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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2.5 cups


Kilo cal/cup 400 - 425


Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Brewer's Rice, Rice Flour, Wheat, Oats, Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary and Citric Acid), Ground Flax, Natural Chicken Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Whole Dried Egg, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Herbal Premix (Yucca Schidigera, Garlic, Rosemary, Ginger), Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, DL Methionine, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, 1-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, Inositol, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylendiamone Dihydriodide Menadione Bisulfate Complex Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min.) 20%
Crude Fat (Min.) 8%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4%
Moisture (Max.) 10%
Ash (Max.) 9%
Omega 6 1.89
Omega 3 0.42
Vitamin E (Min.) 107 IU
Calcium/Phosphorus 1.43/1



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
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, some low quality ingredients, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. It is the sole meat product in the food.


The grains in the product are of mixed quality. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and byproduct, whilst rice flour (in dog food, commonly a byproduct of human food production) is a grain fragment we consider primarily filler. Wheat, whilst apparently a whole grain in this food, is believed by many to be the leading cause of food allergies in dog food products. Oats are a good quality grain, but very much the minor ingredient in this product.


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.


We appreciate the inclusion of whole eggs in this food, but 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.


Overall, this product uses a number of low quality ingredients and appears to have minimal meat content.


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