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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 5lb dog should be fed 1/2 - 7/8 cup


Calorie Content
This product contains 4160 kilocalories/kilogram or 355 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients
Chicken meal, brown rice, rice, oatmeal, chicken fat, wheat gluten, natural chicken flavor, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), rice hulls, anchovy oil, soya oil, dried brewers yeast, dried egg powder, sodium silico aluminate, salt, potassium chloride, fructo-oligosaccharides, calcium sulfate, sodium tripolyphosphate, DL-methionine, taurine*, Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C*), d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], choline chloride, magnesium oxide, marigold extract (Calendula officinalis L.), Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], tea (green tea extract), L-Carnitine, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and citric acid.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Minimum 25.0%
Crude Fat Minimum 16.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 3.5%
Moisture Maximum 10.5%
Vitamin E Minimum 600 IU/kg
Vitamin C* Minimum 300 mg/kg
Tea (Green Tea Extract)* Minimum 150 mg/kg
Lutein* Minimum 10 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.


Nutritional Statement:
MINI TOY INDOOR ADULT 25 is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient in the food is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

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


The main grains are rice, oatmeal and wheat. Rice and oatmeal are good quality ingredients, but wheat is not. Wheat is believed by many to be the number one allergy causing ingredient in dog food and we prefer not to see it used. Wheat Gluten is the dried residue from wheat 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 wheat leftover after most of the nutritious bits have been removed. Rice hulls (the outer casings of rice) are pure filler. Soy products (in this case, oil) are another substance linked to allergy problems and that we prefer not to see used in dog food.


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. Rice hulls (outer casings of rice) are further filler.


Overall, this product has been given a 3* rating primarily on its first four ingredients. Remaining ingredients are largely of low quality though, and the product is close to a 2* rating.


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