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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1,289kcal or 3 1/3 cups


Calorie Content
Contains 4105 kilocalories/kilogram or 389 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, brewers rice, corn, chicken fat, natural flavors, dried egg powder, dried brewers yeast, soy protein isolate, dried beet pulp, salmon oil, soya oil, Fructo Oligo Saccharides, potassium chloride, salt, psyllium seed husks, sodium silico aluminate, monocalcium phosphate, brewers yeast extract (source of manno oligo saccharides), Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), folic acid], choline chloride, Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], taurine, marigold extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and citric acid.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 28%
Crude Fat (min) 18%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%


Nutrition Statement
ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet canine INTESTINAL HE28 (dry) and canine INTESTINAL HE (canned) diets are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and maintenance.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
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, low quality grains, controversial filler

This product is a veterinary diet. Our comments relate solely to our opinion of the ingredients used in this product and cannot replace medical advice relating to disease management.


The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat ingredient in the food.


The main grains in the food are rice and corn. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and byproducts, whilst corn is a low quality grain in dog food products, that is difficult to digest and commonly associated with food allergy problems. Soy protein isolate boosts the protein content of the food, but this is very low quality protein compared with that sourced from meat. Soy is another ingredient very commonly associated with food allergy problems and we prefer not to see it used in dog food.


Chicken fat is the fourth ingredient. We note that research at Purdue university has identified fat in the top four ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.


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. The husks of pysllium seeds are further filler.


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