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

Chicken meal, rice flour, ground rice, rice bran, poultry fat, (preserved with mixed tocopherals) oatmeal, canola oil, (preserved with mixed tocopheros), natural flavors, dried beet pulp, flaxseed, potassium chloride, salt, dried egg product, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroiton sulfate
Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vit C) Vitamin D3 supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Thiamin mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement , Folic acid, Niacin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 supplement, Minerals: Zinc Sulfate Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min).... 21%
Crude fat (min).... 12%
Crude fibre (max)....4%
Moisture (max).... 10%

Linoleic acid (min).... 2%
Zinc (min).... 250 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min).... 150 IU/kg
Lysine (min).... 0.80%
Ascorbic Acid (min).... 35 mg/kg*
Glucosamine (min).... 450mg/kg*
Chondroitin sulfate (min).... 200mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acid (min).... 1.5%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acid (min).... 0.3%

* Not recognised as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu August 17, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Insufficient meat content, use of grain fragments, fats of unidentifiable origin and controversial filler.

The main ingredient in the food is a named meat product in meal form. It is the sole meat product in the food. The next three ingredients are all forms of rice. This is an example of the practice known as “splitting” and it is likely that the combined rice products outweigh the chicken as the main ingredient in the food. Rice flour and rice bran are both grain fragments, the former being low quality filler.

The fat ingredient in the food is an unspecified product. We prefer not to see the use of ingredients for which source cannot be identified, and note that low cost ingredients like this are usually very low quality.

Oatmeal is a decent quality grain but beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. 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.

We would prefer to see the use of whole eggs rather than dried egg product in the food.

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