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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 4 1/3 - 5 1/3 cups for maintenance.
A 50lb dog should be fed 3 2/3 - 4 1/3 cups for weight loss.

Calorie Content
This product contains 3538 kilocalories/kilogram or 284 kilocalories per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

Chicken meal, brewers rice, brown rice, rice hulls, rice flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), chicken, natural chicken flavor, beet pulp, potassium chloride, salt, brewers yeast, chicory extract, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, zinc proteinate, DL-methionine, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, iron sulfate, manganese proteinate, L-carnitine supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, rosemary extract, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C), sodium selenite, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, niacin supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B supplement, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (minimum) 21%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Fat (minimum) 9%
Fiber (maximum) 7%

Extra Information:
Because of the reduced fat levels in this food your dog may benefit from Fatty Acid supplements. Consult with your veterinarian before using any weight loss program.


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 ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Extensive use of fillers and low quality grains, beet pulp. Insufficient meat products in the food.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat source, and the third is a decent grain.

Brewers rice is the second ingredient in the food. It is a low quality grain and by-product. Rice hulls are a filler (the outer casing of rice), as is rice flour.

Beet pulp is 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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