We prefer the Horizon Legacy line as it contains more meat and less grains, it is difficult for us to recommend this dog food as it is very grain heavy. The grains in this dog food are also relatively low quality grains. Even though there are two meat sources in this dog food, overall, it contains mainly grain and little meat. Grain can cause allergies and other issues in some dogs.
Horizon Complete Senior Ingredient Analysis

  1. Whole grain barley http://dogfoodchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Horizon-Complete-Large-Breed-Puppy.jpg
  2. Chicken meal
  3. Whole grain oats
  4. Chicken
  5. Whole grain rye
Whole grain barley is a medium grade grain.

Chicken meal is a decent meat for a dog.

Whole grain Oats help to keep blood cholesterol levels in check.

Chicken,  after processing this ingredient is going to move down the ingredient list.

Whole grain rye is a member of the wheat tribe and is a low grade of grain.



Horizon Complete Senior Ingredient List

Whole grain barley, Chicken meal, whole grain oats, chicken, whole grain rye, pea fibre, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of vitamin E,) flaxseed, egg product, carrots, apples, alfalfa meal, Salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of vitamin E), dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, broccoli, bok choy, cabbage, blueberries, l-lysine, choline choride, salt, dl-methionine, , fructooligosaccharides, , Yucca schidigera extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin  sulfate, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, pineapple, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Rhizopus oryzae fermentation extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride thiamine mononitrate,d-calcium pantothenate, riotin, l-ascorhvl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), ferrous sulphate, Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulphate, copper proteinate, Calcium iodate. Sodium selenite, magnesium oxide.

Horizon Complete Senior Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

Crude Protein (min) 24.0%
Crude Fat (min) 10.0%
Crude Fibre (max) 4.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Calsium (min) 1.1 %
Phosphorus (min) .85%
Omega 3 (min)** 0.44%
Omega 6 (min)** 3.62%
Glucosamine* (min) 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulphate* (min) 400 mg/kg

* chelated minerals
** Not recognized as an essential untrient by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles.

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Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup