Dog food reviews
Dog Food Analysis
Dog food information
Dog food reviews and ratings
Home Information Dog food reviews Frequently asked questions Forums About DFA

Reviews Views Date of last review
1 25573 Mon November 21, 2005
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
No recommendations None indicated None indicated

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, Vitamin-mineral fortified and the "Custom Supplements-Wellness for Life" Nutrition Program.

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


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Mon November 21, 2005 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: First and fourth ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Uses low quality grains 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 bran 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 is ethoxyquin-free.

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

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

Powered by: ReviewPost PHP
Copyright 2006 All Enthusiast, Inc.

Copyright 2005 - 2009 All Rights Reserved.