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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2-1/3 - 3 cups


Calorie content: 3,506 kcal/kg or 328 kcal/cup Calculated Metabolizable Energy.


Ingredients:
LAMB, LAMB MEAL, RICE FLOUR, OATMEAL, WHOLE GRAIN BROWN RICE, BREWERS RICE, CHICKEN FAT (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHEROLS), BEET PULP (SUGAR REMOVED), FLAXSEED, EGG PRODUCT, NATURAL FLAVOR, BREWERS DRIED YEAST, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SALT, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, IRON PROTEINATE, ZINC PROTEINATE, COPPER PROTEINATE, FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, MANGANESE PROTEINATE, MANGANOUS OXIDE, ASCORBIC ACID, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, BIOTIN, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, SODIUM SELENITE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT, MENADIONE SODIUM BISULFITE (SOURCE OF VITAMIN K ACTIVITY), RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT, FOLIC ACID.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 21.0% minimum
Crude Fat 12.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Ash 7.0% maximum
Calcium 1.3% minimum
Phosphorus 1.0% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 1.7% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.3% minimum
Glucosamine Hydrochloride*/Chondroitin Sulfate* not less than 400 ppm.


*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun September 3, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Insufficient meat content.

The first ingredient in the food is lamb - inclusive of its water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to make a dry food, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus unlikely that it is the true first ingredient in the food, and it is likely to be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. Since this is followed by a named meat meal ingredient, however, it is of lesser concern.


The next 4 ingredients are all grains. Rice flour is a grain fragment and filler, as is brewers rice which is a by product. Oatmeal and whole brown rice are decent quality grains, but the quantity of grain products versus meat makes this appear a very grain heavy food.


Beet pulp is controversial filler. 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 would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.


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