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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 - 3 1/2 cups


Caloric Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 3645 kcal/kg
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 400 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Chicken, Whole Oat Flour, Tomato Pomace, Fresh Potato, Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Organic Quinoa, Dehydrated Mixed Vegetables (Carrot Flakes, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Peas, Tomato Flakes, Celery, Garlic, Spinach and Parsley), Cottage Cheese, Dried Egg Product, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Pantothenate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B Complex), Folic Acid, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein not less than 25.0%
Crude Fat not less than 15.0%
Crude Fiber not more than 5.0%
Moisture not more than 10.0%
Ash not more than 5.18%


Nutrient Analysis
Vitamins
Vitamin A 5,760 IU/KG
Vitamin A, True Retinol 4.660 IU/KG
Vitamin D3 1,726 IU/KG
Vitamin E 178.00 IU/KG
Thiamine (B1) 10.00 MG/KG
Riboflavin (B2) 12.10 MG/KG
Pantothenic Acid 69.70 MG/KG
Niacin 113.00 MG/KG
Pyridoxine (B6) 11.20 MG/KG
Folic Acid 1.55 MG/KG
Biotin 0.469 MG/KG
Vitamin B12 0.086 MG/KG
Choline 2,620 MG/KG


Minerals
Calcium 1.12 %
Phosphorus 0.93 %
Potassium 0.93 %
Sodium 0.25 %
Chloride 0.20 %
Magnesium 0.11 %
Iron 170.00 MG/KG
Copper 19.80 MG/KG
Manganese 40.00 MG/KG
Zinc 211.00 MG/KG
Iodine 5.68 MG/KG
Selenium 0.72 MG/KG


Amino Acid/Fatty Acids
Arginine 1.65 %
Lysine 1.43 %
Methionine 0.51 %
Tryptophan 0.25 %
Histidine 0.54 %
Leucine 1.78 %
Isoleucine 0.87 %
Phenylalanine 1.03 %
Threonine 1.04 %
Valine 1.09 %
Omega 6 3.84 %
Omega 3 0.34 %
Aspartic Acid 2.31 %
Serine 1.21 %
Glutamic Acid 3.29 %
Proline 1.66 %
Glycine 2.06 %
Alanine 1.55 %
Cystine 0.34 %
Tyrosine 0.58 %



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Wed January 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content, mixed quality grains, some filler

The first two ingredients are named meat products. The second is chicken inclusive of its water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). Note that this is an example of the practice of “splitting” (see note on main page), but since it is preceded by the meal form, in this case serves to increase our level of confidence in the amount of meat product in the food since the split ingredients still rank ahead of the first grain by weight. There is a further meat meal ingredient (turkey) 6th on the ingredient list.


The primary grain in the food is oats. Oats are a good source of carbohydrates, protein and fibre. However, the first oat ingredient is flour – this is a grain fragment and filler. Tomato pomace is also filler. Potato and quinoa are decent quality ingredients and we appreciate the inclusion of vegetables in the food. We would have preferred to see the use of whole fresh vegetables rather than dehydrated form. Likewise, we would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product. The food contains a good range of probiotics.


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