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Description: Ingredients:
Pork Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Rice Flour, Chicken Meal, Corn Germ Meal (Dry Milled), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenate Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Dehydrated Kelp, SQMT (Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt), Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Enzymes (Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Solubles, B. Subtillus Fermentation Solubles); and DFMs (Enterococcus Faecium and Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (minimum) 25%
Crude Fat (minimum) 15%
Moisture (maximum) 10%
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4%
Calcium (minimum) 1.2%
Phosphorus (minimum) 1%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Sun November 20, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Use of low quality grain and other controversial filler.

The first ingredient in this food is a named meat product, as is the fourth.


The main grain in the food is corn (there are two corn products in the food overall). Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We consider rice flour to be filler.


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.


The inclusion of a third meat product (fish meal 8th on ingredient list) is appreciated. The manufacturer states this to be ethoxyquin-free.


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


This product is close to a three-star rating, but the use of low quality grain and other controversial filler contribute to its low rating.


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