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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2.6 Cups - 307.81 g, 1,069.33 Kcal/day

Calorie Content:
3,474 kcal/kg (121 g = 1 cup)
419 kcal/cup (4.3 oz = 1 cup)

Herring, barley, Oatmeal, Herring Meal, Herring Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavors, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins/Minerals, Potassium Chloride, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 21 %
Crude Fat (min) 11 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3.7 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 1.5 %

Typical analysis:
Moisture 7.5 %
Protein 21.2 %
Fat 11.2 %
Linoleic Acid 2.01 %
Omega 3 1.22 %
Carbohydrates 50.37 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.07 %
Fiber 3.72 %
Ash 6.01 %
Calcium 1.0 %
Phosphorous 0.8 %
Magnesium 0.11 %
Sodium 0.34 %
Potassium 0.6 %
Chloride 0.66 %
Iron 243 mg/kg
Zinc 185 mg/kg
Copper 16 mg/kg
Iodine 2.2 mg/kg
Manganese 38 mg/kg
Selenium 0.47 mg/kg
Arginine 1.15 %
Histidine 0.45 %
Isoleucine 0.78 %
Leucine 1.45 %
Lysine 1.12 %
Methionine 0.44 %
Met-Cysteine 0.7 %
Phenylalanine 0.84 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.34 %
Threonine 0.73 %
Tryptophan 0.24 %
Valine 0.97 %
Taurine 440 mg/kg
Choline 2033 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.7 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 7.9 mg/kg
Niacin 39 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 2.62 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.77 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 23 mg/kg
Biotin 0.21 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 11850 ug/kg
Vitamin A 22324 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1800 IU/kg
Vitamin E 220 IU/kg
Vitamin K 262 ug/kg
ME 3474 kcal/kg
ME 419 kcal/cup

Nutritional statement:
Animal feeding tests using A AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) procedures substantiate that California Natural Herring & Sweet Potato Adult Dry Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance.


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat March 18, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products, uses good quality ingredients throughout.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content.

The first ingredient is a named meat product, but since this is herring inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and this ingredient will weigh only about 20% of its wet weight once water is removed (as it must be to make kibble) it is unlikely that this is the true first ingredient in the food and would be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list.

The main meat ingredient is in fact herring meal, but this does not occur until 4th on the ingredient list. We are therefore unable to be confident that this food contains an adequate amount of meat.

The second and third ingredients are good quality grains, and the sixth is sweet potatoes.

Overall, this is a good quality product which uses only good quality ingredients without any harmful nasties. It is a food aimed at dogs who suffer allergies, and the ingredient range is minimal. However, we are not convinced that the food contains an adequate amount of meat, despite its simple ingredient list. It is probably one of the more grain heavy foods in this class.

The food is likely to suit individuals who suffer allergies or sensitive stomachs.

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