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Description: Metabolizable Energy 3640 Kcal/Kg


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with Vitamin E), Whole Oats, Fish Meal, Chicken, Chicken Digest, Pea Fiber, Dried Whole Eggs, Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Dicalcium phosphate, Dried Brewer’s Yeast, Salt, Kelp Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract (a source of FOS), Marigold Extract (a source of Lutein), Vitamin C, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc proteinate, 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. 25.0%
Crude Fat min. 17.0%
Crude Fibre max. 3.0%
Moisture max. 10.0%
Crude Ash max. 7.2%
Calcium min. 1.2%
Phosphorus min. 0.9%
Copper min. 19.0 mg/Kg
Zinc min. 230.0 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. 3.7 mg/Kg
Sodium min. 0.40%



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Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a further meat meal ingredient, fish meal, 6th on the ingredient list. We find no guarantee on the manufacturers website that protein sources are ethoxyquin-free (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic). Further meat ingredients are 7th and 8th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make any significant contribution to the overall meat content of the food. One is chicken, 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. Another, “Digest” is material which results from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed tissue. Although from a named source, digest is a low quality ingredient that is not found in high quality products.


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.


There are no fruits/vegetables in the food, though we appreciate the inclusion of whole eggs. 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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