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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 - 4 cups


Calorie Content:
1550 kcal ME/LB. 3410 kcal ME/kg. 323 kcal ME/cup (calculated).


INGREDIENTS: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewer's Rice Ground Whole Grain Barley, Out Groats, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, (form of Vitamin E), Dried Carrots, Dried Bananas, Dried Apples, Fish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cultured Whey, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Chicken Cartlidge, Dried Papayas, Dried Blueberries, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Oxide, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Maganese Proteinate, L-Carnitine, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin K1 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, (source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2) Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Cobalt Carbonate, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentaion Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract and Fermentation Solubles.


323 kcal per 8 oz measuring cup of Natural Ultramix Large Breed Adult Canine Formula.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein, min 26.00%
Crude Fat, min 11.00%
Crude Fiber, max 4.00%
Moisture, max 10.00%
Calcium, min 0.90%
Phosphorus, min 0.75%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids, min 2.00%*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids min 0.30%*
L-Carnitine, min 30.00 mg/ kg*
Glucosamine, min 400.00 ppm*
Chondroitin, min 100.00 ppm*


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


Natural Ultramix Large Breed Adult Canine Formula 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: 3953
Review Date: Tue January 29, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, primarily good quality ingredients
Cons: Some mixed quality grain ingredients, insufficient meat content

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat 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 a meat meal ingredient, however, we retain some confidence in the overall meat content of the food. There are further meat ingredients 6th and 11th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a substantial portion of the food. We note the presence of a fish ingredient, but find no sign on the manufacturer website of a guarantee that only ethoxyquin-free protein ingredients are used in the food (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish meal ingredients, and which is banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The primary grain in the food is brewers rice. This is not a good quality grain, and is a byproduct. Barley and oat groats are good quality. The food has a range of fruits and vegetables, and a good range of probiotics.


Overall, the product uses primarily good quality ingredients, but does have some mixed quality in the grain content and limited meat content that put a 3* rating under consideration. Users might consider supplementing with additional meat.


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