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

Chicken meal, hulless barley, ground rice, chicken meat, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols [vit. E], citric acid [vit. C] and rosemary extract), sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols [vit. E], citric acid [vit. C] and rosemary extract), salmon meal, rice bran, flax, dried kelp, dried alfalfa meal, natural chicken flavor, dried whole egg, dried whole potatoes, dried whole carrots, dried whole apples, blueberries, cranberries, dried yogurt, yucca schidigera, salt, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulphate, dicalcium phosphate, vitamin A actetate, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), vitamin E (di alpha-tocopherol acetate), ferrous suphate, *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, menadione sodium, bisulfate complex (source of vitamin K), vitamin B12.

These items are chelated minerals

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude protein (min) 24%
Crude fat (min) 12%
Crude fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
* Omega 6 fatty acids 2.75%
* Omega 3 fatty acids 0.3%
Ash (max) 5.5%
Vitamin E (min) 200 iu/kg
Calcium 1.02%
Phosphorous 0.74%

Kcal/cup (min) 450

* No Petcurean Products contain Menadione Sodium Bisulphate.


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.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat ingredient, as is the fifth. The latter is chicken meat inclusive of water content. That is a good product to see in a dog food, however once the water content is removed the product is likely to be considerably further down the ingredient list than fifth (ingredients are ordered by weight). There is a further named meat product at 7th on the ingredient list, but it is unlikely that there is a substantial amount in the food.

The primary grain in this food is barley. Barley is a decent quality grain, as are oatmeal and rice which are the next ingredients. We appreciate the use of whole fruits, vegetables, and yoghurt in the food, and note that it uses whole eggs.

With only one true meat product in the top five or so ingredients, this food is too light in meat content to be considered a premium product. It contains no cheap grain fragments, however, nor any other controversial ingredients.

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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