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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25 kg dog should be fed 2 1/2 - 3 cups per day.


Metabolisable energy (ME Kcal/kg as served): 3050


INGREDIENTS (Europe):
Ground maize, chicken meat (17.0%), dried beet pulp, rice bran, yeast extract, hydrolysed chicken liver, chicken fat, flaxseed meal, L-lysine, DL-methionine, dried kelp, L-carnitine, herbs (0.06%) (dried dandelion, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary), dried turmeric, dried ginger, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract.


INGREDIENTS (Nth America):
Ground corn, chicken meal, dried beet pulp, rice bran, yeast culture, chicken flavor, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), flaxseed meal, lecithin, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, calcium propionate (preservative), potassium chloride, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, yeast extract, dried kelp, L-carnitine, dried dandelion, dried turmeric, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary, dried ginger, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, folic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement.


TYPICAL ANALYSIS:
Protein 18.2 %
Fat 6.4 %
Fibre 4.8 %
Moisture 9.6 %
Ash 6.7 %
Copper (as copper sulphate) 25 mg/kg
Iron (as ferrous sulphate) 350 mg/kg
Zinc (as zinc oxide) 250 mg/kg
Selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.3 mg/kg
Manganese (as manganous oxide) 60 mg/kg
Omega 6 fatty acids 1.85 %
Omega 3 fatty acids 0.27 %


VITAMIN STATEMENT:
Vitamin A 20,150 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 1,260 I.U./kg
Vitamin E 115 I.U./kg
Vitamin C 52 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Fri December 30, 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 products in the food, use of low quality grains and controversial filler.

The main ingredients in this food are grains, the principle one of which is corn (maize). 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.


Chicken meal is second ingredient in the food, and is the sole meat product 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.


Rice bran is a grain fragment also filler.


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