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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3.2 Cups - 306.75 g, 1,069.33 Kcal/day


Calorie Content:
3,486 kcal/kg (86 g = 1 cup)
330 kcal/cup (3.0 oz = 1 cup)

Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, chicken meal, barley, brown rice, potatoes, rice, chicken fat, citric acid, natural flavors, flaxseed meal, herring oil, sunflower oil, apples, carrots, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, egg, garlic, potassium chloride, ascorbic acid, chicory root extract, beta carotene, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, rosemary extract, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, direct-fed microbials, vitamins/minerals

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 26 %
Crude Fat (min) 10 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min) 2 %
Calcium (min) 1.1 %
Phosphorus (min) 0.85 %
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Vitamin C (min) 500 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.2 %
Glucosamine (min) 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms (min) 90,000,000 CFU/lb


Typical analysis:
Moisture 7.22 %
Protein 27.2 %
Fat 11.1 %
Linoleic Acid 1.83 %
Omega 3 0.26 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.05 %
Carbohydrates 48.77 %
Fiber 1.86 %
Ash 5.04 %
Calcium 1.02 %
Phosphorous 0.86 %
Magnesium 0.12 %
Sodium 0.21 %
Potassium 0.72 %
Chloride 0.24 %
Iron 252 mg/kg
Zinc 253 mg/kg
Copper 23 mg/kg
Iodine 2.4 mg/kg
Manganese 38 mg/kg
Selenium 0.37 mg/kg
Arginine 1.85 %
Histidine 0.44 %
Isoleucine 0.84 %
Leucine 0.35 %
Lysine 1.58 %
Methionine 0.56 %
Met-Cysteine 0.84 %
Phenylalanine 1.02 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.77 %
Threonine 0.94 %
Tryptophan 0.22 %
Valine 1.12 %
Taurine 1000 mg/kg
Choline 1917 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.96 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5.44 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 45.3 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 3.76 mg/kg
Folic Acid 3.31 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 18.33 mg/kg
Biotin 0.76 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 870 ug/kg
Vitamin A 20157 IU/kg
Vitamin C 526 mg/kg
Vitamin D 1999 IU/kg
Vitamin E 350 IU/kg
Vitamin K 289 ug/kg
Glucosamine 679 mg/kg
Glucosamine 64 mg/cup
Chondroitin Sulfate 555 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate 52 mg/cup
ME 3557 kcal/kg
ME 330 kcal/cup


Nutritional Adequacy
Innova Large Breed Senior Dog Food has been formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance. This product is intended for mature large breed dogs of 5 years of age or older. It is NOT intended for growing puppies or dogs under 2 years of age.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun January 8, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First three ingredients are named meat products, uses good quality ingredients throughout.
Cons:

The first three ingredients in this food are all named meat products. The first two of these are meat inclusive of water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that these ingredients would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). However, since they are followed by a meat meal ingredient, we can have confidence in the level of meat content of the food. There is a further meat ingredient 10th on the list, but this is too far down to make up a substantive portion of the food. It is herring, a good natural source of Omega essential fatty acids.


The main grains are barley and rice. Both are whole grains and good quality sources of carbohydrates and additional protein. Potatoes are likewise a good quality carbohydrate source. The food contains a range of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole eggs. Sunflower oil is a good quality source of linoleic acid.


Overall, this is a very good quality food with a good amount of meat and that uses high quality ingredients throughout. The food contains no fillers, grain fragments, or other nasties that commonly cause problems for dogs.


This is an excellent senior dog food - this food is lower in fat than most, but unlike some lower quality foods around, it does not lower the calorie content of the food by removing all the meat and nutritious bits.


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