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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25 kg dog should be fed 2 1/3 - 3 1/4 cups per day.


Metabolisable energy (ME Kcal/kg as served): 3470


INGREDIENTS (Europe):
Lamb meat (30.0%), ground rice (26.0%), rice bran, chicken fat, flaxseed meal, yeast extract, hydrolysed liver, glucosamine sulphate, chondroitin sulphate, dried kelp, dried carob, herbs (0.06%) (dried fennel, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary), dried ginger, dried turmeric, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract.


INGREDIENTS (Nth America):
Lamb meal, ground rice, rice bran, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), flaxseed meal, yeast culture, liver digest, lecithin, salt, potassium chloride, calcium propionate (preservative), yeast extract, glucosamine sulfate (0.04%), chondroitin sulfate (0.01%), dried kelp, dried ginger, dried carob, dried fennel, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary, dried turmeric, dried cayenne, 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 22.4 %
Fat 12.2 %
Fibre 3.6 %
Moisture 9.2 %
Ash 9.7 %
Copper (as copper sulphate) 25 mg/kg
Iron (as ferrous sulphate) 250 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: 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, fat in top ingredients (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).

The first ingredient is a named meat product, and the second is a decent quality grain. We note the use of rice bran (filler) as the third ingredient however. If the two rice products were not split (see main page for explanation of “splitting”) it is probable that the rice products would outweigh the meat. There are no further quality meat products in the food.


It is a concern to see chicken fat as the fourth (likely third) 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.


Liver digest is dried material resulting from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed animal tissue. We do not consider this to be a high quality ingredient.


Note that this food uses citric acid as a preservative and thus should not be premoistened prior to feeding (bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).


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