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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2.2 to 2.5 Cups


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protien (Min.) 23.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 12.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0%
Ash (Max.). 9.0%
Caloric Density (KCAL/lb.) 1780
Caloric Density (KCAL/Cup) 477
Grams/Cup 113


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Whole Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Lamb Meal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Ground Whole Wheat, Flax Seed, Dried Whole Egg, Lecithin, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Germ Meal, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Selenium Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Copper and Cobalt, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 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 1,060 IU
Vitamin E 120 IU
Vitamin C 40.0 mg
Thiamin (B1) 9.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 1.6 mg
Pantothenic Acid 44.0 mg
Niacin 65.0 mg
Pyridoxine 9.6 mg
Folic Acid 1.6 mg
Biotin 1.3 mg
Vitamin B12 .3 mg
Calcium 1.50%
Phosphorus 1.00%
Potassium 0.50%
Sodium 0.38%
Chloride 0.33%
Magnesium 0.10%
Iron 208.0 mg
Copper 12.0 mg
Manganese 54.0 mg
Zinc 125.0 mg
Iodine 3.0 mg
Selenium 0.26 mg



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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: Two named meat products in the top five ingredients.
Cons: Use of wheat and fillers, fat of unidentified origin.

There are two named meat products in the first five ingredients. We would have reasonable confidence that this product contains an adequate amount of meat. There is a further meat ingredient 10th on the ingredient list (fish meal). 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).


The second ingredient (wheat flour) is low quality filler and whole wheat is also used. 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 is a decent quality grain.


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.


We believe that there is an adequate amount of meat product in this food. We are less happy with the use of wheat and fat of unidentified origin and the use of these low quality ingredients brought this food close to a two-star rating.


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