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What can you tell me about this food?

Postby Muttkip » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:27 pm

Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul

Formulated to enhance an adult dog's health and happiness while preparing them for their golden years.

Protein: 24% Fat: 14%
Calories: 3,593 kcal/kg (336 kcal/cup) Calculated ME
Available in 6 lb, 18 lb and 35 lb bags.

[h=4]Ingredients[/h] Chicken, turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, cracked pearled barley, whole grain brown rice, oatmeal, millet, white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potatoes, egg product, tomato pomace, duck, salmon, ocean fish meal, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, dried kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberries, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
[h=4]Feeding Guideline (standard measuring cups/day)[/h]

10 or Less 1/2 - 1
10 - 20 1 - 1 1/2
20 - 30 1 1/2 - 2
30 - 40 2 - 2 1/2
40 - 60 2 1/2 - 3 1/3
60 - 80 3 1/3 - 4 1/4
80 - 100 4 1/4 - 5

[h=4]Guaranteed Analysis[/h]
Crude Protein 24.0% Minimum
Crude Fat 14.0% Minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% Maximum
Moisture 10.0% Maximum
Zinc 150 mg/kg Minimum
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg Minimum
Vitamin E 150 IU/kg Minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids * 2.2% Minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids * 0.4% Minimum

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.
Calorie Content: 3,593 kcal/kg (336 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy.
AAFCO StatementChicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul Adult Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Seems like a decent food and a local feed store sells a 35 pound bag of food for $33 which is less then a dollar per pound, and it'd be better then the dog chow I'm currently feeding them (Swapped back to it from Diamond Naturals the dogs flat out looked like chocolate!).

Also this is for a 40 pound two year old intact Lab/Mountain Cur mix and a 9 year 19 pound male intact Beagle.

Anybody ever feed this?

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Re: What can you tell me about this food?

Postby heartbullies » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:26 pm

It is a good food for the price, IMO. If you can afford it and the dogs do well on it, perfect. Diamond is the manufacturer and they have had recalls over the years, so some people do not like them. I imagine they have much stricter quality controls now than they used to.

I have fed it to foster dogs and to my dog over the years. Also fed California Natural-- similar ingredients, different manufacturer, similar price.

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