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Description: Ingredients:
Brewer's Rice, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract and Citric Acid), Sunflower Oil (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract and Citric Acid), Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Rice Bran, Chicken Digest, Sodium Chloride, Dried Egg Product, Dried Brewer's Yeast, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Source of Vitamin B2), Copper Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Ethylene Diamine Dihydriodide (Iodine Supplement), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Biotin, Folic Acid, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfate (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 27%
Crude Fat (minimum) 17%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Ash (maximum) 8%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue November 22, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Extensive use of low quality grains. Fat as third ingredient is a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs.

The first ingredient in this food is a low quality grain. Brewers rice is a by-product of the alcohol industry for which the AAFCO definition is “the dried extracted residue of rice resulting from the manufacture of wort (liquid portion of malted grain) or beer and may contain pulverized dried spent hops in an amount not to exceed 3 percent.”


The second and sixth ingredients are named meat products. This is insufficient to give us any confidence that the product contains an adequate amount of meat.


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.


Brown rice is a decent grain, but rice bran is filler. Chicken digest is another low quality product. The AAFCO definition of animal digest is “material which results from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed animal tissue. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.


The extensive use of low quality grains brings this food very close to a two star rating.


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