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Description: INGREDIENTS:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Peas, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Chicken Fat (Naturally Stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols [a Source of Vitamin E]), Organic Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Carrots, Chicken Liver, Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Parsley, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Iron), Vitamin E Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Manganese), Lecithin, Copper Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Copper), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (Source of Iodine), Vitamin K Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Pseudolongum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein................24.0% (min)
Crude Fat........................10.0% (min)
Crude Fiber.....................5.5% (max)
Moisture........................10.0% (max)



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun March 23, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and second ingredients are named meat products, organic grains
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is not a meat meal ingredient, but instead is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. As ingredients are listed in order of weight, it is thus unlikely that this ingredient is truely the most prolific in the food and would be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. It is followed immediately by a named meat ingredient in meal form. Normally, this would give us some degree of confidence in the meat content of the food, but in this case we note eight (yes, eight!!) grain/vegetable products ahead of the fat content. We have little doubt that this product is comprised almost completely of grain.


All of the grain products are decent quality, appearing to be whole grains, and we appreciate the use of organics in the product. It is not a substitute for meat, however (dog foods should be based on meat, not on grains). Soybean meal boosts the moderate protein content of the food, but this is low quality protein compared to that sourced from meat.


There is a small amount of vegetable matter in the food, and a range of probiotics. We note the apparent inclusion 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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