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Description: Ingredients:


Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Flour, Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Linoleic Acid), Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Linoleic Acid), Natural Chicken Flavor, Flax Seed, Dried Vegetables (Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress and Spinach), Dried Egg Product, Brewers Yeast, Dried Cranberries, Fish Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Garlic, Dried Cheese, Garlic, Chondroitin Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, min. 25.0%
Crude Fat, min. 8.0%
Crude Fiber, max. 4.0%
Moisture, max. 10.0%
Omega-3 Fatty, min. .50%
Omega-6 Fatty, min. 2.50%
Chondroitin Sulfate, min. 70 mg/kg
Glucosamine, min. 450 mg/kg



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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: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, use of low quality grains and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.


The second and third ingredients are forms of rice. Brewers rice is a low quality waste product while rice flour is grain fragment and filler. In a process known as "splitting", it is likely that the combined rice products may outweigh the meat as the true first ingredient in this food. A further rice fragment, rice bran, is the 5th ingredient.


Beet pulp is another 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.


We appreciate the inclusion of some probiotics in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


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