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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approximately 3-1/2 cups

Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), natural poultry flavor, salt, sunflower oil, potassium chloride, choline chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement,
pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, menadone sodium bisulfite complex, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, ridoflavin supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, sodium selenite.

Crude Protein, minimum 22.0%
Crude Fat, minimum 10.0%
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.5%
Moisture, maximum 12.0%

Linoleic Acid, minimum 1.5%
Calcium (Ca), minimum 1.0%
Phosphorus (P), minimum 0.8%
Vitamin A, minimum 10,000 IU/kg


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu August 17, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Cons: Uses by-products. Carcinogenic chemical preservatives, fat of unidentifiable origin, low quality grain fragments.

The main ingredient in this food is corn. Corn is difficult for dogs to digest and the cause of many allergy problems. Moreover, the main ingredients should not be grains but meat. We firmly believe that dog food should be based on meat rather than cereals.

The next ingredient in the food is a low quality meat product of unidentifiable origin. This ingredient may contain anything. It’s definition is “the rendered product from mammal tissues, including bone, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents, except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices.”

Corn appears again as the third ingredient, this time in gluten meal form. The AAFCO definition for corn gluten meal 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 nutrititious bits have been removed.

Chicken by-product meal is a further low quality ingredient, consisting of “the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.”

“Animal” fat is an ingredient of unspecified origin, and an ingredient we prefer never to see in dog food as it may contain anything. Such unspecified ingredients are invariably very low quality. This ingredient has been preserved with chemicals known to be carcinogenic.

Overall, this food is amongst the lowest quality we have seen, using low quality ingredients throughout and containing little in the way of meat product. It receives a 1-star rating simply because there is nothing lower.

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