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Description: Ingredients
Chicken meal, ground corn, ground rice, chicken fat, ground wheat, whole dried egg, beet pulp, flaxseed, calcium carbonate, natural flavour, salt, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, lecithin, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, inositol, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, beta-carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin B12), minerals (zinc Proteinate, ferrous sulfate, iron Proteinate, zinc oxide, copper Proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), ascorbyl-phosphate, yucca schidigera extract. Naturally preserved with Vitamins C and E and dried rosemary.


Typical Analysis (Europe)
Crude Protein - 29%
Crude Fats and Oils - 19%
Crude Fibre - 2.3%
Ash - 7.0%
Moisture - 8.0%
Vitamin A - 18,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 - 1625 IU/kg
Vitamin E - 200 mg/kg
Copper (copper proteinate & copper sulphate) - 16 mg/kg
Calcium - 1.5%
Phosphorus - 1.0.%
Kcal - 420/cup
Digestibility - 90%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon March 6, 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 content, low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.


The next ingredients in this food are grains. Corn 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. We prefer not to see this used in dog food. Rice is a decent quality grain.


It is a concern to see fat as the fourth ingredient in the food. Research at Purdue University has identified 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.


The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. This is an ingredient we prefer not to see used at all, and certainly not as the main ingredient in the food.


Beet pulp is a 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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