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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 1.5 to 2.0 Cups

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protien (Min.) 16.0%
Crude Fat (Min.) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 5.0%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% 8.80%
Ash (Max.)9.0%
Caloric Density (KCAL/lb.) 1739
Caloric Density (KCAL/Cup) 421
Grams/Cup 110 110

Whole Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Oat Bran, Lamb Meal, Dried Whole Egg, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Germ Meal, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Sulfate, Amino Acid Chelates of Zinc, Iron, Magnanese, Copper and Cobalt, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B 1, Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, D-Biotin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Vitamin/Mineral Assay (per kilogram)
Vitamin A 11,600 IU
Vitamin D 1,020 IU
Vitamin E 175 IU
Vitamin C 50.0 mg
Thiamin (B1) 9.0 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 11.6 mg
Pantothenic Acid 42.0 mg
Niacin 65.0 mg
Pyridoxine 9.6 mg
Folic Acid 1.8 mg
Biotin 1.4 mg
Vitamin B12 0.3 mg
Calcium 1.20%
Phosphorus 1.00%
Potassium 0.50%
Sodium 0.40%
Chloride 0.50%
Magnesium 0.14%
Iron 180.0 mg
Copper 6.5 mg
Manganese 45.0 mg
Zinc 125.0 mg
Iodine 3.10 mg
Selenium 0.26 mg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sat March 4, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of low quality grains and fat of unidentifiable origin.

The food is almost entirely made up of low quality grain.

The primary ingredient in this food is a grain (where's the meat!). The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. This is an ingredient we prefer not to see used at all, and certainly not as the main ingredient in the food. Wheat fragments are also the second ingredient. Wheat flour is a grain fragment (filler) yet it is the main ingredient in this food. Rice and oatmeal are decent quality grains, but we consider oat bran to be filler.

There is only one meat ingredient in the top five of this food: chicken meal at third on the ingredient list. This is a good quality meat product, but there is insufficient meat in the food. Overweight dogs do not need to be fed a diet of carbohydrates. There ae two further meat products in the food at 8th and 10th on the ingredient list, but this is too far down to make up a significant portion of the food.

Poultry fat is a low quality fat, which is of unidentifiable origin and quality. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as "obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative"

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