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Description: Ingredients:
Poultry By-Product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Canola Meal, Beet Pulp, Flax Seeds, Poultry Liver Flavors, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dried Eggs, Dried Brewer's Yeast, Lysine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Cholin Chloride, Dried Lecithin, Bentonte, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacinamide, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulftte Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid and Cobalt Carbonate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min. 27.0%),
Crude Fat (Min. 12.0%),
Crude Fiber (Max. 3.0%),
Moisture (Max. 10.0%),
Calcium (Min. 1.0% / Max. 1.5%),
Phosphorous (Min. 0.8%),
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Min. 2.25%),
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Min. 0.3%)


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu January 10, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Cons: Byproducts of unidentifiable origin, some low quality grain, controversial filler

The first ingredient in this food is byproducts. It is impossible to ascertain the quality of by-products and these are usually products that are of such low quality as to be rejected for use in the human food chain, or else are those parts that have so little value that they cannot be used elsewhere in either the human or pet food industries. The AAFCO definition of poultry by-product meal is a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice. Unable to be identified even by species or source, it is a very low quality ingredient.

The main grains in the food are corn, barley and rice. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems. Barley and rice are good quality, but beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. 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. We note the use of synthetic vitamin K, a substance linked to liver problems.

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