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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed about 280g

Rice, fresh turkey meat (min. 15%), dehydrated fishmeal, dehydrated turkey meat, cornoil, rice glutenmeal, fructo-oligosaccharides, vitamins and minerals, choline chloride, dendelion, milk thistle, cultivated cabbage.
Preserved with Vitamin E.

Guaranteed analysis
Moisture 8,00%
Crude protein 22,00%
Crude oils and fats 12,50%
Crude fibre 2,80%
Crude ash 6,20%
Calcium 1,20%
Phosphorus 0,90%
Vitamin A 18.000 U.I./Kg
Vitamin D3 1.350 U.I./Kg
Vitamin E 265 mg/Kg
Copper 20 mg/kg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat January 19, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: Second, third and fourth ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, some mixed quality grain

The first ingredient in this food is a grain. Rice is a decent quality grain, but is still a grain which is not a natural foodstuff for a canine. Dog food products should be based on meat rather than grain.

The second ingredient is a named meat product. This is not in meal form. Fresh ingredients are inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, and the dehydrated ingredient would probably be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. It is followed by two named meat meal ingredients, which gives us some confidence about the meat content of the food. However, we also have an indication that the amount of these ingredients is each less than 15% of the food (but not how much less than 20%). This confirms the above about the food being based on grain rather than meat, and users of this product might consider supplementing the diet with meat. We note that one of these is a fish meal ingredient, but find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer's site that they use only ethoxyquin-free protein sources in the product (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).

Corn oil is the major fat source in the food. Although a single source oil, not all agree that this is good quality. Corn is also commonly associated with food allergies in dogs. Rice gluten meal is "the dried residue from rice after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of rice starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm". Although a grain fragment, and inferior to whole rice, this ingredient is better quality than the gluten meal from corn which is an ingredient we prefer not to see used. Overall, the grain content of the food is of mixed quality but excludes really low quality grains.

The food has added vitamins and minerals, but no information about these is given and it may contain synthetics.

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