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


Calorie Content
Calculated Metabolizable energy 3520 kcal/kg
400 kcal/cup


Ingredients
Lamb, lamb meal, ground oats, ground whole barley, ground brown rice, ground pearled barley, egg product, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ground whole flaxseed, inulin, yucca schidigera extract, salt, monosodium phosphate, potassium chloride, garlic, taurine, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, glucosamine hydrochloride (shellfish), chondroitin sulphate (shark), spinach, dried kelp, cranberries, broccoli, sweet potato, apples, blueberries, pears, bananas, vitamins and minerals (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, ferrous sulphate, zinc oxide, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, copper sulphate, manganous oxide, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, sodium selenite), natural flavor. (This product may contain trace amounts of peanuts.)


Guaranteed analysis:
Crude protein Min. 22.0%
Crude fat Min. 12.0%
Crude fiber Max. 3.5%
Moisture Max. 10.0%
Calcium Min. 2.5%
Phophorus Min. 1.5%
Potassium Min. 1.0%
Sodium Min. 0.5%
Omega-6 Min. 3.00%
Omega-3 Min. 0.75%
Glucosamine Min. 450 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate Min. 350 mg/kg



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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 two ingredients are named meat products
Cons: Insufficient meat content

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product. This is not a meal, but rather inclusive of water content. Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh only around 20% of its wet weight. It is thus questionable that this is the true first ingredient in the food (ingredients are listed in order of weight) and might be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. This is followed by another meat product, this time in meal form. This is probably the true first ingredient in the food.


The meat content of the food is not assured, however, as we note that meat content is probably outweighed by the four grains in the top level ingredients (ahead of fat content). Oats, barley and rice are all decent qualtiy grains, but this product starts to appear to be very grain heavy. 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.


The food contains fruits and vegetables in very small amounts (less than the amount of salt or vit E supplement, for example).


Overall, this product appears to use generally good quality ingredients, but we are not convinced that the meat content is adequate. Users might consider supplementing this diet with real meat.


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