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Description: Feeding guideline
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2 1/4 cups


Calories Analysis on an as fed basis
Per kilogram 3,270 kcal
Per cup ME 350 cal


Ingredients
Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Potatoes, Dried Ground Potato, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Pea Fiber, Tomato Pomace, Natural Fish Flavor, Flaxseed, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Vitamins & Minerals, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Products, Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein min. 34%
Crude Fat min. 14%
Crude Fiber max. 7%
Moisture max. 10%
Calcium max. 2.1%
Phosphorus max. 1.5%
Vitamin E min. 500 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* min. 2.00%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* min. 0.80%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* min. 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* min. 200 mg/kg
Total Micro-organisms* min. 80,000,000 CFU/lb


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


Nutritional Adequacy Guarantee
Wellness CORE Ocean Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Tue January 29, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First four ingredients are named meat products, grainless, good overall meat content, quality ingredients throughout
Cons:

The first four ingredients in this food are named meat (fish) products. The first of these is meat inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once the water is removed as it must be to create a dry product, this ingredients will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus unlikely that it is truely the first ingredient, but would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. Since it is followed by three meat meal ingredients, however, this does nothing to diminish our confidence in the overall meat content of the food, which is further supported by the macronutrient breakdown. We appreciate the manufacturers statement regarding the use of ethoxyquin-free protein sources in the food.


Potatoes are the primary carbohydrate and starch source, with further fruits and vegetables amongst the minor ingredients. Tomato pomace and pea fiber are fiber sources we consider primarily filler. This food uses canola oil as the primary fat source, which although not the highest quality oil is supported by salmon oil for additional omega 3 & 6 OFAs. The food contains a useful range of probiotics.


Overall, this appears a quality product with a good amount of meat included. We are pleased to see another grainless product on the market, offering a more natural diet for canines.


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