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Description: Ingredients:
Brown Rice, Whole Chicken, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Oat Fiber, Duck, Lamb Meal, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Canola Oil, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols-a source of vitamin E, Citric Acid), Brewers Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Sodium Chloride, Parsley Flakes, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplements, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Lysine, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Copper Proteinate, Grape Seed Oil, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Inositol, Folic Acid (Vitamin B, Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D-3), Biotin, Ethylene Diamine Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Cobalt Sulfate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 16.5%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fat (minimum) 6%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 5%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (minimum) 3%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (minimum) 0.5%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue November 22, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Insufficient meat product in the food.

The primary ingredient in this food is rice. Rice is a decent quality grain, but we believe that dog food should be based on meat, not on grains. It is not necessary to reduce the content of the most nutritious ingredient in order to reduce calories in dog food.


The first named meat product is the second ingredient in the food, and there is a further meat ingredient fourth. The primary meat ingredient is chicken inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight).


There are further meat ingredients at 8th and 9th respectively, but these are too far down the ingredient list to make up a substantive portion of the food. One of those ingredients is at least in meal form.

Barley and oatmeal are the third and fourth ingredients, and are decent quality. Potatoes are a useful inclusion, but oat fibre we consider to be filler.


The low rating given to this food is due to its low meat content. It is not necessary to reduce the content of the most nutritious ingredient in order to reduce calories in dog food, especially when it is then replaced by carbohydrate.


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