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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1-3/4 to 2-1/3 cups.


Calorie Content
One cup contains 395 calories


Energy & Digestibility
Carbohydrates 51.5%
Gross Energy 3.88 kcal/g
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3482.5 kcal/g
394.9 kcal/cup
Oz/cup 4.00
Dry Matter Digestibility 89.8%



Ingredients:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Whole Barley, Rice, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, citric Acid, and Rosemary), Natural Flavor, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Egg Product, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Apples, Herring Oil, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Garlic, Dehydrated Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Proteinate (source of Chelated Iron), Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Beta Carotene, Manganese Proteinate (source of Chelated Manganese), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Proteinate (source of Chelated Copper), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ethylene Diamine Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K activity), Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 24.0% min (27% dry matter basis)
Crude Fat 14.0% min (16% dry matter basis)
Crude Fiber 3.5% max (4% dry matter basis)
Moisture 10.0% max Omega-6 Fatty Acidse 3.0% min
(3% dry matter basis)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.6%* max (.7% dry matter basis)



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue January 3, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, uses predominantly good quality grains, whole vegetables.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, some filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, as is the second. Since the first is chicken inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but in this case serves to increase our level of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food.


The next four ingredients are all grains – two forms of rice and barley. All except rice bran (filler) are quality grains. We appreciate the use of whole fruits and vegetables in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


Overall this is a reasonably good food, and unlike some other formulas of the brand, does not include controversial ingredients such as beet pulp.


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