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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed 375 - 580 grams per day.


Ingredients:
Cereals (Min. 20% cereals in the yellow and kibble and min. 4% rice in the white kibble), Derivatives of vegetable origin, Meat and animal derivatives (minimum 4% chicken in the brown kibble), Oils and fats, Minerals, Vegetables (min. 0.5% chicory, min. 4% green vegetables in the green kernel, min. 4% carrots in the orange kibble). Antioxidants: BHA (E20), BHT (E321), Propylgallate (E310). Preservatives: Orthophospheric acid (E338), Potassium Sorbate (E202). Colourants: Sunset Yellow (E110), Quinoline Yellow (E104), Indigo Carmine (E104), Tartrazine (E102), Ponceau 4R (E124), Titanium Dioxide (E171).


TYPICAL ANALYSIS
Protein 20.0% Fat 10.0% Ash 7.0% Fibre 3.0 %, Vitamin A : 5,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 : 500 IU/kg Vitamin E : 50 mg/kg, Copper (as Copper sulphate) : 15 mg/kg
Vitamin levels are valid until best before date.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon December 12, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: None
Cons: No identifiable meat sources, extremely low quality ingredients and "derivatives", use of carcinogenic chemicals (preservatives and colourants).

This food receives a 1-star rating simply because there is nothing lower.


We cannot comprehend feeding a dog on a mixture of cereals and “derivatives” of animal or vegetable origin. There are no official definitions for those ingredients, and assurances that there is a minimum of 4% chicken, green vegetables and carrots in the food does nothing to decrease our horror at the idea of feeding this food to a canine.


We note that BHA, BHT and propyl gallate are chemical preservatives. The first two are known to be carcinogenic and have been banned from use in human foods in most countries for around 50 years. We would never consider feeding our pets on foods containing those chemicals. Propyl gallate is believed to cause skin irritations and gastric upsets. It is not permitted in foods for infants and small children, because of the propensity of gallates to cause blood disorders. There is no need to add artificial colourants to pet food either – some of these are believed to be carcinogenic and cause hyperactivity disorders and are banned from use in many countries.


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