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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25 kg dog should be fed 263 - 309 grams per day.

Chicken Meal (min 25%), rice flour, ground corn, beet pulp, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), whole dried egg, brewers yeast, fish meal, linseed, fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lecithin, minerals and vitamins. Chondroitin, Glucosamine and MSM.

Typical analysis:
Protein 25%
Ash 5%
Fibre 2.3%
Oil 15%
Moisture 8%
Vitamin D 975 IU/kg
Vitamin A 13800 IU/kg
Vitamin E 97 IU/kg
Phosphorus 0.68%
Calcium 0.98%
Copper 16 mg/kg


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, use of low quality grains, other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. There is a further meat product (fish meal) 8th on the ingredient list but it is unlikely that this comprises a substantial part of the food (ingredients are listed in order of weight). The manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish meal, that is believed to be carcinogenic).

The main grain in the food is rice (2nd on ingredient list). Unfortunately, this is rice flour which we consider to be filler. Corn is the third ingredient. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems.

We appreciate the use of whole eggs, but beet pulp is 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 especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.

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