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Description: Metabolized Energy = 599 kcal/cup


Ingredients: Venison Meal, Split Pea, Canola Oil, Dried Pumpkin, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Venison Tripe, Dried Beet Pulp, Coconut Oil, Borage Oil, Primrose Oil, Sun-Cured Kelp, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Whole Clove Garlic, Parsley, Peppermint, Limestone, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Papaya, Rose Hips, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Acetate, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite (Selenium), L-Carnitine, Beta Carotene.


Vitamins & Minerals: Sodium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Biotin, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite (Selenium), Beta Carotene.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 38.0% min.
Crude Fiber 4.4% max.
Crude Fat 20.0% min.
Moisture 8.0% max.
Omega 3** 2.7 % min.
Beta-Carotene** 0.01% min.
Omega 6** 4.2 % min.
Taurine** 0.10% min.

** Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.



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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 ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, as is the seventh. The first is in meal form, and the true first ingredient in the food. The latter is inclusive of water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Split peas are the main carbohydrate source.


Canola oil provides the fat content. Although a single source oil, not all manufacturers agree that canola is good quality. Flaxseed adds to the provision of Omega 3/6 OFAs. Alfalfa meal and whole ground flaxseed are good quality ingredients with good antioxidant properties.


Beet pulp is filler and a controversial ingredient 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.


Overall this looks to be a reasonably good food. It would benefit from higher meat content, but predominantly the ingredients used are good quality. The use of low quality fillers such as beet pulp prevent the food obtaining a higher grading.


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