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


Calorie Content (ME):
Kcal/Kg = 3,100 (calculated)
Kcal/Cup = 444 (as fed)


Ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Rye, Rice Bran, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Whole Potatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein 20.0% min
Crude Fat 6.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
L-Carnitine* 100 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.20% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.75% min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg max


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Uses good quality ingredients.
Cons: Insufficient meat content.

Chicken is the first ingredient of the food. This product is inclusive of 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). There is a further meat ingredient, this time in meal form, 5th on the ingredient list. It is likely that this is the true first meat ingredient in the food, but occuring 5th on the ingredient list cannot give us any confidence that this food contains an adequate amount of meat.


Barley and oatmeal are the next ingredients. They are decent grains, but we believe that a dog food should be based on meat not grain. It is not necessary to reduce the most nutritious part of a dog food to reduce overall calories, and this is the reason for the low rating this food receives. Further grain products are rye, which is a reasonable grain, and rice bran which is a grain fragment that we consider primarily filler. Tomato pomace is further filler.


The use of whole vegetables is appreciated, and the food contains a good range of probiotics.


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