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Description: Metabolizable energy
465 kcal / cup


Ingredients
Ocean Fish Meal | Beef | Potatoes | Potato Protein | Canola Oil | Tomato Pomace | Natural Flavoring | Salmon Oil (source of DHA) | Choline Chloride | Taurine | Dried Chicory Root | Parsley Flakes | Pumpkin Meal | Almond Oil | Sesame Oil | Yucca Schidigera Extract | Thyme | Blueberries | Cranberries | Carrots | Broccoli | Vitamin E Supplement | Iron Proteinate | Zinc Proteinate | Ferrous Sulfate | Zinc Sulfate | Copper Sulfate | Potassium Iodide | Thiamine Mononitrate | Manganese Proteinate | Manganous Oxide | Ascorbic Acid | Vitamin A Supplement | Biotin | Calcium Panthothenate | Manganese Sulfate | Sodium Selenite | Pyridoxine Hydrochloride | Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) | Riboflavin | Vitamin D Supplement | Folic Acid |


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, min 41%
Crude Fat, min 20%
Crude Fiber, max 4%
Moisture, max 10%



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat April 4, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products, grainfree
Cons: Some mixed quality ingredients

The first two ingredients in this food are named meat products. The first of these is in meal form. The second is beef, inclusive of water content. Once this is removed, as it must be to create a dry food product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight, and is unlikely to be the true second ingredient in the food but may be more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. With a meat product in meal form heading the ingredient list (i.e. already dehydrated) we can continue to have confidence in the meat content of the food.


We note that the main ingredient of the food is ocean fish, but find no sign of a guarantee on the manufacturer website that this ingredient has not been preserved with ethoxyquin. Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative, commonly added to fish meal ingredients, and which is banned or heavily restricted in human food products due to the belief that it is carcinogenic.


Inclusion of salmon meal provides a good source of omega 3 and 6 OFAs. The food includes canola oil rather than fat. Whilst this is beneficial, canola is not believed by all to be high quality. We consider tomato pomace to be filler.


Overall, the product appears to contain a good amount of meat, although potato protein and pumpkin meal contribute to the protein content of the food. The macronutrient breakdown provided is rather limited. Ingredients are generally of good quality. It is an entirely grainless product, with potatoes as the main source of starch. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet.


The only caution we would make on this food is that the high protein content may make it suitable for adult dogs only, particularly in the case of large breeds.


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