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Description: feeding guideline:
A 25 kg dog should be fed 280 to 350 grams


Ingredients:
Poultry meal, ground yellow corn, ground wheat, wheat middlings, ground barley, lamb meal, ground rice, poultry fat (preserved with Vitamin E), dried beet pulp, sodium chloride, chicken digest, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dried brewers yeast, choline chloride, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K (menadione), Vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, ferrous sulphate, manganous oxide, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein min. 22.0%
Crude Fat min. 12.0%
Crude Fibre max. 3.5%
Moisture max. 10.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Thu January 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Insufficient meat content, meat and fat of unidentifiable origin, low quality grains, controversial filler

The first ingredient, poultry meal, is a meat meal product but is not one named by species. This is a concern as it makes it impossible to identify the source, quality or consistency of the ingredient. Ingredients of unidentifiable source are usually very low quality, cheap ingredients and are not found in higher quality products. There is a second meat meal ingredient, this time named by species, 6th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make a substantial difference to the overall meat content of the food.


The food is primarily comprised of low quality grains. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems.Wheat is believed by many to be the leading cause of food allegy problems in dogs and in middlings form is a grain fragment (the remnants of wheat after milling) and filler. Barley and rice are decent quality grains, but are only minor ingredients in the food.


Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient rarely found in anything but very low quality foods. Poultry fat is an ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


We note the use of synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems.


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