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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2-1/8 cups


Metabolizable Energy:
409 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Barley, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Menhaden Fish Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Lamb Flavor, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Lamb Liver, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Apples, Carrots, Peas, Freeze Dried Lamb, Freeze Dried Lamb Hearts, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Ground Lamb Bone, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Kelp, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Olive Oil, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage, Clove, Rosemary Extract


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
CRUDE PROTEIN (min.) 26.0%
CRUDE FAT (min.) 14.0%
CRUDE FIBER (max.) 3.4%
MOISTURE (max.) 10.0%


OTHER NUTRITIONAL DATA
CALCIUM (min.) 1.89%
PHOSPHORUS (min.) 1.46%
VITAMIN E (min.) 128.6 IU/kg
VITAMIN C* (min.) 50 mg/kg
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS* (min.) 2.13%
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS* (min.) 0.56%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


VITAMINS
CAROTENE mg/kg 5.74
VITAMIN A IU/kg 19220
VITAMIN D IU/kg 2433
VITAMIN E IU/kg 128.60
VITAMIN K mg/kg 0.75
ASCORBIC ACID mg/kg 50
THIAMINE mg/kg 12.20
RIBOFLAVIN mg/kg 8.54
PANTOTHENIC ACID mg/kg 19.12
BIOTIN mg/kg 0.49
FOLIC ACID mg/kg 0.54
CHOLINE mg/kg 3043
VITAMIN B12 mg/kg 0.11
VITAMIN B6 mg/kg 4.4
NIACIN mg/kg 60.98
IODINE mg/kg 3


MINERALS
SODIUM 0.43%
POTASSIUM 0.67%
CHLORIDE 0.92%
MAGNESIUM 0.13%
SULFUR 0.17%
MANGANESE mg/kg 29.90
IRON mg/kg 263.20
COPPER mg/kg 20.95
ZINC mg/kg 247.20
SELENIUM mg/kg 0.27


AMINO ACIDS
METHIONINE-CYSTINE 0.84
METHIONINE 0.48
CYSTINE 0.37
LYSINE 1.77%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.28
THREONINE 0.62
ISOLEUCINE 0.91
HISTIDINE 0.46
VALINE 1.14
LEUCINE 2.67
ARGININE 1.55
PHENYLALANINE-TYROSINE 0.89


Prairie Lamb Meal and Oatmeal is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun July 16, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, uses primarily good quality ingredients.
Cons: High apparent grain content.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. A single meat ingredient followed by three grains is not normally adequate to give us confidence in the amount of meat included in the food, however, in this particular case the manufacturer states that "Meat proteins make up over 40% of the ingredients in each production batch of Nature’s Variety". We have been assured that this is the dry weight. It is on this basis that the food has been awarded a 5-star rating.


Menhaden fish, which is the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cuttings, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil is a further meat ingredeint, and at 6th on the ingredient list should still be considered a substantive ingredient. 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). There are further meat ingredients (freeze dried) near the end of the ingredient list, but these are so far down as to make up trace amounts only.


There are a range of vegetables in the food, and there is a good range of probiotics. The inclusion of a variety of eggs and organ meat is appreciated.


Note that this food uses citric acid as a preservative and should not be premoistened prior to feeding (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).


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