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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 2/3 - 3 3/4 cups.


Ingredients:
Catfish Meal, Dried Potato Product, Ground White Millet, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Duck Meal, Canola Oil, Flax Meal, Natural Flavor, Lecithin, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Carrots, L-Lysine, Natural Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Dried Cheese, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Spinach Powder, Celery Powder, Garlic Powder, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylypyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc 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...................23.00%
Crude Fat, not less than..........................12.00%
Crude Fiber, not more than........................4.40%
Moisture, not more than..........................10.00%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon June 26, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, low-allergenic.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, use of filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient in the food (fish meal) 6th on the ingredient list, which although a little distant does serve to increase our confidence in the amount of meat in the food. 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).


Potato product is the main carbohydrate source. This is not a high quality ingredient, consisting of potato peelings, pieces and culls from potatoes processed for human consumption. It is largely filler. Millet is a good quality grain that is easily digested and low-allergenic. Barley and oatmeal are likewise decent quality grains.


We appreciate the use of a range of vegetables and probiotics in the food.


Overall, this looks to be a decent quality product. The meat content is at the lower end of what we would hope to see, however, and the main carbohydrate source in the food is not a high quality ingredient. Thus, while a 4-star rating was considered for this food due to its low-allergenic properties, our final analysis has the food rated with 3-stars. It is probably one of the better foods in this category.


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