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Description: Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour, chicken meal, meat meal, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), chicken liver digest, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate, potassium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), proteinates (zinc, manganese, copper), thiamin mononitrate, sodium selenite, copper sulfate, D-activated animal sterol (vitamin D 3 ), pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, vitamin A acetate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), biotin, vitamin B 12 supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, riboflavin.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein min 22%
Fat min 8%
Fiber max 5%
Moisture max 10%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun December 31, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Use of low quality meat of unidentifiable origin, low quality grains.

The first ingredient in the food is Wheat flour. We prefer not to see wheat used in dog foods as it is a very common cause of allergy problems. Moreover, the major ingredients in any dog food should be meat, not grains.


The second ingredient is a named meat product in meal form, but the third is unidentifiable "meat". Ingredients of unidentifable origin are almost always extremely low quality. The definition of this product is "the rendered product from mammal tissues, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices".


It is a concern to see chicken fat as the fourth ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs.


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