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Description: Ingredients:
Ground Yellow Corn, Wheat Middlings, Dried Beet Pulp, Poultry Meal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Animal Digest, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Riboflavin, Menadione, Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite


Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min) 20%
Crude Fibre (max) 15%
Moisture (max) 10%
Crude Fat (min) 5%


Specifically formulated for the dietary management of overweight or less active dogs. This reduced calorie diet is highly palatable and nutritionally complete. Fat and carbohydrate levels have been greatly reduced and high quality indigestible fiber has been added to maintain bulk and provide a feeling of fullness.



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Registered: October 2005
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Review Date: Mon March 6, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons: Inadequate meat content, low quality grains and other controversial filler, carcinogenic preservative.

This food receives a 1 star rating simply because there is nothing lower.


The primary ingredient in the food is corn (it should be meat!). 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. We prefer not to see this used in dog food.


Wheat middlings are a low quality grain fragment. 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.


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.


Poultry meal is the sole meat product in the food. It is a low quality ingredient, for which it is impossible to determine the source. Poultry fat is another ingredient of unidentified origin for which it is impossible to determine source or 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".


This food uses chemical preservatives (BHA) which is believed to be carcinogenic, and is banned from use in human food.


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