Ingredient Definitions

Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product

Probiotic which aids in the digestion of proteins and carbohydrates

Bacillus Subtilus Fermentation Product (probiotic)

Microbials lessen gas and bloating and promote consistent growth, healthier coats, resistance to disease, and better overall health

Biotin

Biotin promotes healthy skin and hair and is necessary for growth, digestion, and muscle function.

Blueberries

Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants that berries also contain fiber, potassium, and Vitamins A & C. The nutrients in blueberries aid in promoting proper urinary tract health and good eyesight.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice is a complex carbohydrate that is fairly easy to digest once cooked. It is a source of fiber and contains magnesium, 4 different B-Vitamins, calcium, iron, protein and zinc.

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate provides calcium for bones and teeth. Calcium plays a role in nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, the activation of enzyme systems, and cardiac function.

Calcium Iodate

Calcium iodate provides the iodine necessary for proper thyroid function.

Chicken Cartilage

Excellent source of naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin which helps build and maintain healthy joints. Also contains protein, niacin and pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5).

Chicken Fat

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid – an important element for a healthy skin and coat. Chicken fat is very palatable, high in essential fatty acids, and is easily & quickly metabolized by the body.  It also has all the chicken proteins removed so it is safe for consumption by those animals with an intolerance to chicken.

 

 

Chicken Meal

Our chicken meal is whole chicken meat only. It has been ground to the the perfect consistency and dried to have all excess water removed.  Chicken meat contains approximately 75% water, which should be considered when comparing to other formulas that tout  “whole meat” as a primary ingredient. When that water is removed and the chicken is ground, you are left with a concentrated form of chicken meat.  We choose to use the more concentrated form as our primary meat so that it will not move lower in the formula when it is finally ground and added to the other ingredients.

Choline Chloride

Generally classified as a B-complex vitamin (referred to as vitamin B4 in some publications), choline influences the metabolism of carotene and vitamin A in animals. It is an essential component in ensuring proper nervous system function.

Cobalt Sulfate

Cobalt is an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule.

Copper Sulfate

Copper is an essential trace mineral for animals.

Cranberries

Cranberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and can help prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract.

Apples

Apples are one of the most concentrated sources of flavonoids (antioxidants) and help maintain healthy blood vessels and connective tissue. Apples contain potassium, Vitamin C, and pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion.

Carrots

No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots. Carrots are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins B, C, D, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron.

Dried Egg Product

Contains a full array of minerals, rich levels of calcium, all the vitamins except vitamin C, a range of high-quality saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, and the entire range of enzymes. Eggs are an especially good source of biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, choline and sulfur.

Duck Meal

Our duck meal is whole lamb meat only and has been ground to the perfect consistency and dried to have excess water removed.  Duck meat contains approximately 75% water, which should be considered when comparing to other formulas that tout a “whole meat” as a primary ingredient. When that water is removed and the duck is ground, you are left with a concentrated form of duck meat.  This is the same process that all pet food company’s use, we just choose to use the more concentrated form as are primary meat so that it will not move lower in the formula when it is finally ground and added to the other ingredients.

Flax Seed

Contains high levels of alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3 fatty acids), along with good quantities of other fatty acids. Flaxseed also supplies both insoluble and soluble fiber, and well as helps to keep healthy skin and coat.

Folic Acid

Folic acid is needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.

Ground Whole White Rice

Ground Whole White Rice is used as a source of highly digestible carbohydrates that produce quick energy. It is high in iron and is a good source of folate and manganese. White rice is less allergenic than many other grain sources.

Iron Sulfate

Iron aids hemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis as well as energy metabolism.

Kelp Meal

Contains an abundant source of minerals, amino acids and vitamins, including essential trace minerals. These nutrients are necessary for the production of enzymes that promote healthy body functions. Kelp contains over 60 minerals and elements and 21 amino acids.

Lamb Meal

Our lamb meal is whole lamb meat only and has been ground to the consistency we need and dried to have excess water removed.  Lamb meat contains approximately 75% water, which should be considered when comparing to other formulas that tout a “whole meat” as a primary ingredient. When that water is removed and the lamb is ground, you are left with a concentrated form of lamb meat.  This is the same process that all pet food company’s use, we just choose to use the more concentrated form as are primary meat so that it will not move lower in the formula when it is finally ground and added to the other ingredients.

Manganese Sulfate

Manganese is an essential trace mineral for animals.

Millet

Gluten Free, high in fiber and protein, B-complex vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron Vitamin E, and contains essential amino acids (18 amino acids!).

Niacin

Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex.

Oat Bran

The nutritious hull of oats that is a source of soluble and insoluble fiber, iron, thiamin, phosphorus, riboflavin, magnesium and zinc.

Oat Flour

A good source of iron and manganese, and also contains thiamin, phosphorus and selenium.

Oatmeal

Naturally rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, B-vitamins, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, iron, protein, calcium, Manganese and Magnesium and is considered gluten free.

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) is involved in a number of biological reactions, including the production of energy, the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids, the synthesis of fatty acids, phospholipids, sphingolipids, cholesterol and steroid hormones, and the synthesis of heme and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This acid enables the body to create usable energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Potassium Chloride

Potassium chloride is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin A.

Potato

Easy to digest, Vitamin C, B-complex, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

Pyridoxine HCL

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) plays an essential role in maintaining red blood cells and producing antibodies and nerve tissue.

Quinoa

Organically grown South American seed that is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and Manganese.

Riboflavin

Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the normal release of energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. It is also essential in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells.

Rice Bran

Very high in iron and a good source of fiber. Also contains zinc, copper, potassium, thiamin, niacin, Vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and pantothenic acid.

Rosemary Extract

Natural source of antioxidants and promotes healthy skin.

Sage Extract

Natural source of antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Salt

Salt provides sodium and chloride, and other essential nutrients.  We use a minimum amount and have some of the lowest levels in the industry.

Sodium Selenite

Selenium is incorporated into many vital enzymes in the body. It works as an antioxidant that helps protect against free radical damage.

Sweet Potato

Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and carotenoids (antioxidants), and also a source of fiber.

Thiamine

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) promotes growth, stimulates brain action, safeguards the muscles that protect the heart, maintains red blood count, promotes healthy skin, and improves circulation.

Tomato Pomace

Mixture of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds and is an excellent source of soluble fiber. It is also a concentrated source of bioflavonoids such as lycopene (antioxidants).

Trout

Good source of protein, calcium, iron, vitamins C, B6, B12, niacin, selenium and phosphorus.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A aids vision, growth, immune function, fetal development, cellular differentiation, and trans-membrane protein transfer. Vitamin A is essential for the repair of body tissues and also benefits bone formation.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 promotes the formation of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy nerve and muscle systems.

White Fish Meal

We sometimes use a single source or combination of fish such as: Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Anchovy or Whiting.   All of these fish are used as our “white fish meal” and are an excellent source of protein, and contain essential Omega’s or fatty acids.

Whole Wheat

Good source of fiber, easy to digest—contains protein, calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, vitamin K, manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and copper.

Zinc Sulfate

Zinc promotes the mineralization of bone, digestion of protein, and the conversion of calorie-containing nutrients into energy. Zinc further aids in enzyme reaction, cell replication, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, skin health, and wound healing.

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