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Description: INGREDIENTS
Cereals, Real Lamb Meat Meal, Oils, Unmolassed Beet Pulp, Minerals, Vitamins, Yucca Plant Extract, & EEC permitted anti-oxidants (BHA & BHT).

Protein 22%
Oil 10%
Fibre 2.5%
Ash 8%

Vitamin A 10,000iu/kg
Vitamin D3 1,200iu/kg
Vitamin E 150iu/kg
Copper (as Copper Sulphate) 15mg/kg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat March 22, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Cons: Insufficient meat content, low quality grain and fat of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler, chemical preservatives

This product is comprised primarily of unidentified cereals, likely to be byproducts (think floorsweepings) of human food production. None of these are identified by type and may vary. The major ingredient in the food is thus very low quality. Even if decent quality grain had been used, we would still note that grains are an unnatural foodstuff for canines and very low quality compared to meat (on which dog food products actually should be based).

The second ingredient in the food is the sole meat ingredient, in meal form. This does not give us confidence that the food contains an adequate amount of meat. No information is given on the source or quality of the fat content of the food, nor on the added vitamins and minerals, which may include synthetics.

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 food contains chemical preservatives. BHA and BHT are allowed in dog food products but are banned or heavily regulated in human food production due to the belief that they are carcinogenic.

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