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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 35kg dog should be fed 375 grams


Ingredients:
Maize, lamb meal (18%), rice meal, greaves, sunflower oil, liver hydrolizate, sugar beet molasses, apple pomace (dried), powdered egg, sodium chloride, yeast (dried), barley (fermented), seaweed (dried), linseed, sea salt, shellfish extract, artichoke, peppermint, dandelion, coriander, rosemary, garlic, liquorice root, thyme, birch leaves, nettle, meadowsweet, camomile.


Analysis
raw protein (%) 20
raw fat (%) 11
raw fibre (%) 2,5
raw ash (%) 8,5
moisture (%) 8

vitamin A (IE/kg) 12000
vitamin D3 (IE/kg) 1200
vitamin E (mg/kg) 75
vitamin B1 (mg/kg) 3
vitamin B2 (mg/kg) 3
pantothenic acid (mg/kg) 7,5
niacin (mg/kg) 30
vitamin B6 (mg/kg) 2,5
vitamin B12 (g/kg) 45
vitamin C (mg/kg) 35
biotin (g/kg) 350

calcium (%) 1,3
phosphorus (%) 0,8
sodium (%) 0,4
iron (mg/kg) 100
copper (mg/kg) 12
manganese (mg/kg) 35
zinc (mg/kg) 150
iodine (mg/kg) 2
selenium (mg/kg) 0,15



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
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: Insufficient meat content, use of low quality grains, low quality fat of unidentifiable origin, sugar.

The first ingredient in the food is maize (corn). Corn is a low quality grain for use in dog food, being difficult to digest and a common cause of allergy problems. Moreover, the leading ingredient in any dog food should be meat, not cereal.


The second ingredient is a named meat product in meal form. This accounts for only 18% of the total food and is the sole meat product in the food. Sugar beet molasses adds unnecessary sugar to the food, and is likely to contribute to yeast infections in dogs prone to those.


Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient for which it is impossible to determine the source. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as "obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


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