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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed approximately 3 cups

Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), chicken by-product meal, natural poultry flavor, ground wheat, salt, sunflower oil, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-lysine, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, menadione sodium bisulfate complex, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid, sodium selenite.

Crude Protein, minimum 27.0%
Crude Fat, minimum 12.0%
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.0%
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: Use of by-products, meat and fat ingredients of low quality and unidentifiable origin, carcinogenic chemical preservative, 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.

Corn is also the second 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.

Meat and bone meal 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.”

Soybean meal is a low quality source of additional protein. Soy is another very common cause of allergy problems for dogs, believed by some to outstrip even wheat as the number one cause of allergies. Wheat is also present in the food.

“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.

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.”

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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