatmeal and brown rice are decent quality grains, and we appreciate the use of whole eggs in the food.

Note that this food uses citric acid as a preservative and thus should not be premoistened prior to feeding (a bloat risk factor in large breed dogs).

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