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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, ground yellow corn, wheat, poultry fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), corn gluten meal, chicken liver digest, dehydrated whole eggs, lecithin, salt, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate, monosodium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), proteinates (zinc, manganese, copper), 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 27%
Fat min 13%
Fiber max 3%
Moisture max 10%
Ash max 9%



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun December 31, 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 low quality grains and filler, low quality fat of unidentifiable origin.

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


The main grains are wheat and corn. Wheat is a leading cause of allergy problems for dogs and we prefer not to see it used in dog food. Corn is another common cause of allergies and is a grain that is very difficult to digest. Corn appears a second time on the ingredient list as Corn gluten meal, which is a waste product. It's definition is "the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm". In plain English, that which remains after all the nutritious bits have been removed.


Poultry fat is a further low quality ingredient for which it is impossible to determine the source. Unidentified ingredients are usually very low quality. AAFCO define this as "obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial processes of rendering or extracting. It consists predominantly of glyceride esters of fatty acids and contains no additions of free fatty acids. If an antioxidant is used, the common name or names must be indicated, followed by the words "used as a preservative".


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