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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1 3/4 - 2 cups

Metabolizable Energy
3485 kcal/kg
376 kcal/cup

Whitefish, Red Milo, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Vitamin E), Potato Flour, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (Whole Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Spinach, Blueberries, Cranberries and Pumpkin), Natural Flavors, Milk calcium, Flaxseed, Sun Dried Alfalfa, Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Oat Fiber, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, Chicory Root Powder (a source of FOS), Kelp Meal, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Bacterial Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium), Bee Pollen, Spirulina, Bromelain, Papain, Vitamin C, Mannanoligosaccharides, Selenium, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Devilís Claw Extract, Glucosamine Sulphate, Chondroitin Sulphate, Grape Seed Extract, Hawthorne Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K (menadione), Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Niacin, Dicalcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Tocotrienols, Lycopenes, Ferrous Sulphate, Iron proteinate, Manganous oxide, Manganese proteinate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Copper proteinate, Calcium iodate, Cobalt Proteinate, Beta carotene.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min. 23.0%
Crude Fat min. 13.0%
Crude Fibre max. 4%
Moisture max. 10%
Calcium min. 0.9%
Phosphorous min. 0.8%
Copper min. 19 mg/kg
Zinc min. 205 mg/kg
Vitamin A min. 12000 IU/kg
Vitamin D min. 1200 IU/kg
Vitamin E min. 125 IU/kg
Vitamin B6 min. 3.6 mg/kg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 16, 2008 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, some filler

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. This is the sole meat product in the food, but is not in meal form. Fresh ingredients are 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. In short, it is unlikely that this product has as much meat content as the labelling first suggests.

Red milo is a grain more commonly found in bird seed mix and cattle feed than in dog food, possibly because of its relatively low protein content. Both pea and potato protein are included as the next ingredients, and are likely to make up a substantial amount of the overall protein in the food. Potato flour is produced from whole potatoes, and is a reasonable quality ingredient. The food contains a good range of fruits and vegetables, as well as a good range of probiotics. We note the inclusion of synthetic vitamin K, a substance alleged by some to be linked to liver problems. Pea and oat fiber and tomato pomace are fillers.

Overall, the product is primarily comprised of decent quality ingredients. It suffers, however, from a low apparent meat content and users might consider adding meat to this diet.

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