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Old 03-20-2007, 02:49 PM
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Here are the ingredients from my primary dog food (I mix in Raw). Tell me what you think. I am not mentioning the brand to get more objective opinions. Rate the food on a scale 1 to 10 (10 is best).

INGREDIENT LISTING

Chicken, Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Duck Meal, Potatoes, Carrots, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil, Brewers Yeast, Fish Meal, Salmon Oil, Lecithin, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Inulin, Taurine, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberry, Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca, Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B).
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:10 PM
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Okay...is it bad that I know the food just from reading the ingredients and without double checking? I guess I spend way too much time reading the same labels over and over again.

Since I know the food and am biased, I give it a 9....
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:10 PM
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^^^ Yeah... I know the food as well... I look at dogfood way too much.

I give it an 8
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:22 PM
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Going by just the ingredients, I give it a four. Would have been five if it didn't have "fish meal."

Now if you add in the protein content, it would be lower
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:44 PM
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I'd say eight since we don't know anything
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:53 PM
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*chuckles*

I give it an 8. I think I look at dog foods too much.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:38 PM
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So which one is it? Also why isn't a ten? Is any non-raw dog food a 10? What is the perfect ingredient list for a dry dog food?

Mordy... really that low? Why so low?
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:41 PM
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There is no perfect ingredient list. All dogs are different. I gave it an eight partly because the fish meal stood out but also because I would take other factors into consideration before giving it a 10. Like how the food was processed, the company itself and how my dogs did on it.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:13 PM
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Going by just the ingredients, I give it a four. Would have been five if it didn't have "fish meal."

Now if you add in the protein content, it would be lower
I am interested to know which ingredients are so bad that you would rate it a 4/5?
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:15 PM
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I am interested to know which ingredients are so bad that you would rate it a 4/5?
I'm curious about that too.
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