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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 3/4 cups (270 g) - 4 cups (395 g)


Metabolizable Energy:
4129 kcal/kg (407 kcal/per cup)


Ingredients:
Ground Whole Grain Corn, Rice Protein Concentrate, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Casein, Dried Egg Product, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Powdered Cellulose, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, Natural Flavor, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, 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, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Magnesium Oxide, preserved with BHT and BHA, L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, Beta-Carotene.


Average Nutrient Content:
Protein 14.5 min
Fat 16.5 min
Carbohydrate (NFE) 50.4
Crude Fiber 2.5 max
Calcium 0.50 min
Phosphorus 0.35 min
Sodium 0.12 Maximum
Potassium 0.69
Chloride 0.28
Magnesium 0.122
Taurine 0.10 min
Carnitine 200 ppm Minimum


Intended for:
Dogs with Heart Disease


Product characteristics:
Sodium Low
Magnesium Added
Chloride Reduced
Energy Increased
Protein Reduced
B-Complex Vitamins Increased
Phosphorus Reduced
Taurine High
Potassium Moderate
Carnitine High
Added Antioxidants Help reduce free radical damage to counteract oxidative stress



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon January 29, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, by-products, use of low quality fillers, carcinogenic chemical preservatives.

The main ingredient in this food is corn. Corn is a difficult to digest grain, which limits its nutritional value for dogs. We consider this to be a low quality ingredient. It is also commonly associated with allergy and skin problems. We prefer not to see this grain used in dog food. Rice protein is a further low quality source of protein, as is egg product.


This food uses by-products as the sole meat-related ingredient. Chicken by-product meal - a very low quality ingredient. This is defined as "consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice".


We prefer not to see the use of any form of soy in dog food as this is an ingredient of low quality and commonly causing allergy problems. Powdered cellulose is more commonly known as sawdust.


We note also the use of chemical preservatives - BHA and BHT. These chemicals are banned or heavily regulated in use in human food due to being carcinogenic.


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