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Description: Feeding Guideline:
A 50lb active dog should be fed 275-375g / 2 - 3 cups, or 200 - 275 g / 1 - 2 cups for less active dogs


Ingredients:
Fresh salmon (includes chinook. coho and sockeye species), salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, fresh lake whitefish, sweet potato, fresh lake trout, fresh Northern walleye, freshwater cod, fresh herring, sunflower oil, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherals, a natural source of vitamin E), sun-cured alfalfa, dried sea vegetables (brown kelp, Irish moss, dulse and bladder wrack), leeks, psyllium, crab shell, rosemary, lecithin, apples, black currants..


TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS
Chicory root (FOS), licorice root, fennel seed, zea mays, peppermint leaf, marigold flowers, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, rosehips.


ORGANIC MINERALS
Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.


PROBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS
Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product..


PREMIUM VITAMINS
Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin, pyridoxine (source of vitamin B6).


Guaranteed Analysis
Protein 44.0%
Fat 18.0%
Carbohydrate 18.0%
Moisture 10.0%
Fiber 2.5%
Calcium (min.) 1.4%
Calcium (max.) 1.6%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.4%
Omega-6 2.4%
Omega-3 1.3%
Glucosamine 700 mg/kg
Chondroitin 250 mg/kg
Microorganisms 80M cfu/kg
pH 5.0
Ash (min.) 6.5%
Ash (max.) 7.0%
Botanical Analysis
Chicory root 500 mg/kg
Licorice root 400 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 300 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 300 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg
Rosehips 150 mg/kg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 34 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 1.9 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 450 IU/kg
Vitamin K 2.5 IU/kg
Vitamin B12 443 IU/kg
Thiamine 50 mg/kg
Riboflavin 46 mg/kg
Niacin 240 mg/kg
Pan. acid 40 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 32 mg/kg
Biotin 0.6 mg/kg
Folic acid 2.8 mg/kg
Choline 4400 mg/kg
Ascorbic acid 65 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.66 mg/kg


AMINO ACIDS
Taurine 0.22 mg/kg
T. Lysine 1.8%
T. Threonine 1.7%
T. Methionine 1.3%
T. Isoleucine 2.1%
T. Leucine 2.1%
T. Valine 2.2%
T. Arginine 3.3%
T. Phen. 1.4%
T. Histidine 1.1%
T. Cystine 0.5%


MINERALS
Sodium 0.25%
Chloride 0.6%
Potassium 0.7%
Magnesium 0.09%
Sulphur 0.4%
Iron 270 mg/kg
Zinc 270 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg
Manganese 20 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.5 mg/kg
Iodine 6 mg/kg
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg


** Manufacturer-provided statement on use of Ethoxyquin: "All ingredients are purchased ethoxyquin free and we maintain written quality protocols and supplier agreements to this effect. All ORIJEN fish meals are preserved exclusively with NATUR-OX (a blend of rosemary and mixed tocopherals), and our fresh fish are truly FRESH -arriving without any preservatives what-so-ever."



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun December 23, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, high meat content, grainless, good quality ingredients throughout
Cons:

The first two ingredients of this food are named meat products, the second of which is in meal form. The first ingredient is meat inclusive of water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). However, since it is followed by a meat meal ingredient ahead of the carbohydrate content and thereafter by a further meat meal and fresh meat ingredinet, we can have high confidence in the level of meat content of the food. There are further meat (fish) ingredients 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th on the ingredient list which, although not contributing significantly to the overall meat content, further increases our confidence in the food, as does the macronutrient breakdown.


The food uses salmon oil rather than fat, providing a good source of omega 3 and 6 OFAs.


There are no grains in this food. Potato is the starch content holding it together. There is a range of fruits/vegetables in the food, and a good range of probiotics.


This food is outstanding in that it contains no grains whatsoever. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet.


The protein and calcium content of this food is quite high for puppies and may be more suitable for adult dogs, particularly in the case of large breeds.


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