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

Energy & Digestibility
Carbohydrates 55.5%
Gross Energy 3.65 kcal/g
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3263 kcal/g 359 kcal/cup
Oz/cup 3.88
Dry Matter Digestibility 89.4%

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 21% (23% dry matter basis)
Crude Fat (min.) 11% (12% dry matter basis)
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.5% (4% dry matter basis)
Moisture (max.) 10%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.) 2.5%* (3% dry matter basis)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.) .5%* (.6% dry matter basis)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Lamb Meal, Lamb, Brown Rice, Barley, Rice, Rice Bran, Sunflower Oil (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary), Whole Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Apples, Potassium Chloride, Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Garlic, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), 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, 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.

Protein % 23.3
Fat % 12.2
Calcium % 2.40
Phosphorus % 1.46
Sodium % 0.34
Iron mg/kg 160
Copper (extruded) mg/kg 8.1
Manganese mg/kg 22.2
Zinc mg/kg 336.0
Iodine mg/kg 4.00
Selenium mg/kg 0.40
Magnesium % 0.11
Potassium % 0.95
Vitamin A IU/kg 38,889
Vitamin D IU/kg 3,611
Vitamin E IU/kg 361
Linoleic acid % 2.78
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) mg/kg 17.6
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) mg/kg 7.4
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) mg/kg 56.1
Niacin (Vitamin B3) mg/kg 49.6
Choline mg/kg 2,197
B6 (pyridoxine) mg/kg 4.06
B12 (cyanocobalamin) mg/kg 0.13
Folic acid mg/kg 1.17
Methionine-cystine % 0.61
Lysine % 1.08
Arginine % 1.50
Phenylalanine-tyrosine % 1.20
Threonine % 0.74
Tryptophan % 0.22
Leucine % 1.56
Isoleucine % 1.50
Histidine % 0.89
Valine % 0.80


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 decent 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 lamb 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.

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

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