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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 cups (295 g) - 4 1/4 cups (420 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
3710 kcal/kg (366 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Potato, Potato Starch, Salmon, Potato Protein, Pork Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Soybean Oil, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Meal, Potassium Chloride, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Glycerol Monostearate, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid and Ethoxyquin, L-Tryptophan, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.


Average Nutrient Contents:
Protein 14.0 Minimum
Fat 13.0 Minimum
Carbohydrate (NFE) 52.4
Crude Fiber 3.0 Maximum
Calcium 0.50 Minimum
Phosphorus 0.35 Minimum
Sodium 0.34
Potassium 0.75
Magnesium 0.070
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total 0.80 Minimum 1.30


Intended for:
Dogs with a range of inflammatory skin conditions and Food Allergy and Intolerance.


Product Characteristics:
Protein A single novel meat protein source (salmon)
Digestible
Quantity reduced
Carbohydrate Digestibility High
Omega-3 Fatty Acids High
Fat Digestibility High
Added Antioxidants Help reduce free radical damage to counteract oxidative stress



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun January 14, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Third ingredient is a named meat product, grainless.
Cons: Inadequate meat content, carcinogenic chemical preserviative, low quality fillers

The major ingredient in this food is potato. Both potato starch and potato protein are sourced from potato juice (by products of potato processing).


There is very little meat content in this food. Salmon is third on the list, but this ingredient is inclusive of water content. Once removed, as it must be to produce a dry product, this ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight and as such is probably more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. It is thus unlikely that this food contains any substantive meat content at all. The only true meat ingredient, in meal form, is fish meal at 9th on the list. This is far too far down the ingredients to make any substantive contribution to the overall meat content of the food.


Soy is a further ingredient of concern. It is a very common cause of allergy problems. Powdered cellulose is filler, also known as sawdust (but there's more sawdust than meat content).


We note that this product uses ethoxyquin as a preservative. Ethoxyquin is a chemical banned from use in human foods, due to the belief that it is carcinogenic.


This is a prescription food and not intended for long term use. However, we note that there are similar products available without prescription that offer a far higher meat content and the use of better quality ingredient. The nutrient content of this food is below the minimum allowable for adult maintenance (per AAFCO)


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