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Description: Calorie Content:
3,340 kcal/kg (112 g = 1 cup)
374 kcal/cup (3.95 oz = 1 cup)


Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, barley, brown rice, potatoes, rice, pea fiber, chicken meal, herring, natural flavors, chicken fat, flaxseed, apples, carrots, herring oil, sunflower oil, egg, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, pumpkin, dried chicory root, L-carnitine, direct-fed microbials, lecithin, rosemary extract, vitamins/minerals


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 18 %
Crude Fat (min) 7 %
Crude Fat (max) 9 %
Crude Fiber (max) 5 %
Moisture (max) 10 %
Vitamin E (min) 925 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 500 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms (min) 90000000 CFU/lb
DHA plus EPA 0.1 %
L-carnitine 250

Typical analysis:
Moisture 7.5 %
Protein 18.21 %
Fat 7.9 %
Linoleic Acid 1.8 %
Omega 3 0.51 %
Carbohydrates 57.7 %
Fiber 4.57 %
Ash 4.64 %
Calcium 0.67 %
Phosphorous 0.63 %
Magnesium 0.12 %
Sodium 0.12 %
Potassium 0.83 %
Chloride 0.24 %
Iron 115.83 mg/kg
Zinc 187.71 mg/kg
Copper 14.03 mg/kg
Iodine 2.38 mg/kg
Manganese 28.99 mg/kg
Selenium 0.37 mg/kg
Arginine 1.16 %
Histidine 0.41 %
Isoleucine 0.69 %
Leucine 1.2 %
Lysine 1.01 %
Methionine 0.38 %
Met-Cysteine 0.59 %
Phenylalanine 0.74 %
Phe-Tyrosine 1.21 %
Threonine 0.65 %
Tryptophan 0.19 %
Valine 0.83 %
Taurine 646.74 mg/kg
Choline 1304.23 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.3 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 6.59 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 52.03 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 5.98 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.8 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 21.26 mg/kg
Biotin 0.11 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 70 ug/kg
Vitamin A 23321.98 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 500.54 mg/kg
Vitamin D 2250.51 IU/kg
Vitamin E 883.5 IU/kg
Vitamin K 250 ug/kg
Calculated Calorie Content* 3328.57 kcal/kg

*Calculated amounts may differ from packaging as some packaging values are based on available feeding trial data.

Nutritional statement:
Animal Feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Innova Low Fat Adult Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance.



Editors

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sat July 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first two ingredients of this food are named meat products. These are inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh around 20% of their wet weight. Since ingredients are listed in order of weight, is thus likely that these dry ingredients are not the majority ingredients in the food but may be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list than the wet form. The sole meat meal ingredient in this food does not appear until 8th on the ingredient list, below even filler such as pea fiber, making it appear unlikely that the food contains a great deal of meat.


The major ingredients of this food are likely to be grain. There are three grains and potato ahead of the first and only meat meal ingredient, making it likely that this food contains a greater amount of grain than meat (note this includes two forms of rice). The grains are, at least, good quality whole grains - but dog food should be based on meat not on grain.


Pea fiber is filler, though this is a minor ingredient in the food. There is a range of oils high in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, as well as some amount of fruits/vegetables and egg. We appreciate the range of probiotics.


Overall, this food appears to be of good quality and uses decent ingredients. It would appear to be rather grain heavy, however, and animals may benefit from the addition of real meat to the diet. Overweight dogs are not in need to inferior nutrition, and would benefit far more from controlled intake of good quality protein and reduced carbohydrates (main source of which are grains).


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