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Description: Calculated Calories:
Per Pound 2,098.38 cal
Per 8 oz measuring cup 692.468 cal


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, White Rice, Menhaden Fish Meal (Select Grade), Beef Meat & Bone Meal, Lard (the finest land-based source of the longest chain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids), Sunflower Oil (Premium Grade, Non-genetically Engineered Variety, Sunflower Oil is the Only Non-Toxic Oil in the Marketplace), Poultry By-Products Meal, Lamb Fat, Dicaclium Phosphate, Whey Protein Concentrate (Human Grade), Potassium Chloride, Choline Cloride, Salt (Sodium Chloride), di-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (source of natural Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Amino Acid Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamine A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Inositol, Citrus Biodlavanoid Complex, Para Amino Benzoic Acid, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Stomach Substance, Cupric Oxide, Riboflavin, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Chromium GTF, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Cyanocobalamin Concentrate (Vitamin B12).


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein not less than 36.07%
Crude Fat not less than 22.6%
Crude fiber not more than 0.62%
Moisture not more than 6%
Linoleic Acid not less than 6.2%
Calcium min 2.5% max 2.6%
Phosphorus min 1.6% max 1.7%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: first and third ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Byproducts, byproducts of unidentifiable origin, low quality fat

The first and third ingredients in this food are named meat products, in meal form. The second of these is a fish meal product, but we are unable to locate any guarantee on the manufacturer's website that the protein ingredients used in the food are free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish ingredients, but that is banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


Three further meat related products are all by-products. It is impossible to ascertain the quality of by-products, and these ingredients may include 4-D and other condemned meats. Chicken by-product meal is defined by AAFCO as "consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice. “Poultry” by-product meal is similar, but of unidentifiable origin (species). Meat and bone meal is an extremely low quality product of unidentifiable origin and something we would go to great lengths to avoid in any dog food. It is defined as "the rendered product from mammal tissues, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices".


White rice is the main grain in the food, and is of decent quality. Lard, however, is a low quality fat. It is the rendered fat of pigs, of similar quality to tallow. The manufacturer does not disclose the nature of the preservatives used in this product.


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