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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved Naturally with Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin C and Rosemary Extract), Lamb Meal, Dried Beet Pulp(Sugar Removed), Ground Brown Rice, Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg, Salt, Glucosamine Hydrochloride/Chondroitain Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, Garlic, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, D-activated Animal Sterol(Source of Vitamin D-3), Vitamin E, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Dehydrated Kelp, Chelates of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Sage Extract, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermantation Solubles(Digestive Enzyme), Enterococcus Faecium and Lactobacillus Acidophilus(Probiotics).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 30%
Crude Fat (min) 20%
Moisture (max) 10%
Crude Fiber (max) 4%
Omega 6 Fatty Acid (min) 3.05%
Omega 3 Fatty Acid (min) 0.5%

Power formula is designed for the working dog, show dog, agility dog, dogs that have a difficult time maintaining weight, due to activity levels. This product is formulated to meet the A.A.F.C.O. dog food nutrient profile for all stages of a dog's life.


Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Tue November 29, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Use of controversial filler, chicken fat as third ingredient (a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs).

The first and fourth ingredients in the food are named meat products, both in meal form. The second ingredient is white rice, which is a reasonable quality grain if not as nutritious as brown rice.

It is a concern to see chicken fat as the third ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry dog food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested.

Beet pulp 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. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.

Fish meal is the 7th ingredient and another meat product in the food. We note that 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).

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