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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 3-1/2 cups


INGREDIENTS:
Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Oat Groat, Potato Meal, Fish Meal, Canola Oil, Whole Pearled barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavour, Flax Seed Meal, Monosodium Phosphate, Lecithin, Choline Chloride, Salt, L-Lysine, D/L Methionine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Glucosamine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS :
Crude Protein, not less than 23.0%
Crude Fat, not less than 11.0%
Crude Fiber, not more than 4.0%
Moisture, not more than 11.0%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sat March 22, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, controversial filler, some mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a further meat meal 5th on the ingredient list. We note this is a fish meal ingredient, but find no sign on the manufacturer's site that all protein ingredients purchased are preserved with substances other than ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish meal ingredients, but that is banned or heavily regulated in human food due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The main grains in the food are rice and oats, both of which are decent quality. Potato meal is not a precisely defined ingredients, and is likely to be the remains, culls and rejects of human food production. Canola oil, although a single source oil, is not agreed by all to be good quality.


Beet pulp is a controversial filler. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


The presence of some amount of probiotics is appreciated. Glucosamine, although specified on the ingredient list is not present in useful quantities for any therapudic purpose (as is the case for all dog food products) and we consider highlighting these to be a gimmick. We note the presence of synthetic vitamin K - a substance alleged by some to be linked to liver problems and which is progressively being removed from better quality products.


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