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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, corn meal, rice flour, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, fish meal, egg products, brewer's yeast, flax seed, lecithin, vitamins and minerals.

Guaranteed analyses:
Protein 30,0 %
Fat 20,0 %
Fiber 3,0 %
Ash 7,5 %
Moisture 9,5 %
Phosphorous 1,4 %
Calsium 1,7 %

Vitamin A 20 000 IU/kg
Vitamin D 2 000 IU/kg
Vitamin E 170 IU/kg
Vitamin C 100 mg/kg
Copper 13,3 mg/kg


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, some low quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first and sixth ingredients in this food are named meat products, both in meal form. We note the inclusion of a fish ingredient, but we find no sign on the manufacturer website of a guarantee that they use only ethoxyquin-free protein sources in the product (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients, but which is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).

The main grains in the food are low quality products. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value that is commonly associated with allergy problems. Rice flour is a grain fragment that we consider primarily filler (and is often sourced from the rejects of human food production). Beet pulp is further 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. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food.

No information is given about the preservatives used in this food. With low meat content and prolific use of low quality ingredients, this product is rated 2* only.

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