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


Metabolizable Energy:
420 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Salmon Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Canola Oil, Pumpkinseeds, Flaxseed Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Chicken Liver Flavor, 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), Chicken Liver, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Apples, Carrots, Peas, Chicken Eggs, Cottage Cheese, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Kelp, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Blueberries, Parsley, Salmon Oil, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Olive Oil, Clove, Duck Eggs, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
CRUDE PROTEIN (min.) 26.0%
CRUDE FAT (min.) 14.0%
CRUDE FIBER (max.) 3.5%
MOISTURE (max.) 10.0%


OTHER NUTRITIONAL DATA
CALCIUM (min.) 1.65%
PHOSPHORUS (min.) 1.09%
VITAMIN E (min.) 128.4 IU/kg
VITAMIN C* (min.) 50 mg/kg
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS* (min.) 2.13%
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS* (min.) 0.857%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.


VITAMINS
CAROTENE mg/kg 5.6
VITAMIN A IU/kg 19220
VITAMIN D IU/kg 2433
VITAMIN E IU/kg 128.4
VITAMIN K mg/kg 0
ASCORBIC ACID mg/kg 50
THIAMINE mg/kg 12.26
RIBOFLAVIN mg/kg 8.79
PANTOTHENIC ACID mg/kg 19.39
BIOTIN mg/kg 0.442
FOLIC ACID mg/kg 0.448
CHOLINE mg/kg 3061
VITAMIN B12 mg/kg 0.108
VITAMIN B6 mg/kg 4.4
NIACIN mg/kg 57.62
IODINE mg/kg 3


MINERALS
SODIUM 0.392%
POTASSIUM 0.671%
CHLORIDE 0.839%
MAGNESIUM 0.102%
SULFUR 0.218%
MANGANESE mg/kg 29.57
IRON mg/kg 268
COPPER mg/kg 17.81
ZINC mg/kg 241.4
SELENIUM mg/kg 0.442


AMINO ACIDS
METHIONINE-CYSTINE 1.006%
METHIONINE 0.742%
CYSTINE 0.263%
LYSINE 2.374%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.292%
THREONINE 1.256%
ISOLEUCINE 1.13%
HISTIDINE 0.674%
VALINE 1.33%
LEUCINE 1.97%
ARGININE 1.658%
PHENYLALANINE-TYROSINE 1.077%
TAURINE 0.05%


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



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
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 good quality ingredients throughout.
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.


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.


The grain content of the food is rice, oatmeal and barley, all of which are decent quality grains. 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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