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Description: Ingredients:
Corn meal, chicken meal, rice flour, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, flax seed, brewer's yeast, lecithin, vitamins and minerals (including vitamin C).

Guaranteed analyses:
Protein 28,0 %
Fat 16,0 %
Fiber 2,5 %
Ash 6,0 %
Moisture 9,5 %
Phosphorous 0,85 %
Calsium 1,05 %

Vitamin A 15 000 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1 500 IU/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Vitamin C 100 mg/kg
Copper 10,0 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: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality ingredients, controversial filler

The main ingredient in this food is a grain. This is not a high quality ingredient, being a difficult to digest grain of limited value, and that is commonly linked to allergy problems. Moreover, grains should not be the major ingredient in dog food. Rather, it should be based on meat. The second ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat meal ingredient in the food.

The next grain in the food is another low quality product. Rice flour is a grain fragment that we consider primarily filler (and is often sourced from the rejects of human food production). We note chicken fat is the fourth ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.

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.

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, with a 1* rating considered.

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