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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Pork Meal, Brewers Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Rosemary Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Ethylene Diamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Carbonate.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min. 26.0%
Crude Fat min. 18.0%
Crude Fiber max. 3.4%
Moisture max. 10.0%
Omega 6 min. 3.4%
Omega 3 min. 0.5%*
Vitamin E min. 165 IU/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun December 4, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fifth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Use of low quality grains and controversial filler. Fat in the top four ingredients is a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs.

The first ingredients in this food is a named meat ingredient, in meal form. There are further meat ingredient 5th and 8th on the ingredient list, but this starts to get too far down to constitute a significant portion of the food.


Corn is the main grain in the food. It 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. Brown rice, the third ingredient, is a decent quality grain.


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.


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


Beet pulp is 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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