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Description: Ingredients:
Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Peas, Organic Extruded Soybean Seeds, Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Chicken Fat preserved with mixed Tochopherols (form of Vitamin E), Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Salmon Meal, Organic Flaxseed Meal, Dried Whole Egg, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Calcium Iodate], Choline Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentatiion Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract and Fermentation Solubles, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate.


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 28.0%
Crude Fat (min) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Calcium (min) 1.0%
Phosphorus (min) 0.90%
Omega 6 Fatty Acid* (min) 3.60%
Omega 3 Fatty Acid* (min) 0.60%


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


AAFCO Statement: 100% Complete and Balanced ORGANIX® Puppy Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and development.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon February 4, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and second ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content, some low quality protein

The first ingredient is a named meat product. This is not a meat meal, but is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in order of weight, it is thus unlikely that this is truely the first ingredient in the food, but would be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list as a minor ingredient in the food. The second ingredient is a named meat meal, in meal form, which is the true first ingredient in the food.


Peas are the next ingredient, and make up much of the carbohydrate content of the food as well as boosting the protein content. Soybean seeds similarly boost the protein content, but both are low quality, less digestible protein than that obtained from meat. Barley and rice are decent quality grains, but this product is rather light in meat content. We appreciate organic ingredients, but not at the expense of species-appropriate nutrition. There is one further meat ingredient in the food, salmon meal, 10th on the ingredient list. This is far too far down to make any significant contribution to the overall meat content of the food. We appreciate the use of whole eggs in this product, and the range of probiotics.


We note that glucosamine and chondroitin are listed in the analysis. We also note that the amounts in this product are far below useful levels and, as is the case with all foods advertising the inclusion of these substances (which are contained in all products containing meat and bone), we consider this to be a gimmick. If these supplements are required, they would be more usefully added in much greater quantity as dietary supplements.


Overall, the product uses primarily good quality ingredients, though we would prefer not to see the use of soy ingredients. It has very limited meat content, however, and users might consider supplementing this diet with meat.


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