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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/4 to 3 cups

Lamb Meal, Hulless Barley, Oatmeal, Ground Rice, Lamb Meat, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E) , Natural Flavors, Rice Bran, Salmon Meal, Flax, Dried Kelp, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Whole Egg, 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

Crude Protein (min) 21%
Crude Fat (min) 12%
Crude Fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.25%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.4%
Ash (max) 7.8%
Calcium 2.1%
Phosphorus 1.2%
Glucosamine 0.03%
Chondroitin Sulphate 0.03%

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

Kcal/cup (min) 440

* 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 lamb 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 12th 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, but three grain products, 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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