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Description: Feeding guideline:
for a 50lb adult dog feed 1-2 cups per day
for a 50lb puppy feed 2-4 cups per day
for a 50lb senior feed ˝ - 1 cup per day

Ingredient list:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Linoleic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (source of B2), Beta Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Dried Papaya, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.) 26.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 15.50%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (min.) 10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.) 3.70%
Calcium (min.) 1.20%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.90%
Magnesium (min.) 0.14%
Vitamin E (min.) 200.00 IU/kg
Alpha Linoleic Acid (Omega 3) (min.) 0.60%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 50.00 mg/kg
pH ?.??%

Calculated Caloric Content
ME (kcal/kg) 4125
ME (kcal/g) 4.13
ME (kcal/lb) 1875
ME (kcal/cup) 468.75


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Tue November 29, 2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat ingredient, in meal form. There is a further meat ingredient 8th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to constitute a significant portion of the food. We note also that the second and third ingredients are both rice, and combined probably constitute the true first ingredient in the food (see explanation of “splitting” on main page). These and the remaining ingredients in the food are all of good quality, but it appears to be a more grain heavy food than the original Canidae formula, and not quite up to the same standard.

It is a concern to see chicken fat as the fourth (third) ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.

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