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Description: Calorie Content
This product contains 4208 kilocalories/kilogram or 489 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).


Ingredients:
Chicken meal, brewers rice, brown rice, chicken, chicken fat, corn gluten meal, dried egg product, beet pulp, brewer's yeast, natural chicken flavor, zeolite, canola oil, salmon oil, potassium chloride, rice hulls, chicory extract, salt, monosodium phosphate, dried sweet potato, dried blueberries, choline chloride, salmon meal, dried apples, L-lysine, vitamin E supplement, taurine, Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, ascorbic acid, marigold extract, alfalfa dehydrated meal, dried spinach, flax seed, zinc proteinate, folic acid supplement, zinc oxide, iron sulfate, manganese proteinate, sage, biotin, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, dried ginger, dried garlic, calcium pantothenate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein Minimum 30%
Crude Fat Minimum 22%
Moisture Maximum 10%
Crude Fiber Maximum 3%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Extensive use of cheap grain fragments and other controversial fillers.

The first and fourth ingredients in this food are named meat products.


Unfortunately, the main grain in the food is Brewers rice. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product. Brown rice is a good quality grain.


Corn gluten meal is filler, for which the AAFCO definition is “the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.” In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed. We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than egg product, and further down the ingredient list, rice hulls is another filler (the outer casings of rice).


Beet pulp is yet another 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 especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


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