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Description: Ingredients:
Whole Ground Wheat, Wheat Middlings, Canola Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Soybean Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Poultry Fat.


Vitamins/minerals:
Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Sorbic Acid (to retard mold growth), Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Vitamin B12, D-Panthothentic Acid, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Iron, Zinc, Maganese, Copper Sulphate Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium, Glucosamine, MSM.


Feed analysis:
Protein (minimum)................. 21.0%
Fat (minimum)...................... 6.0%
Fibre (maximum)................... 6.0%
Moisture (maximum)............. 12.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat March 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, uses very low quality ingredients.

This food receives a 1 star rating simply because there is nothing lower. The food is almost entirely made up of low quality grain.


The primary ingredient in this food is a grain (where's the meat!). The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. This is an ingredient we prefer not to see used at all, and certainly not as the main ingredient in the food. Wheat fragments are also the second ingredient. Corn is another problematic grain in dog food, difficult to digest and a very common cause of allergies. Canola is a low quality source of linoleic acid. Soy is a poor quality source of protein in dog food, and a common cause of allergy problems. Some believe that it is the number 1 cause of food allergies in dogs (outstripping even wheat).


The sole meat-related product in the food does not occur until 6th on the ingredient list and is a low quality meat product. It is a meal made from the by-products of carcasses of a variety of fowl, but the origin is unidentifiable. It is impossible to ascertain the quality of by-products and these are usually products that are of such low quality as to be rejected for use in the human food chain, or else are those parts that have so little value that they cannot be used elsewhere in either the human or pet food industries. We recommend avoiding any pet food using such ingredients. The AAFCO definition of poultry by-product meal is a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.


The same complaint is made about the ingredient poultry fat. 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"


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