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Description: Ingredients
Organic maize, organic barley, fish meal approved by OF & G as a certified product, organic chicken (including min 4% fresh chicken),organic oats, organic whole soya beans, yeasts, potato, organic sunflower seeds, organic sunflower oil, organic milk derivatives, organic peas, minerals and vitamins, organic seaweed meal, organic herbs (rosemary and parsley). Contains no artificial colours, preservatives or antioxidants.


All the ingredients are organically /ecologically produced and Pascoe’s Natural Complete Puppy food follows the Organic Certification Limited (OCL) and UKROFS standards for food production.


Typical analysis
protein 28%
oils 9.0%
fibre 3.5%
ash 8.0%
vitamin A 15,000 iu/kg
vitamin D3 1,200 iu/kg
vitamin E (α tocopherol as acetate) 150 mg/kg
copper (as cupric sulphate) 15mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat December 31, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Organic ingredients
Cons: Insufficient meat products, use of low quality grain

We appreciate the use of organic ingredients in this food, but while organic is all very nice, dog food should be based on meat – not grains, organic or otherwise. There is a very low amount of meat product in this food.


The main ingredient in the food is corn (maize). 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. Barley is a decent quality grain.


Fish meal is the main meat product in the food, and the third ingredient. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic). Chicken is the fourth ingredient.


We do not like to see the use of soy products in dog food. Organic or otherwise, soy is a controversial ingredient in dog food and we prefer not to see it used. Soy is a poor quality source of protein in dog food, and a common cause of allergy problems. Some believe that it is the number 1 cause of food allergies in dogs (outstripping even wheat).


The manufacturer does not disclose which preservatives/antioxidants they are using, but does state that these are not artificial.


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