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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25 kg dog should be fed 335 - 450 grams per day.


Ingredients:
Rice, lamb meat meal, ground whole barley, lamb fat, whole linseed, lamb gravy, sugar beet pulp, alfalfa, natural seaweed, sodium chloride, calcium carbonate, D,L-methionine, lysine hydrochloride, threonine, zinc methionate.


CONTAINS: Min 26% lamb, min 26% rice, min 14% barley.


TYPICAL ANALYSIS:
Protein 20%,
Oil 10%,
Fibre 4%,
Ash 8.5%.



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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: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat product, fat as fourth ingredient (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs), use of controversial filler.

The primary ingredient in the food is rice (26%). Rice is a decent quality grain, but we believe that dog foods should be based on meat not on grains.


The second ingredient is a named meat product (lamb meal – 26%).


The remaining ingredients are all reasonable quality (though we are unsure what constitutes “lamb gravy” as this has no official definition). Preservative is mixed tocopherols.


It is a concern to see lamb fat as the fourth 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.


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.


Our main concern with this food is the low quantity of meat products used (26%). Our view is that that is insufficient for a canine


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