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Description: Metabolisable energy (ME Kcal/kg as served): 3660


INGREDIENTS (Europe):
Chicken meat (27.0%), ground maize, brewers rice, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, hydrolysed chicken liver, yeast extract, dried egg, DL-methionine, L-lysine, herbs (0.12%) (dried fenugreek, dried rosemary, dried fennel), marigold extract, glucosamine sulphate, chondroitin sulphate, dried kelp, dried carob, dried ginger, dried turmeric, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract.


INGREDIENTS (Nth America):
Chicken meal, ground corn, brewers rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), dried beet pulp, chicken flavor, yeast culture, dried egg product, lecithin, salt, dicalcium phosphate, calcium propionate (preservative), citric acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, potassium chloride, choline chloride, DL-methionine, L-lysine, yeast extract, marigold extract, glucosamine sulfate (0.04%), chondroitin sulfate (0.01%), dried kelp, dried carob, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary, dried ginger, dried turmeric, dried fennel, 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 24.4 %
Fat 14.2 %
Fibre 2.7 %
Moisture 9.2 %
Ash 7.7 %
Copper (as copper sulphate) 25 mg/kg
Iron (as ferrous sulphate) 400 mg/kg
Zinc (as zinc oxide) 250 mg/kg
Selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.3 mg/kg
Manganese (as manganous oxide) 60 mg/kg


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
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Review Date: Fri November 18, 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 products, use of low quality grains and controversial filler, fat within the first four ingredients is a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs.

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


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


Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product.


It is a concern to see chicken 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 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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