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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approx 3 1/3 cups


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3753 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 341 kcal/cup


Ingredients
Lamb Meal, Ground Whole Brown Rice, Ground Whole Rice, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Flax Seed, Avocado Meal, Dried Alfalfa Meal, Avocado Oil, Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B Complex), Copper Sulfate, Zinc Methionine, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 20.00%
Crude Fat (min) 11.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.26%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.76%


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 16,200 IU/KG
Vitamin D 1,400 IU/KG
Vitamin E 123.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 15.00 MG/KG
Riboflavin (B2) 9.20 MG/KG
Pantothenic 37.00 MG/KG
Niacin 70.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine 11.00 MG/KG
Folic Acid 2.00 MG/KG
Biotin 0.175 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.077 MG/KG
Choline 1,800 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.50 %
Phosphorus 1.10 %
Potassium 0.60 %
Sodium 0.30 %
Chloride 0.60 %
Magnesium 0.22 %
Iron 151.00 MG/KG
Copper 8.50 MG/KG
Manganese 21.00 MG/KG
Zinc 162.00 MG/KG
Iodine 5.60 MG/KG
Selenium 0.21 MG/KG


Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 1.10 %
Lysine 0.85 %
Methionine & Cystine 0.54 %
Tryptophan 0.18 %
Histidine 0.35 %
Leucine 1.30 %
Isoleucine 0.74 %
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 1.40 %
Threonine 0.67 %
Valine 1.10 %
Linoleic Acid 2.24 %
Omega -6 2.26 %
Omega -3 0.76 %



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue December 25, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product, uses primarily good quality ingredients
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.


It is likely that the most significant ingredient is rice. Two forms of rice are the second and third ingredients in the food which, if not split (see explanation of splitting on the how we assess the foods page) then the combined rice products would most likely outweight the meat content as the true first ingredient in the food. Rice is a decent quality grain and good carbohydrate source, as is oatmeal, the 4th ingredient. Rice bran is a grain fragment and primarily filler.


Avocado meal and oil are unusual ingredients as avocadoes are believed to be toxic to dogs, although the toxic dose is unknown. The food has a good range of probiotics.


Overall, and with reserved judgement on the use of avocadoes, this product uses primarily good quality ingredients but suffers a little from limited meat content. The macronutrient breakdown is suggestive of a higher meat content than most foods with a single meat meal in the top ingredients, however, and the product just attains a 4* rating although 3* was strongly considered.


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