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Description: Ingredients
Poultry Meal, Wheat, Poultry Fat, Corn, Wheat Flour, Wheat Shorts, Beet Pulp, Protein-Hydrolysate, Dried Brewers Yeast, Sodium, Limestone, Chicory Powder, Yeast.


Typical Analysis
Crude Protein 28.5%
Crude Fat 18.3%
Crude Fibre 2.3%
Moisture 8.0%
Crude Ash 7.3%
Calcium 1.35%
Phosphorous 1.00%
Potassium 0.65%
Sodium 0.40%
Magnesium 0.13%


Vitamins
Vit. A 18000 iu/kg
Vit D3 1450 iu/kg
Vit E (Alpha-Tocopherolacetat) 180 iu/kg
Copper (as copper-II-sulfate, pentahydrate) 11 iu/kg
Metabolizable Energy 16.4 MJ/kg
Omega 3 0.32%
Omega 6 3.60%
Ratio Omega 6/Omega 3 11.3:1


Expected contents of other vitamins and trace elements (not guaranteed)
Vit. B1 14 mg/kg
Vit. B2 14 mg/kg
Vit. B6 8 mg/kg
Vit. B12 120 mcg/kg
Biotin 600 mcg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 36 mg/kg
Nicotenic Acid 60 mg/kg
Colic Acid 3 mg/kg
Vit. K 1 mg/kg
Vit. C 84 mg/kg
Choline Chloride 2.5 mg/kg
Iron 150 mg/kg
Zinc 210 mg/kg
Manganese 30 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.4 mg/kg
Iodine 3 mg/kg
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg


Additives
Vitamin A 18000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 1450 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherolacetat) 180 IU/kg
Copper (as copper-II-sulfate, pentahydrate) 11 IU/kg


With Antioxidants (extracts of tocopherols of natural origin, propyl gallate)



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Wed January 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Insufficient meat content, meat and fat ingredients of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a meat product of unidentifiable origin. It is in meal form. We prefer not to see the use of unidentified "poultry" or "meat" products in dog foods. These are almost always very low quality, and it is impossible to identify species or source. The fat ingredient, third on the ingredient list, is also of unidentifiable species and source and similarly a very low quality 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. Protein hydrolysate (usually from whey) is a low quality means of boosting the protein content of the food.


The main grains in the food are wheat and corn. Wheat is believed by many to be the number one cause of food allergy problems in dogs. As wheat shorts this consists of "fine particles of wheat bran, wheat germ, wheat flour, and the offal from the “tail of the mill”. This product must be obtained in the usual process of commercial milling and must contain not more than 7% crude fiber". In simpler terms, the floor sweepings from processing of wheat for flour and other products. Wheat flour (in dog food commonly a byproduct of human food production) is a further grain fragment we consider primarily filler. Corn is of limited value, being a difficult to digest grain that is also commonly implicated in food allergies. It is, at least, a whole grain.


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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