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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 1/2 - 3 cups.


Ingredients:
Poultry Meal, Ground Rice, Ground Corn, Dried Potato Product, Oatmeal, Plain Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Natural Flavors, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Source of Vitamin E) and Citric Acid}, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Whole Eggs, Flax Meal, Lecithin, Salt, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Dried Whey, Dried Garlic, Dried Cheese, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfate (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate,Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, not less than 20.00%
Crude Fat, not less than 7.00%
Crude Fat, not more than 9.00%
Crude Fiber, not more than 4.00%
Moisture, not more than 11.00%



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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: Use of unspecified meat products, low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is an unspecified meat product in meal form. We prefer not to see the use of ingredients for which source cannot be identified, and note that low cost ingredients like this are usually very low quality.


The main grains in the food are rice and corn. Corn is a grain that is difficult to digest and is commonly the cause of allergy problems.


Potato product is low quality filler. It is produced from peelings, cuttings and culls from human food production. Menhaden fish is a further meat product, but in too low quantity to add significantly to the meat content of the food. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to use Ethoxyquin-free ingredients (Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish meal ingredients, and which is believed to be carcinogenic). Oatmeal is a decent quality grain.


Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


We appreciate the use of whole eggs in the food.


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