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Description: Energy (ME)
424 (kcal/cup)


Ingredients listing - canine development / gestation
Chicken meal, ground brown rice, brewer's rice, ground yellow corn, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), dehydrated tomato pomace, dehydrated whole eggs, fish meal (source of omega fatty acid), dehydrated yeast culture, chicken liver digest, salt, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, calcium propionate, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, probiotics ( dehydrated Lactobacillus acidophillus fermentation products, dehydrated Lactobacillus casei fermentation products, dehydrated Bifidobacterium bifidium fermentation products, dehydrated Streptococcus faecium fermentation products, dehydrated Aspergillus oryzae fermentation products), proteinates (zinc, manganese, copper), DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), thiamin mononitrate, sodium selenite, copper sulfate, D-activated animal sterol (vitamin D3), pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, vitamin A acetate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, riboflavin.


Guaranteed Analysis
Protein Min 28%
Fat Min 18%
Fiber Max 3%
Moisture Max 10%


Nutritional Analysis
Calcium 2.0%
Phosphorus 1.2%
Potassium 0.66%
Sodium 0.45%
Ash Max 8%
Vitamin A 21900 I.U."/kg
Vitamin D 1500 I.U."/kg
Vitamin E 100 I.U."/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Wed October 25, 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, some use of low quality ingredients.

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


The next three ingredients are all grains. Brown rice is a decent quality grain, but brewers rice is a waste product. This splitting of rice ingredients immediately following the sole significant meat product does not give us confidence that there is a substantial meat content in the food. Corn is the third grain listed, the use of which is a further negative. Corn is a difficult to digest grain and one that is associated with allergy problems in dogs.


Tomato pomace we consider to be filler, although the use of whole eggs is appreciated.


The second meat meal ingredient in the food is fish meal, 8th on the ingredient list. This is too far down to substantively increase the meat content of the food. We note that the manufacturer does not claim to be using ethoxyquin-free fish meal sources (ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative commonly added to fish meal, and is believed to be carcinogenic).


We appreciate the range of probiotics in the food.


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