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

Ground rice, chicken meal, rice flour, rice bran, dried beet pulp, poultry fat, (preserved with mixed tocopherals), natural flavors, flaxseed, dried egg product, potassium chloride, salt, 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: Dried Kelp, Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex and Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Zinc Sulfate Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min).... 20%
Crude fat (min).... 10%
Crude fibre (max)....4%
Moisture (max).... 10%

Linoleic acid (min).... 2.5%
Calcium (min).... 0.9%
Calcium (max)... 1.3%
Phosphorous (min).... 0.7%
Phosphorous (max).... 1.15%
Sodium (max)... 0.3%
Manganese (min).... 40 mg/kg
Zinc (min).... 250 mg/kg
Vitamin A (min).... 13,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min).... 150 IU/kg

* 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: Second ingredient is a named meat product.
Cons: Inadequate meat content, use of low quality grain fragments, fat of unidentifiable origin, controversial filler.

The first ingredient in this food is a grain. Rice is a decent quality grain, however we firmly believe that dog food should be based on meat rather than cereals. There is a named meat ingredient in meal form second on the ingredient list. It is the sole meat product in the food.

Rice flour and rice bran are grain fragments, the former is low quality filler.

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.

“Poultry” fat is an ingredient of unspecified origin, and an ingredient we prefer never to see in dog food as it may contain anything. Such unspecified ingredients are invariably very low quality.

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