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Description: Ingredients:
Ground Brewers Rice, Dried Whole Egg, Ground Corn, Poultry Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Poultry Fat (Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Vegetable Oil, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D# Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Riboflavin, Menadione, Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis:
PROTEIN (Min) 24%
MOISTURE (Max) 10%
FAT (Min) 9%
FIBER (Max) 1.5%


The Hi-Tor Eno Diet is a low fiber diet that has been specifically formulate to minimize stress and irritation of the gastro-intestinal tract.



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Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Mon March 6, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of low quality grains, meat products and fat of unidentifiable source, carcinogenic preservative.

This food receives a 1 star rating simply because there is nothing lower.


The primary ingredients in the food are grains (it should be meat!). Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product.


The use of whole eggs is appreciated, but as the second ingredient in a dog food is likely to be excessive.


Corn is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer not to see this used in dog food.


Poultry meal is a low quality meat product, for which the source in unidentifiable. It is the sole meat product in this food.


Corn appears a second time as corn gluten meal. The AAFCO definition of corn gluten meal is “the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm”. In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed.


Poultry fat is another 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 also note that fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food has been identified by research at Purdue University as being a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


This food uses chemical preservatives (BHA) which is believed to be carcinogenic, and is banned from use in human food.


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