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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 240- 320g / 2 - 2 3/4 cups


Calorific content:
ME (min.) --- 3,550 kcal/kg


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, steamed oatmeal, ground whole rice, rice bran, beet pulp (sugar removed), natural chicken flavor, chicken fat, ground whole flax, herring oil (natural source of DHA), yeast extract (MOS), chicory root (FOS), steamed sweet potato, yeast culture, dl-glucosamine HCl, chondroitin (shark cartilage), yucca shidigera, marigold extract (source of lutein), Atlantic kelp, carrots, tomatoes, (natural source of lycopene), apples, whole garlic, parsley, rosemary extract, dried whole cranberry, potassium chloride, choline chloride, lysine, vitamin A supplement, dl alpha-tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), methionine, L-carnitine, vitamin D3 supplement, *iron Bioplex™, *zinc Bioplex™, *manganese Bioplex™, biotin, *copper Bioplex™, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin K supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), vitamin B12, iodine, folic acid. *chelated mineral


Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (min.) --- 29.0%
Fat (min.) --- 10.0%
Fiber (max.) --- 5.5%
Moisture (max.) --- 10.0%
Calcium (min.) --- 0.9%
Phosphorus (min.) --- 0.9%
Omega-6 (min.) --- 2.0% *
Omega-3 (min.) --- 0.4% *
Lutein (min.) --- 4 mg/kg *
Glucosamine --- 400 mg/kg
Chondroitin --- 100 mg/kg
Vitamin-D (min.) --- 2000 IU/kg
Vitamin C (min.) --- 50 mg/Kg *
Vitamin E (min.) --- 225 IU/Kg *
Vitamin A (min.) --- 34,000 IU/Kg
L-Carnitine (min.) --- 150 mg/kg *
* Not recognized as essential by AAFCO


Average Analysis:
Vitamin A --- 34 KIU/kg
Vitamin D --- 2.0 KIU/kg
Vitamin E --- 225 IU/kg
Vitamin K --- 2.0 mg/kg
Vitamin C --- 50 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 --- 0.4 mg/kg
Riboflavin --- 44 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid --- 41 mg/kg
Beta Carotene --- 6.0 mg/kg
Thiamin --- 55 mg/kg
Niacin --- 280 mg/kg
Pyridoxine --- 29 mg/kg
Choline --- 2100 mg/kg
Biotin --- 0.5 mg/kg
Folic Acid --- 3.7mg/kg


Arginine --- 2.0%
Methionine --- 0.9%
Histidine --- 0.9%
Cystine --- 0.3%
Isoleucine --- 1.1%
Threonine --- 1.4%
Leucine --- 2.1%
Tryptophan --- 0.23%
Lysine --- 2.0%
Valine --- 1.4%
FATS
Linoleic --- 2.75%
Linolenic --- 0.3%


Calcium --- 0.9%
Phosphorus --- 0.9%
Ca:P Ratio --- 1:1
Sodium --- 0.33%
Chloride --- 0.5%
Potassium --- 0.7%
Magnesium --- 0.20%
Sulfur --- 0.3%
Ash --- 7.0%
Manganese --- 57 mg/kg
Iron --- 2205 mg/kg
Copper --- 16 mg/kg
Cobalt --- 0.6 mg/kg
Zinc --- 210 mg/kg
Iodine --- 2.0 mg/kg
Selenium --- 0.4 mg/kg



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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: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, use of controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. The next three ingredients are grains – oatmeal, rice and rice bran (a fragment).


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 inclusion of a range of vegetable ingredients in the food, but retain concerns about its low apparent meat content. A lower rating was considered.


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