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Description: Feeding Guide:
1 - 1 1/2 cups per 10kg of dog weight


Ingredients: Ground corn, beef meal, blood meal, bran, animal fats, fish meal, fish oil, potassium bicarbonate, salt, garlic, kelp, rosemary, added vitamins and minerals.


Composition
Protien (min)% 20.0
Fat (min)% 10.0
Linoleic Acid (min)% 1.0
Fibre (max)% 4.0
Moisture (max)% 10.0


Minerals
Calcium Phosophorus ratio 1.4:1
Sodium (min)% 0.3
Chloride (min)% 0.45
Potassium (min)% 0.6


Minerals (min) mg/kg of dog biscuit
Iron 100
Niacin 20
Copper 8
Pantothenic Acid 10
Manganese 6
Folic Acid 0.5
Zinc 125
Biotin 0.15
Cobalt 2
Choline 1200
Iodine 1.5
Selenium 0.2


Vitamins (min) iu/kg of dog biscuit
Vitamin A 8000
Vitamin D 800
Vitamin E 80
Vitamin K 1.5
Vitamin C 50
Vitamin B1 3
Vitamin B2 6
Vitamin B6 3
Vitamin B12 0.03


Amino Acids MG per/kg
Taurine 500


Available in Mini's, Buttons and Nuggets
(minis are the size of a pea, buttons the old ten cent piece, and nuggets the size of a chicken nugget.)



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu January 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality grains, fat of unidentifiable origin, low quality ingredients

The first ingredient in this food is a grain. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems. Even if this had been a good quality grain, we would have noted that grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines and that dog food products should be based on meat not on grains. As it is, the primary ingredient in this food is both grain and low quality. Bran is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler.


The second ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. The second ingredient, blood meal, has no official definition for feedstuffs and is more commonly found in garden fertilizer. The fat content of the food is similarly low quality and unidentifiable by species or source. "Animal" fat could be anything - described by AAFCO as "obtained from the tissues of mammals and/or poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids". Fish meal is the 6th ingredient, but we find no sign on the manufacturer's website of a guarantee that only ethoxyquin-free protein ingredients are used in this food (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish ingredients, and that is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The food has added vitamins and minerals, but no information about these is given and it may contain synthetics. Likewise, the preservative is undisclosed and may be chemical preservatives such as ethoxyquin, BHT and BHA which are allowed in pet products but are banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that they are carcinogenic.


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