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Description: Metabolizable Energy 3500 Kcal/Kg


Ingredients:
Lamb Meal, Ground Rice, Lamb, Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with Vitamin E), Soy Protein Isolate, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavours, Flaxseed, Hemp Oil, Salt, Potassium chloride, Kelp Meal, Mannanoligosaccharides (MOS), Choline Chloride, Vitamin C, Chicory Root Extract (a source of FOS), Zinc proteinate, Selenium, Marigold Extract (a source of Lutein), Yucca Schidigera Extract Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K (menadione), Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Niacin, Dicalcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ferrous Sulphate, Iron proteinate, Manganous oxide, Manganese proteinate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Copper proteinate, Calcium iodate, Cobalt Proteinate, Beta carotene, Sodium selenite


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min. 24.0%
Crude Fat min. 15.0%
Crude Fibre max. 3.5%
Moisture max. 10.0%
Crude Ash max. 7.8%
Calcium min. 1.7%
Phosphorus min. 0.9%
Copper min. 18.0 mg/Kg
Zinc min. 220.0 mg/Kg
Vitamin A min 12,000.0 IU/Kg
Vitamin D3 min 1,200.0 IU/Kg
Vitamin E min. 125.0 IU/Kg
Vitamin B6 min. 3.6 mg/Kg
Sodium min. 0.38%



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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: First and third ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

The first and third ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first is in meal form, but the second is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, and the dehydrated ingredient would probably be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. Soy protein is added to increase the protein content of the food, but this is very low quality protein compared to that sourced from meat. Soy is also strongly linked to allergy problems and we prefer not to see it used in dog food.


The main grain in the food is. Rice is a decent quality grain, when whole but in flour form is a grain fragment (commonly a byproduct of human food production) that we consider primarily filler. Pea fiber is further filler. Chicken fat is the fourth ingredient. We note that research at Purdue university has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


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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