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Description: Ingredients
Lamb meal, ground rice, ground corn, chicken fat, herring meal, whole dried egg, beet pulp, flaxseed, natural flavour, potassium chloride, salt, DL methionine, L-Lysine, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, inositol, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, beta-carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin B12), minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), ascorbyl-phosphate, yucca schidigera extract. Naturally preserved with Vitamins C and E and dried rosemary.


Typical Analysis (Europe)
Crude Protein - 25%
Crude Fats and Oils - 14.5%
Crude Fibre - 2.5%
Ash - 8%
Moisture - 8.0%
Vitamin A - 18,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 - 1300 IU/kg
Vitamin E - 195 mg/kg
Copper (copper proteinate & copper sulphate) - 16 mg/kg
Calcium - 1.8%
Phosphorus - 1.2%
Kcal - 384/100g
Digestibility - 88%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fifth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Uses low quality grain (corn) and controversial filler.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product. There is a further meat ingredient (herring meal) as the fifth ingredient.


The main grain in the food is rice (2nd on ingredient list). Unfortunately, corn is the third ingredient. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems.


It is a concern to see chicken fat as the fourth 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.


We appreciate the use of whole eggs, but 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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