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Description: Ingredients
Ingredients: White fish meal, pea starch, potato flakes, tomato pomace, whole linseed, vegetarian gravy, fish oil, peas, olive oil, sugar beet pulp, alfalfa, carrot, natural seaweed, chicory pulp, sodium chloride, parsley, nettle, chicory extract, calcium carbonate, lysine, glucosamine (275 mg/kg added), D.L-methionine, chondroitin (225mg/kg added), yucca extract and threonine


Contains: Min. 26% fish, min. 26% vegetables, min 0.3% JW+.


Typical analysis:
Protein 21%,
oil 10.5%,
fibre 4.8%, ash 8%,
Vitamin A 10,000 i.u./kg.
Vitamin D3 1,500 i.u./kg.
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol acetate) 400 mg/kg.
Copper (cupric sulphate) 15mg/kg.
omega-3 fatty acids 2.1%,
omega-6 fatty acids 0.9% with antioxidant: tocopherol-rich extracts of natural origin.



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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, grain free
Cons: Some low quality ingredients, insufficient meat content, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product in meal form. It is the sole meat product in the food, and present in an amount of 26% of the total. Although greater than many products on the market, this is far from ideal.


The remaining ingredients, although free of grains/cereals, are not high quality. Pea starch is a binder, but potato granules is unclear and may well be culls. Tomato pomace we consider to be filler. Beet pulp is further filler and a controversial ingredient it is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food.


Overall, whilst we appreciate the absence of grains/cereals in this product - grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines - we are disappointed at the low meat content and low quality of other ingredients used. Users of this product might consider supplementing this diet with real meat.


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