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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 709kcal or 3 cups for weight loss

Calorie Content
Contains 3526 kilocalories/kilogram or 234 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

Chicken meal, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, ground corn, ground wheat, natural flavors, cellulose powder, chicken fat, monocalcium phosphate, salmon oil, potassium chloride, beet pulp, calcium carbonate, salt, soybean oil, sodium tripolyphosphate, choline chloride, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin, biotin, riboflavin (vitamin B2), D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement], trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], taurine, L-carnitine, green tea polyphenols, marigold extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, and citric acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 32%
Crude Fat (min) 7.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 5%
Moisture (max) 10%

Nutrition Statement
ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet canine CALORIE CONTROL CC 32 HIGH PROTEIN and ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet canine CALORIE CONTROL CC™ HIGH PROTEIN IN GEL are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding as part of a veterinary-supervised weight loss program


Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Sat January 5, 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, prolific use of low quality and controversial fillers

This product is a veterinary diet, indicated for weight loss. We would note that it is not necessary to feed low quality fillers to achieve weight loss and there are far better foods available for this purpose. We do note that the product is not nutritionally adequate for, nor intended for anything other than short term use.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat ingredient in the food. The remainder of the product is a series of low quality filler ingredients.

Corn is a low quality grain in dog food products, that is difficult to digest and commonly associated with food allergy problems. Corn Gluten Meal is the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm. In plain English, that bit of the corn leftover after most of the nutritious bits have been removed. Wheat suffers similar comments, being considered by many to be the number one cause of food allergy problems in dog food. Brewers rice is a further low quality grain and byproduct. Cellulose is “purified, mechanically disintegrated cellulose prepared by processing alpha cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant materials”: otherwise known as sawdust.

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.

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