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Description: Calories:
490 / cup


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pumpkinseeds, Menhaden Fish Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Chicken Flavor, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid), Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Chicken Liver, Sea Salt, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Apples, Carrots, Peas, Cottage Cheese, Chicken Eggs, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Olive Oil, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Rosemary Extract, Sage, Clove


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
CRUDE PROTEIN (min.) 42.0%
CRUDE FAT (min.) 22.0%
CRUDE FIBER (max.) 3.2%
MOISTURE (max.) 10.0%


OHTER NUTRITIONAL DATA
CALCIUM (min.) 2.49%
PHOSPHORUS (min.) 1.43%
VITAMIN E (min.) IU/kg 128.6
VITAMIN C* (min.) mg/kg 50
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS* (min.) 3.61%
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS* (min.) 0.69%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


VITAMINS
CAROTENE mg/kg 8.29
VITAMIN A IU/kg 21318
VITAMIN D IU/kg 2433
VITAMIN K mg/kg 0.75
THIAMINE mg/kg 19.25
RIBOFLAVIN mg/kg 12.25
PANTOTHENIC ACID mg/kg 23.27
BIOTIN mg/kg 0.608
FOLIC ACID mg/kg 0.675
CHOLINE mg/kg 5868
VITAMIN B12 mg/kg 0.236
VITAMIN B6 mg/kg 4.4
NIACIN mg/kg 79.87
IODINE mg/kg 5.5


MINERALS
SODIUM 0.389%
POTASSIUM 0.878%
CHLORINE 0.688%
MAGNESIUM 0.142%
SULFUR 0.383%
MANGANESE mg/kg 33.6
IRON mg/kg 333.8
COPPER mg/kg 25.86
ZINC mg/kg 277.1
SELENIUM mg/kg 0.794


AMINO ACIDS
METHIONINE-CYSTINE 1.384%
METHIONINE 0.91%
CYSTINE 0.474%
LYSINE 2.98%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.48%
THREONINE 2.11%
ISOLEUCINE 1.866%
HISTIDINE 1.031%
VALINE 2.104%
LEUCINE 3.596%
ARGININE 2.665%
PHENYLALANINE-TYROSINE 1.95%
TAURINE 0.085%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon March 6, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Good meat content, grainless, uses good quality ingredients throughout.
Cons: Fat within the top four ingredients, not suitable for puppies.

The first ingredient of this food is a named meat product. There is a further meat meal ingredient fifth on the ingredient list, and with two of the top five ingredients being meat in meal form we have a high level of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food.


It is a concern to see chicken fat as the third ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


There are no grains in this food. The major carbohydrate source is tapioca, which may be particularly useful for dogs with sensitivities to potatoes or who suffer arthritis. There is a good range of fruits/vegetables in the food, and a good range of probiotics.


This food is outstanding in that it contains no grains whatsoever. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet. Our sole concern about this food is the possible bloat implications for large breed dogs of fat within the top four ingredients of a dry dog food. Our high confidence in the amount of meat product in the food goes some way toward diminishing this concern.


The only caution we would make on this food is that the high protein and calcium content makes it suitable for adult dogs only, particularly in the case of large breeds.


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