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Description: Ingredients:
Chicken meal, ground yellow corn, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), wheat, corn gluten meal, chicken liver digest, salt, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate, dicalcium 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 D 3 ), pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, vitamin A acetate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), biotin, vitamin B 12 supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, riboflavin.


Guaranteed analysis:
Protein min 30%
Fat min 20%
Fiber max 3.5%
Moisture max 10%
Ash max 10%



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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 fillers.

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.


It is a concern to see chicken fat as the third ingredient in the food. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top 4 ingredients of dry food as a factor increasing the risk of bloat in large breed dogs.


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