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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1 1/4 to 3 cups.


INGREDIENTS


Chicken Meal, Hulless Barley, Oatmeal, Ground Rice, Chicken Meat, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E), Rice Bran, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E), Salmon Meal, Flax, Dried Kelp, Dried Alfalfa Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Whole Egg, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Propionate, Dried Whole Potatoes, Dried Whole Carrots, Dried Whole Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Yogurt, Salt, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulphate, Yucca Schidigera, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (di alpha-tocopherol acetate), Ferrous Sulphate, *Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulphate, *Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12.


* these items are chelated minerals


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (min) 28%
Crude Fat (min) 16%
Crude Fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.25%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids 0.4%
Ash (max) 7.8%
Vitamin E (min) 200 IU/kg

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


Kcal/cup (min) 505


* No Petcurean Products contain Menadione Sodium Bisulphate.



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun January 1, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fifth ingredients are named meat products. Uses good quality grains with few filler ingredients.
Cons: Minimum sufficient meat content.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, as is the fifth (although the latter is meat inclusive of water content, and likely to be present in very small quantity). There is a further meat ingredient 9th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a substantial portion of the food.


The main grains in the food are barley, oatmeal and rice, which are all decent quality. Rice bran is the 7th ingredient and we consider this to be filler. We appreciate the use of whole eggs in the food.


Overall this looks to be a good food, and with a higher meat content would have received a five star rating. Rice bran is the sole filler ingredient in the food, and this does not occur until 7th on the ingredient list, making it a minor portion of the food. The remaining ingredients are all good quality. Whole fruits and vegetables are included, though we would prefer to see these in greater quantities (replacing some grains) and would prefer the use of fresh vegetables than dried. We note that the food is quite high in fat and ash.


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