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Description: Ingredients:
Menhaden Fish Meal, Potato, Ground Barley, Ground Oats, Beet Pulp, Mehaden Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Ascorbic Acid, and Rosemary Extract), Flaxseed Oil, Dried Kelp, Garlic, Salt, Parsley, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Flaxseed Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcuim Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 22%
Moisture (maximum) 12%
Crude Fat (minimum) 11%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 5%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat product, use of controversial filler.

The primary ingredient in this food is Menhaden fish meal, which is the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cuttings, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil. This is not a high quality ingredient and it is not sold for human consumption. The manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish destined for meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic). This is the sole meat product in the food.


Potato, barley and oats are the next ingredients, and these are all decent quality. Beet pulp, however, is 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 especially so high on the ingredient list. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


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