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Description: Calories:
1669 Kcal/lb


Ingredients:
Lamb meal, White rice, Brown rice, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Citric acid & Rosemary extract), Beet pulp shreds, Chicken meal, Turkey meal, Whole ground flaxseed, Brewers Yeast, Potassium chloride, DL-methionine, Yeast culture, Dried enterococcus faecium fementation product, Dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried trichoderme longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried bacillus subtilis fermentaion extract, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin A supplement with Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Choline chloride, Menadione sodium bisulfite, Folic acid, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Sodium selenite, d-Biotin, Mixed tocopherols, Silica dioxide, Rosemary extract, Citric acid, Silicon dioxide, Manganese amino acid chelate, Zinc amino acid chelate, Iron amino acid chelate, Copper amino acid chelate, Ethylenediamine dihydriodide.


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude protein 25%
Crude fat 12%
Crude fiber 3%
Moisture 10%
Vitamin C min 50 PPM
Omega 6 Fatty Acids min 2.2%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.50%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 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, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. There are two further meat meal ingredients 6th and 7th on the ingredient list, but these are minor ingredients, too far down to make any substantial contribution to the meat content of the food.


The second and third ingredients are both forms of rice which, if not split, would probably combine to outweigh the meat content by some margin. Food products for canines should be based on meat, not grains, but we find little to give us any confidence in the meat content of this product. Chicken fat is the fourth ingredient. We note that research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of a dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


Beet pulp is filler and a 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.


There are no fruits/vegetables in the food, though it does have a range of probiotics. We note that this product includes synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems and that is progressively being removed from better quality dog food products.


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