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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approximately 4-1/2 cups


INGREDIENTS:
Wheat middlings, ground yellow corn, soybean meal, meat and bone meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), natural poultry flavor, salt, calcium carbonate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, menadione sodium bisulfate complex, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, sodium selenite.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein, minimum 18.0%
Crude Fiber, maximum 6.0%
Crude Fat, minimum 6.0%
Moisture, maximum 12.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu August 17, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of low quality meat and fat products of unidentifiable origin, carcinogenic preservative, low quality grain fragments.

The main ingredients in this food are cereals of very low quality. The first is wheat middlings, a grain fragment. Wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dogs (some believe it is outstipped by soy – the third ingredient in this food). Corn is the second ingredient, a difficult to digest grain that is also commonly implicated in the development of allergies.


Soybean meal is a low quality source of additional protein. Soy is another very common cause of allergy problems for dogs, believed by some to outstrip even wheat as the number one cause of allergies.


The sole meat-related ingredient, meat and bone meal, does not occur until fourth on the ingredient list making it clear that this food contains very little meat at all. It is a low quality meat product of unidentifiable origin. This ingredient may contain anything. It’s definition is “the rendered product from mammal tissues, including bone, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents, except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices.”


“Animal” fat is an ingredient of unspecified origin, and an ingredient we prefer never to see in dog food as it may contain anything. Such unspecified ingredients are invariably very low quality. This ingredient has been preserved with chemicals known to be carcinogenic.


Overall, this food is amongst the lowest quality we have seen, using low quality ingredients throughout and containing little in the way of meat product. It receives a 1-star rating simply because there is nothing lower.


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