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Description: Calorie Content (ME):
Kcal/Kg = 3,539.5 (calculated)
Kcal/Cup = 554.1 (as fed)


Ingredients:
Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Rye, Whole Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, 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, 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 26.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.5% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.6% min
Phosphorus 1.1% min
DHA* 0.1% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.6% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.0% min


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



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, uses primarily good quality grains and whole vegetables, minimal filler
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, some filler

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, as is the second. Since the first is lamb 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). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but in this case serves to increase our level of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food.


Fish meal is the 5th ingredient in the food, and a further meat ingredient although this is a little too far down the ingredient list to make up a substantial portion of the food. 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).


There are four grains in the food ahead of the oil content. All are decent quality grains, but the food starts to appear grain-heavy. Tomato pomace is filler, but we appreciate the use of whole vegetables in the food. There is a good range of probiotics also.


Overall this is a reasonably good food, and unlike the other formulas of the brand, does not include controversial ingredients such as beet pulp.


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