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Description: Metabolizable Energy
440 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (Stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Oats, Lamb Meal, Chicken, Flaxseed Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavors, Alfalfa Meal, Yeast Culture, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Chicory Root, Raspberries, Turmeric, Garlic, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (minimum) ........ 28%
Crude Fat (minimum) ............... 18%
Crude Fiber (maximum) ............. 4%
Moisture (maximum) ............... 10%
Copper (minimum) ..............25 ppm
Manganese (minimum) ........80 ppm
Zinc (minimum)................. 170 ppm
Vitamin A (minimum) .....5,500 IU/lb
Vitamin E (minimum) ........125 IU/lb
Taurine (minimum)*..............0.03%


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



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sat October 28, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fifth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons:

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient fifth on the list, followed by a meat product (chicken) inclusive of water content. We can thus have some degree of confidence that this food contains a reasonable amount of meat.


The second ingredient is ground barley, which is a decent quality grain. It is a concern to see chicken fat is the third ingredient in the food. Fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food ia factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs (per Purdue Veterinary research). Smaller breeds are untested.


The remaining ingredients are predominantly good quality, though we consider tomato pomace to be filler. We appreciate the inclusion of some amount of fruits and vegetables in the food.


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