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


INGREDIENTS
Chicken Meal, Whole Rice, Whole Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E), Salmon Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice Bran, Canola Oil, Brewers Yeast, Inulin (chicory root) Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Flax, Whole Dried Egg, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Lysine, Choline Chloride, Kelp, Garlic, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, (shark cartilage), Ascorbic Acid (vit. C), L-carnitine, Vitamin A Acetate, Cholicalciferol (vit. D), DL Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (vit. E), Ferrous Sulfate, *Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, *Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, *Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vit. B6), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12


*These items are chelated minerals


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (min) 26%
Crude Fat (min) 12%
Crude Fiber (max) 4%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (min) 1.1%
Phosphorus (min) 0.9%
*Omega 6 (min) 2.75%
*Omega 3 (min) 0.3%
Glucosamine (min) 250 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min) 250 mg/kg
*Vitamin C (min) 150 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min) 400IU/kg


*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the A.A.F.C.O. pet nutrient profile


** No Petcurean Products contain Menadione Sodium Bisulphate.



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Fri November 18, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Primarily reasonable quality ingredients
Cons: Lacking in meat content, contains a number of fillers, chicken fat high on ingredient list creats a risk of bloat for large breed dogs

The first ingredient in this food is a good named meat source, and the next two ingredients are good quality grains.


Chicken fat within the top four ingredients is a negative though fat so high on the ingredient list of a dry dog food has been identified by research at Purdue University as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. We consider rice gluten meal to be filler, as is barley flour and rice bran (grain fragments). The use of whole eggs in this food is appreciated.


The food is uses naturally-occurring preservatives, and contains no by-products or common allergens.


Overall it is not a bad food in terms of containing any harmful ingredients, but it does contain a number of fillers and is lacking in meat content.


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