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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 3 7/8 cups


Ingredients:
Ground rice, soybean meal, cracked pearled barley, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, salt, dehydrated carrots, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), inositol, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, beta-carotene, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), garlic oil, minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), onion extract, garlic powder, rosemary extract.


Guaranteed Analysis


Crude Protein 21.0%
Crude Fat 8.0%
Crude Fiber 4.40%
Moisture 10.0%
Iron 100 mg/kg
Copper 10 mg/kg
Zinc 140 mg/kg
Selenium 0.25 mg/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Omega-3 fatty acids* 0.60%
Omega-6 fatty acids* 1.90%
Beta-Carotene* 5 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 2, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Vegetarian product, mixed quality ingredients

This product is a vegetarian recipe, and as such is not a species-appropriate diet. Canines are not obligate carnivores, meaning that they can survive on substances other than meat. But survive is different to thrive and canines are still carnivores requiring a meat based diet to thrive. There are some individuals for whom allergy problems may make meat proteins problematic, thus this review takes into account only the quality of ingredients and ignores the absence of meat.


The first ingredient is rice, which is a decent quality grain. The main protein content comes from soybean meal. Soy is not high quality protein compared to meat, but is one of the better options where meat is unsuitable. Soy is, however, a product commonly associated with allergies in dogs and we generally prefer not to see it used. Barley is a further decent quality grain. Canola oil is the main source of fat. Although a single source oil, it is not of the highest quality. The food contains a very small amount of vegetable matter in the form of carrots.


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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