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Description: Ingredients:
Lamb meal, brewers rice, brown rice, rice flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), egg product, fish meal, beet pulp, flaxseed , natural flavor, brewers dried yeast, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese oxide, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, menadione dimethyl pyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein min 25%
Crude Fat min 15%
Moisture max 10%
Crude Fiber max 3%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun November 20, 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. Uses low quality grains and other controversial fillers.

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


The main grain in the food is brewers rice, a low quality grain and by-product. Brown rice is a decent ingredient, but we consider rice flour as filler. We would prefer to see whole eggs used rather than egg product.


The inclusion of a third meat product (fish meal 8th on ingredient list) is appreciated. However the manufacturer does not claim to use ethoxyquin-free sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative added to fish meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


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.


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