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Description: INGREDIENTS
Chicken Meal, Rice Flour, Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken, Herring Meal, Brewers Rice, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Lecithin, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL Methionine, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

Crude Protein not less than...................40%
Crude Fat not less than.......................22%
Crude Fiber not more than......................3%
Moisture not more than........................10%


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun December 30, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Some low quality ingredients, fat of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient 7th on the ingredient list. This is too far down to make any significant contribution to the overall meat content of the food. We note this ingredient is fish meal, but find no sign on the manufacturers website of a guarantee that they use only ethoxyquin-free protein sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and that is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic). Chicken, the 6th ingredient, is inclusive of water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredeitn will weigh about 20% of its wet weight. Since ingredients are listed in order of weight, it is likely that this ingredient is not truely the 6th ingredient but would be more accurately placed much further down the list and makes up a very small portion of the food.

The main grain in the food rice flour. Rice flour is a grain fragment that we consider to be primarily filler. Brewers rice, further down the ingredient list, is another byproduct. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product in the food. Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. 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. Tomato pomace is further filler.

There are no fruits/vegetables in the food. 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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