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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 cups.


Metabolizable Energy:
As fed / Dry weight
3280.5 / 3575.7 kcal/kg
56.9 / 62 kcal/oz
455.7 / 500.6 kcal/cup


Ingredients:
Chicken, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Barley, Rye, Whole Ground Oats, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Ground Flax Seed, Alfalfa, Herring Oil, Sea Salt, Barley Grass, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Phosphate, Whole Garlic Cloves, Dried Kelp, Lecithin, Parsley, Glucosamine, Spirulina, Yucca Schidigera, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum, Enterococcus Faecium, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Turmeric, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Natural Color, Beta Carotene, Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pentothenate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K activity), Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed analysis:
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max



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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: Uses good quality ingredients
Cons: Insufficient meat product

Chicken is the first ingredient of the food. This product is inclusive of water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that this ingredient would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight).


The next five ingredients are grains. They are decent grains, but we believe that a dog food should be based on meat not grain. It is not necessary to reduce the most nutritious part of a dog food to reduce overall calories, and this is the reason for the low rating this food receives.


Chicken meal (7th) is a further meat ingredient in the food, but is unlikely to make up a significant proportion of the food (ingredients are listed by weight).


The use of whole vegetables is appreciated, and the food contains a good range of probiotics.


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