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Description: Ingredients
Whole rice (40%), duck meat meal (20%), naked oats, peas, whole linseed, sunflower oil, sugar beet pulp, vitamins and minerals.

Free from artifical flavourings, colourants and preservatives.

Typical analysis:
Protein 22%
Oil 11%
Fibre 3.8%
Ash 5.5%
Vit A 10,000 IU/kg
Vit D3 1,500 IU/kg
Vit E 180 IU/kg
Copper 15 mg/kg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon March 24, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product, generally good quality ingredients
Cons: Insufficient meat content, controversial filler

The primary ingredient in this food is rice. Rice is a decent quality grain, but it is still a grain which is an unnatural foodstuff for a canine. Dog food products should be based on meat, not on grains. Oats, further down the ingredient list, are also a good quality grain, but our concern here is in quantity compared to a rather low meat content.

The meat content of the food is in a named meat product, in meal form. As with the salmon formula of this food, we just wish there was more of it.

Peas, sunflower oil and linseed (flaxseed) are all good quality ingredients.

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.

No information is given about the added vitamins and minerals, which may include synthetics.

As should be clear by this point, the overall quality of this product appears to be quite good (with some minor exceptions). The major concern we have with the food is that its meat content is too low. Users might consider supplementing this diet with additional meat.

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