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Description: Ingredients:
White & Brown Rice (min 55%), Fresh Chicken (min 26%), Poultry meat meal, Peas, Sugar beet pulp, Chicken oil, Whole Linseed, Seaweed, Brewers yeast, Minerals, Vitamins.

Nutritional Analysis:
Crude Protein % 20.00
Oil % 8.50
Fibre % 6.00
Ash % 8.00
Vitamin A iu/kg 10,000
Vitamin D3 iu/kg 1,500
Vitamin E iu/kg 80
Copper mg/kg 15


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu February 8, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Inadequate meat content, meat of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a grain. Rice is a decent quality grain in whole form, but it is still a grain and we believe that foods intended for canines should be based on meat.

The second ingredient is chicken. Since this ingredient will end up weighing around 20% of its wet weight once the moisture is removed, as it must be to create a dry food, it is unlikely that this is the ture first ingredient in the food but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. It is followed by a meat product in meal form. This is the sole true meat ingredient in the food, and we are not convinced that there is adequate meat content here. Moreover, this ingredient is not named by species and hence is unidentifiable source and quality. Unidentifiable ingredients are usually very low quality and we recommend avoiding the use of any product using such ingredients.

Beet pulp is a low quality ingredient and filler. 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.

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