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Description: Top Ten Ingredients
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Wheat, Rice Bran, Lamb, Brown Rice, Wheat Germ Meal, Wheat Flour, Dried Cellulose, Chicken Liver Digest

Guaranteed Analysis
Protein 20.0%
Fat 7.0%
Fiber 9.0%
Moisture 10.0%


NOTE: Complete ingredient information is unavailable for this food.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Thu August 17, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, use of low quality ingredients and fillers.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat ingredient. However, this is followed by a number of grain and filler ingredients, giving us little confidence in the meat content of the food. There is a further meat ingredient, lamb, 5th on the ingredient list but this is chicken inclusive of water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to make a dry food product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus very unlikely that this is the true first ingredient in the food, and it would be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list and does not comprise a substantive contribution to the food.


The main grains are brewers rice, wheat and rice bran. Brewers rice is a low quality ingredient and by-product, while wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems. Rice bran is filler, as is wheat flour. Wheat germ meal consists chiefly of wheat germ together with some bran and middlings or short. It must contain not less than 25 percent crude protein and 7 percent crude fat.


Cellulose is filler. It is “purified, mechanically disintegrated cellulose prepared by processing alpha cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant materials”: otherwise known as sawdust.


“Digest” is material which results from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed tissue.


The ingredient list for this food is incomplete, and thus the opinion provided must be taken in that context. However, the first 10 ingredients are sufficient to demonstrate that this food is very high in grain content compared to meat. The ingredients used are primarily of very low quality.


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