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Description: Calories:
1531 Kcal/lb


Ingredients:
White rice, Brown rice, Ground barley, Chicken meal, Beet pulp shreds, Lamb meal, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Citric acid & Rosemary extract), Whole ground flaxseed, Dicalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, 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 16%
Crude fat 6%
Crude fiber 5%
Moisture 10%
Vitamin C min 50 PPM
Omega 6 Fatty Acids min 1.3%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.30%



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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: Fourth ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Inadequate meat content, controversial filler

The first two ingredients in this food are both forms of rice, and the third is barley. These are decent quality grains, but 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. The sole meat ingredients in this food are fourth and sixth on the ingredient list, and are unlikely to comprise any significant proportion of the food.


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.


Overall, most of the ingredients in the food are decent quality however there is precious little meat content here. We would suggest any users of the product add some actual meat to this diet.


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