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


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


Composition
Protien (min)% 30.0
Fat (min)% 15.0
Linoleic Acid (min)% 1.0
Fibre (max)% 4.0
Moisture (max)% 10.0


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


Minerals
Calcium Phosophorus ratio 1.5:1
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

Amino Acids MG per/kg
Taurine 500


Available in minis or regular
(minis are the size of a pea and regular a medium size triangle.)



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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: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality grain and other ingredients, fat of unidentifiable origin

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. The fourth 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 grains in the food are primarily low quality. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems. Rice is a decent quality grain, but bran is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler.


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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