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Description: Feeding Guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approximately 2 1/4 cups per day.


Calorie Content (ME):
Kcal/Kg = 3,565 (calculated)
Kcal/Cup = 490 (as fed)


Ingredients:
Whitefish, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Menhadden Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Canola Oil (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Dried Chicory Root, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein 22.0% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.90% min
L-Carnitine* 100 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 1.30% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.75% min
Beta Carotene* 5.0 mg/kg min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg max


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun June 25, 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 grains and whole vegetables.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, some filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, as is the fourth. Since the first is fish inclusive of its water content (about 80%), once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). The food uses fish as its primary meat ingredient and we note that the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


The second and third ingredients are grains, as is the fifth. All are good quality, but present in amounts that suggest a very grain heavy product. Potatoes are a further carbohydrate source, tomato pomace, however, is primarily filler. Black malted barley is a source of sugar we prefer not to see in dog food, and is likely to contribute to yeast infections.


We appreciate the use of whole vegetables in the food. There is a good range of probiotics also. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are present, but not in any significant doses. Despite the product title, there is precious little sweet potato in the food either.


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