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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2.0 Cups

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protien (Min.) 17.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 5.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Ash (Max) 9.0%
Caloric Density (KCAL/lb.) 1739
Caloric Density (KCAL/Cup) 421
Grams/Cup 110

Average Analysis
Glucosamine 250 mg/cup
Chondroitin Sulfate 100 mg/cup

Whole Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Oat Bran, Lamb Meal, Dried Whole Egg, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Germ Meal, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Sulfate, Amino Acid Chelates of Zinc, Iron, Magnanese, Copper and Cobalt, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B 1, Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, D-Biotin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Vitamin/Mineral Assay (per kilogram)
Vitamin A 11,600 IU
Vitamin D 1,020 IU
Vitamin E 175 IU
Vitamin C 50.0 mg
Thiamin (B1) 9.0 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 11.6 mg
Pantothenic Acid 42.0 mg
Niacin 65.0 mg
Pyridoxine 9.6 mg
Folic Acid 1.8 mg
Biotin 1.4 mg
Vitamin B12 0.3 mg
Calcium 1.20%
Phosphorus 1.00%
Potassium 0.50%
Sodium 0.40%
Chloride 0.50%
Magnesium 0.14%
Iron 180.0 mg
Copper 6.5 mg
Manganese 45.0 mg
Zinc 125.0 mg
Iodine 3.10 mg
Selenium 0.26 mg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: Third ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products. Use of wheat and filler, fat of unidentifiable origin.

The first ingredient in this food we consider to be filler. There are two further wheat products in the food. The use of wheat is a significant negative however: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. Ground rice, the second ingredient and oatmeal (3rd) are decent quality grains.

The first meat product does not appear until third on the ingredient list. We would have no confidence at all that there is an adequate amount of meat in the food. With four grains in the top five ingredients, there is little doubt that this food is primarily grain. There are two further meat ingredients in the food lamb meal at 8th on the ingredient list and fish meal 10th. However the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative added to fish meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).

Poultry fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".

We note the use of whole eggs.

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