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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken, brown rice, chicken meal, oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato starch, dried tomato pomace, natural flavor, fish meal, flax, dried egg product, monosodium phosphate, brewers dried yeast, canola oil, dried cheese, extract of chicory, apples, blueberries, spinach, sweet potatoes, dried kelp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, yucca schidigera extract, ginger, garlic, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, probiotics (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product,dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product,dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus lactis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus diacetylactis fermentation product),vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, extract of rosemary, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, vitamin A acetate, tuna oil, sage, niacin supplement

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (minimum) 28%
Fat (minimum) 16%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Fiber (maximum) 3%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Wed January 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and third ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat conent, mixed quality ingredients.

The first and third ingredients are named meat products. The first 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). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but since it is followed by the meal form, we can accept the amount of meat product in the food. There is a further meat ingredient (fish) 9th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a substantial portion of the food. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


The main grains are rice and oatmeal, both of which are good quality sources of carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Potato starch and tomato pomace are fillers. We appreciate the inclusion of some amount of fruit and vegetables in the food, but would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product.


Overall, this product uses primarily good quality ingredients. Our level of confidence in the quantity of meat products, however, is not as high as for most foods in this class.


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