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Description: Calorie Content:
ME as fed
Calculated
3,230 kcal/kg or 310 kcal/8 fl. oz. cup


Ingredients:
Salmon, Salmon Meal,Oatmeal, Whole Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Chicken Meal, Whole Rice, Herring Meal, Dried Potato Product, Dehydrated Vegetables (Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach), Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Green Peas, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Egg Product, Olive Oil (stabilized with mixed tocopherols), Chicken Cartilage (source of Chondroitin), Fresh Whole Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Whole Carrots, Fresh Whole Apples, Kelp, Sea Salt, Sunflower Oil (stabilized with mixed tocopherols), Canola Oil (stabilized with mixed tocopherols), Whole Blueberries, Whole Flaxseed, Lentils, Potassium Chloride, Fresh Spinach, Chicory Root Extract, L-Leucine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Fresh Garlic, Green Tea Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, Lecithin, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Beta Carotene, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum, Enterococcus Faecium, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Rosemary, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K Activity), Selenium Yeast (source of Selenium)


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 6.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Leucine 2.0% min
Calcium 0.9% min
Phosphorus 0.7% min
Vitamin E 150 IU/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 5.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 1.0% min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate* 100 mg/kg min
Carnitine* 350 mg/kg min



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and second ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, some controversial ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is meat inclusive of water content (around 80%). Once this is removed as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh about 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in weight order, it is thus unlikely that this is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. There is a further meat ingredient, this time in meal form, second on the ingredient list. This is likely the true main meat product in the food. We note the inclusion of fish meal ingredients, but do not find any statement on the manufacturers website guaranteeing the use of ethoxyquin-free ingredients (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production, due to the belief that it is carcinogenic). Further meat meal ingredients are 6th and 8th on the ingredient list, but these are a bit too far down to make a substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food.


Oats, barley brown rice (occurs twice) are decent quality grains, however we note that some of the grain products are 'split', without such practice would probably occupy a much higher position on the ingredient list. With three grains in the top five ingredients, this product is heavier in grain than first glance at the ingredient list may suggest. Potato product is not a high quality ingredient, nor is egg product. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs and potatoes. We appreciate the inclusion of a range of fruits/vegetables in the food, but are less pleased to note the presence of synthetic vitamin K which is a substance linked to liver problems and which is progressively being removed from dog food products.


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