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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 25kg dog should be fed 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups per day.


Metabolisable energy (ME Kcal/kg as served): 3485


INGREDIENTS (Europe):
Ground maize, chicken meat (16.0%), chicken fat, dried beet pulp, yeast extract, hydrolysed chicken liver, L-lysine, DL-methionine, herbs (0.06%) (dried fennel, dried rosemary, dried fenugreek), marigold extract, glucosamine sulphate, chondroitin sulphate, dried kelp, dried turmeric, dried ginger, dried cayenne, dried carob, rosemary extract, yucca shidigera extract.


INGREDIENTS (Nth America):
Ground corn, chicken meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), dried beet pulp, yeast culture, chicken flavor, lecithin, dicalcium phosphate, salt, calcium propionate (preservative), citric acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, yeast extract, marigold extract, glucosamine sulfate (0.04%), chondroitin sulfate (0.01%), dried kelp, dried turmeric, dried ginger, dried fennel, dried cayenne, dried rosemary, dried fenugreek, dried carob, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, folic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement.


TYPICAL ANALYSIS:
Protein 18.4 %
Fat 10.3 %
Fibre 3.3 %
Moisture 9.6 %
Ash 6.7 %
Copper (as copper sulphate) 25 mg/kg
Iron (as ferrous sulphate) 350 mg/kg
Zinc (as zinc oxide) 250 mg/kg
Selenium (as sodium selenite) 0.3 mg/kg
Manganese (as manganous oxide) 60 mg/kg


VITAMIN STATEMENT:
Vitamin A 20,150 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 1,260 I.U./kg
Vitamin E 115 I.U./kg
Vitamin C 52 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Fri December 30, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products in the food, use of low quality grains and controversial fillers, fat within the top four ingredients is a bloat risk factor for large breed dogs.

The main ingredients in this food are grains, the principle one of which is corn (maize). Corn is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems.


Chicken meal is second ingredient in the food, and is the sole meat product in the food.


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 a 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.


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