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Description: Ingredients:
chicken meal, ground brown rice, ground yellow corn, oat groats, chicken fat (preserved with Vitamin E & C ), herring meal, dried beet pulp, chicken digest, d-calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, yucca schidigera, lactobacillus acidophillus, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin K (menadione), Vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, cobalt proteinate, calcium carbonate, sodium selinite.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein 24% min
Fat 14% min
Fibre 3% max
Moisture 10% max



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat October 28, 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, use of low quality and controversial ingredients.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient sixth on the list, which is herring meal. We find no sign of a guarantee from the manufacturer about the use of ethoxyquin-free ingredients (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients, and that is banned from use in human foods because it is believed to be carcinogenic).


A further meat ingredient in the food is chicken digest at 9th on the list. This is a low quality product, being material which results from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed chicken tissue.


The second ingredient in the food is rice, which is a decent quality grain, as is oat groat, the fourth ingredient. The use of corn is a negative since corn is a grain that is very difficult for dogs to digest and that commonly causes allergy problems.


Beet pulp is further filler and a controversial ingredient 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.


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