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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Corn, Rice, Beet Pulp, Wheat Flour, Oat Meal, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)], Brewers Yeast, Corn Gluten Meal, Flax Seed Meal, Wheat Germ Meal, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL Methionine, Lysine, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Propionic Acid, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein (minimum) 23%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Fat (minimum) 10%
Fiber (maximum) 4.5%

Vitamin C (no chemical preservatives)


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat products. Use of low quality grains and other controversial fillers.

The first ingredient in the food is a named meat product.

The main grain in the food is corn. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. Corn appears later on the ingredient list as well, as gluten meal. The AAFCO definition of corn gluten meal is “the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.” In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed. Rice, the third ingredient, is a decent grain, as is oatmeal the 5th ingredient.

Beet pulp is another 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.

Wheat products appear twice on the ingredient list. The use of wheat is a significant negative however: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food.

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