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You’re Going To Love This! ~ H$U$ ENTERS PET FOOD MARKET

Humane Choice is certified organic by Organizacion Internacional Agropecuraria. It is formulated to meet nutritional levels for adult dog maintenance. The formula was approved by Uruguay Agricultural Services General Direction of MGAP. The formula contains organic vegetables and grains, and vitamin E, B12, A and D3 supplements, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, minerals (ferric sulfate, zinc oxide, sodium selenate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, and calcium iodate). The first five ingredients in the dog food:

Organic ground canola seed, organic brown rice, organic soybean meal, organic buckwheat, organic flaxseed. It does not contain chelated or proteinated minerals (for better absorption); it does not contain probiotics (to build a stronger immune system). The meal it contains is organic soybean meal. Soybean meal is the product obtained by grinding the flakes which remain after removal of most of the oils from soybeans by either a solvent or mechanical extraction process. The ability of a protein to be used by the body and its amount of usable amino acids is summarized as protein quality (biological value). Although soy can be used as a source of vegetarian based protein,meat, poultry and fish ingredients provide higher biologic protein value.Egg has the highest biological value and sets the standard for which other proteins are judged. Egg has a biologic value of 100 while soybean meal biologic value is 67. Humane Choice contains no fat or protein derived from animals. The lower biologic value for soybean meal means much more food must be consumed to obtain the same protein value. The dog food is manufactured in Uruguay. This food is presently marketed by Petco and Whole Food Market (New York and New Jersey).

This is an adult maintenance dog food for a couch potato. Only chemical analysis testing was conducted to ensure the formula met the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance. AAFCO has two dog food nutrient standards: one for growth and reproduction; and one for adult maintenance. They have not established a senior dog food nutrient standard. FeedingFeeding trials for digestibility were conducted in each dog’s own home environment under the supervision of his/her owner and in conjunction with a Vet. The digestibility tests results were independently evaluated by a board certified veterinary nutritionist. Breeds used and sample size is not listed. There is no indication of a control group used. No studies of the long term effect of this product have been conducted. Presently H$U$ is researching the possibility of producing a cat food. *By E. M. Gilbert Jr.


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