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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25 kg dog should be fed 350 grams per day*

Chicken, Brown Rice, White Rice, Oats, Beet Pulp, Peas, Chicken Oil, Sunflower Oil, Seaweed, Minerals & Vitamins.

Typical Analysis/100g:
Protein 24.0%,
Oil 12.0%,
Fibre 2.0%,
Ash 7.0%,
Vit A 20000 iu/kg,
Vit D 1500 iu/kg,
Vit E 160 iu/kg,
Copper 15mg/kg,
Sodium 0.55%,
Calcium 1.6%,
Phosphorus 0.92%,
Magnesium 0.1%,
EFA 3.64%,
Carbohydrates 47%

* A complete food for nursing/pregnant bitches and large breed puppies - no battery hen meat used


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: Extremely low meat product content, use of controversial filler.

The main ingredient in this food is rice. There are two forms of rice in the top three ingredients, and we have little doubt that when the water content is removed from the ingredient chicken, that grains will make up at least the top two, and possibly the top three ingredients in the food. The grains used are decent quality ones, but we believe a dog food should be based on meat, not on grains.

Chicken is the named as the first ingredient in the food, and it is the sole meat product. 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). We have concerns, therefore, about the extremely low meat content apparent in this food.

Beet pulp is 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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