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


INGREDIENTS
Chicken Meal, Barley, Corn, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E), Rice Bran, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Flax, Natural Flavors, Kelp Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Lysine, Dried Whole Egg, Ascorbic Acid (vit. C), Vitamin A Acetate, Cholecalciferol (vit. D), DL Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (vit. E), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vit. B6), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS


Crude Protein (min) 22%
Available in 1lb, 16lb,
and 33lb bags

Crude Fat (min) 9%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
Ash (max) 8%
Calcium (min) 1.5%
Phosphorus (min) 1%
*Omega 6 (min) 2.75%
*Omega 3 0.3%
Vitamin E (min) 163.6 IU/kg
Vitamin A (min) 29.832 IU/kg


*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the A.A.F.C.O. pet food nutrient profile.


** No Petcurean Products contain Menadione Sodium Bisulphate.



Editors

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: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products, uses corn.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. There are two further meat products 7th and 8th on the ingredient list. So far down the list, however, it is unlikely that there are substantive amounts of those products in the food (ingredients are listed by weight).


The next three ingredients are all grains. We appreciate that these are all whole grains, and therefore inclusive of their nutritional content. However, we also note that one of these grains is corn. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. Barley and oatmeal are quality ingredients. We believe it is likely that the sum of these grains is likely to be greater than the meat products in the food.


We note the use of whole eggs.


With only one true meat product in the top five or so ingredients, and three grains, we are not confident that this food contains an adequate amount of meat product. The use of corn contributes to its rating.


Note that this food uses citric acid as a preservative and thus should not be premoistened prior to feeding (bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).


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