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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2-2.5 cups


Energy:
4356 kilo-calories per kg | 523 kilo-calories per cup


INGREDIENTS:
Whitefish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Ground Barley, Rye Flour, Potatoes, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), Ground Flaxseed, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Beta-Carotene, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, L-Carnitine, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, not less than 22.00%
Crude Fat, not less than 12.00%
Crude Fiber, not more than 4.00%
Moisture, not more than 10.00%
Vitamin E, not less than 200 IU/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids, not less than 2.50%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, not less than 1.00%*
L-Carnitine, not less than 15 mg/kg*
Beta-Carotene, not less than 5 mg/kg*


*Not recognized as an essential ingredient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat July 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, in meal form. There is a second meat meal ingredient sixth on the ingredient list. Both are fish meal, but we find no sign of a guarantee on packaging or the manufacturer website that this ingredient has been purchased free of ethoxyquin (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to ocean fish products destined for meal, but that is banned or heavily regulated in human food products due to the belief that it is carcinogenic).


The carbohydrate content is a mix of grains and vegetables, which is appreciated as this helps to reduce the grain content in the food. Dogs are not vegetarians, but vegetables are a more natural foodstuff for canines than grains and hence are generally preferable. In grains, barley is decent quality but we consider rye flour to be primarily filler.


Fat content is provided by oil rather than animal fat, which is generally a good thing but not all commentators agree that canola is good quality. We note the presence of synthetic vitamin k which is alleged by some to cause liver problems and which has been removed from better quality products.


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