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Description: Ingredients:
Corn meal, turkey meal, rice flour, dried beet pulp, turkey fat, fish oil, flax seed, vegetable oil, brewer's yeast, egg, vitamins and minerals, Inulin (FOS), lecithin.

Guaranteed analyses:
Protein 17,0 %
Fat 8,0 %
Fiber 2,5 %
Ash 4,5 %
Moisture 9,5 %
Phosphorous 0,6 %
Calsium 0,8 %

Vitamin A 20 000 IU/kg
Vitamin D 2 000 IU/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Vitamin C 100 mg/kg
Copper 10 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: Insufficent meat content, low quality ingredients, controversial filler

The primary ingredient in this food is a grain. Corn is not a high quality ingredient, being a difficult to digest grain of limited value. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems. Moreover, dog foods should be based on meat not on grains. 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 ingredient in this food 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.

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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