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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 15lb dog should be fed 3/4 - 1 cup

Calorie Content (ME):
Kcal/Kg = 3,770 (calculated)
Kcal/Cup = 492 (as fed)

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Barley, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Fish Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseed, Alfalfa Meal, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Kelp Meal, Blueberries, Cranberries, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron),Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein 26.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
L-Carnitine* 100 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.25% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.50% min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat December 29, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first is chicken, inclusive of water content (around 80%). Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dry product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in weight order, it is thus likely that this is not the true first ingredient in the food but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. Since it is followed by a meat meal ingredient (already dehydrated), however, this does not cause concern in respect of the overall meat content of the food.

There is a further meat meal ingredient 8th on the ingredient list. This is too far down to make a substantial contribution to the overall meat content of the food. We note also that this is a fish meal ingredient, but find no sign on the manufacturers website of a guarantee that they purchase only ethoxyquin-free ingredients (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish ingredients and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).

There are three grain ingredients, plus potatoes behind the main meat ingredient and ahead of the fat content. These are all decent quality ingredients and good carbohydrate sources, but the food starts to appear excessively heavy in grain content and light in meat. Tomato pomace is primarily filler.

We appreciate the range of whole fruits/vegetables in the food and the good range of probiotics. Black malted barley, however, is an unneccessary source of sugar and likely to contribute to yeast problems.

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