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Description: Containing:
Maize, Chicken Meat Meal, Rice, Beet Pulp, Full Fat Linseed, Peas, Chicken Fat, Prairie Meal, Alfalfa, Tomato, Yeast, Carrot, Leek, Herbs, Blackcurrant Extract, Glucosamine, Manna-Oligosaccharides, with EEC permitted anti oxidants: Mixed tocopherols, Vitamin C and Rosemary Extract.


Analysis:
Protein: 17%,
Oil: 7.0%,
Fibre: 3.75%,
Ash: 6.0%,
Vit A 17000ii/kg,
Vit D 1700iu/kg,
Vit E 230mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content, mixed quality ingredients

The first ingredient is maize (corn). Maize is a difficult to digest grain, of limited value in dog food products. It is also commonly associated with food allergies and is not an ingredient we consider to be of high quality. The second ingredient is a named meat product, in meal form. This is the sole meat product in the food.


Rice and linseed (flaxseed) are good quality ingredients, but 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.


"Prairie meal" is also low quality. This ingredient is better known as corn or maize gluten meal, and is defined as that part of the commercial shelled corn that remains after the extraction of the larger portion of the starch, gluten, and term by the processes employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup. In plain English, the remains of corn after most of the nutritious bits have been removed. The food contains a small range of vegetables.


Overall, this product suffers from limited meat content and the use of mixed quality ingredients.


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