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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed 380g-590g per day.



Ingredients
Cereals, Meat and animal derivatives (minimum 4% chicken and minimum 4% fresh meat in the soft moist kernel), Vegetable protein extracts, Derivatives of vegetable origin (1.1% charcoal in the dark brown kernel), Oils and fats, Various sugars, Minerals, Yeasts, Vegetables (minimum 4% vegetables in the green kernel). Contains EC permitted colourants, antioxidants and preservatives.



Typical Analysis
Protein 23%
Fat 10%
Ash 6.5%
Fibre 3%
Calcium 1.3%
Vitamin A 12,000 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 800 I.U./kg
Vitamin E 60mg/kg
Copper (as copper sulphate) 17mg/kg
Iron (as iron sulphate) 75mg/100g



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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: None
Cons: Inadequate meat content for feeding a canine, use of carcinogenic chemical preservatives and artificial 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. See the main page for more explanation of the dangers of chemical additives to pet foods.


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