Generally made of that portion of an animal other than muscle meat.
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A non-spcific animal fat that can come from a single species or multiple species and can change every time the food is made.
That portion of an animal that is chemically broken down. It is a non-specific ingredient that can be from multiple renders animals.
An herb that may be helpful to tonify and invigorate the blood.
Are the building blocks of proteins in the body.
A grain that is an excellent source of carbohydrates and linoeic acid
May be helpful to support long term brain health.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for injury, trauma, pain, shock, fear, stomach issues, and fever.
A dried root that may be helpful to promote blood circulation, dredges channels, supports joints, tendons, bones, muscles, and is used for pain.
Used as a flavoring in pet foods. A starting material for many pesticides, dye, and drugs.
Another name for vitamin C that is found in fruit and vegetables and is an antioxidant that may be helpful in preventing cell damage.
Chemical preservatives are not natural substances and they are very controversial, and some may be toxic at certan levels. . Examples include: Benzoic acid, Erythorbic acid, Thiodipropionic acid, Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), Calcium sorbate, Ethoxyquin, Dilauryl thiodipropionate, Methylparaben, Potassium bisulfite, Potassium metabisulfite, Propylene glyco, lPropylparaben, Sodium metabisulfite, Sodium propionate, Sodium sorbate, Sodium sulfite, Stannous chloride, Sulfur dioxide, and TBHQ – Tertiary butylhydroquinone.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for GU upset, nausea, and diarrhea.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for trauma, inflammation, general pain relief, and bruising.
A fruit that contains natural source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and some antioxidants.
The residue of the apple that is left after pressing apples for cider or apple juice. A source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Made from fermented apple cider and may be helpful to improve digestion, skin and coat, urinary tract infections, and may be helpful for yeast infections.
Molecules that fight free radicals in the body that may be helpful in preventing cell damage in the body.
A see that may be helpful for treating dry cough.
Chemical preservatives that may cause cancer and are banned in parts of the world.
A vitamin that acts as an antioxidabnt to protect cells in the body from damage.
A shrub that may be helpful with urinary disturbances or bladder infections, joint/lower back pain.
A synthetic preservative
A soluble fiber that is an ideal prebiotic, low in protein but rich in calcium.
Has the lowest Glycemic Index of all grains and is a good source of carbohydrates, plant proteins, manganese, and vitamin B.
A tree that may be helpful to calm and may help to maintain sleep, may help as an antioxidant, and may offer immune boosting properties.
A fruit that is high in potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
A plant that may be helpful to balance the spleen, balance Qi (pronounced chi), and may balance the gastrointestinal tract.
An herb that may be helpful to support the immune system
An evergreen shrub that may be helpful to alleviate fatigue and to promote overall health. May also be helpful as an anti-inflammatory and to support immunity.
A fruit that contains antioxidants, fiber and vitamins C and K. Blueberries may be helpful to the immune system and may contribute to overall health.
A seaweed that may be helpful in the treatment of underactive thyroid glands (hypothyroidism) and goiter.
The outer covering of the nut that may have strong antifungal properties and may be helpful against Candida (yeast) pinworms, ringworms, and tapeworms.
An herb that may be helpful in promoting digestion and may help to fight parasitic infections.
An herb that may have anti-inflammatory properties and may have pain-relieving results.
The fresh meat of a bison with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat
The fresh, whole meat from a bison.
Another name for vitamin B7 and mostly helps to break down fats and carbohydrates, and proteins in the body.
A seed that may be helpful for anxiety, promoting a healthy sleep cycle, and supports healthy digestion and nourishing the heart and kidneys.
A fruit that may be helpful for visual disturbances or poor vision. May help with retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. May provide powerful antioxidants that provide support for whole body health. May be helpful in the prevention of eye damage due to free radical damage and may promote blood supply to the eyes.
An essential macro-mineral. It must be in proper balance with phorphorus. Essential for bone develoment and aids in blood coagulation.
A root that may be helpful to defend and strengthen the liver.
A root that may be helpful for liver disorders and liver support.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for joint injuries and arthritis which is worse with joint motion.
Brown rice is whole-grain rice with the hull still intact. It is full of natural fiber, which may help a pet’s digestion.
The small milled fragments of rice kernals that have been separated from the larger kernals of milled rice. A by-product of rice milling.
Rich in B vitamins and antioxidants. Brewer’s yeast may be helpful for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver function.
A tree that may be an effective anti-inflammatory and may be an effective pain killer and may prevent the loss of cartilage.
An Omega 6 fatty acid that is high in gamma linoleic acid that may be helpful to reduce inflammation in the body.
Non-specific ground bone from a single animal or multiple animals and can change every time the food is made.
A vegetable that contains antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. May be helpful to support eyesight and the heart and overall health.
Carob is made from the bean pods of the carob tree. Carob is high in vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Carob also contains vitamin B1, niacin and vitamin A. Carob may be helpful to support digestion.
An amino acid, also known as L-Carnitine. May be helpful to pets with Dilated Cardiomypoathy (DCM).
Carbohydrates are basiclly sugar molecules. There are two categories; simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are generally refined sugars that may stress the pancreas. Complex carbs have a more complex structure that takes longer to digest and are less stressful on the pancreas. Complex carbs like barley, oats, rye and legumes also contain viyamins, minerals, and fiber along with some protein and fat.
Caramel colour may consist of an assortment of different ingredients some may be synthetic and created in a lab.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful to relieve symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections. Also helps to treat skin conditions such as scalds and burns.
An ideal source of both Omega 6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. May be helpful to support a healthy heart, cholesterol levels, and risk of cancer.
A crop with plants from which seeds are harvested and crushed to create canola oil and meal.
Is a plant that may be helpful be helpful to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria. Also, may be helpful for upset stomach, ulcers, as well as topically to encourage wound healing.
A chemical preservative
Sources of iodine, a mineral utilized by the body that may help to support thyroid function.
A natural mineral used as a calcium supplement and less frequently as an acidity regulator, colouring, anti-caking agent or stabilizer.
A fiber source that can be made from wood and may cause digestive irritation.
An oil that is derived from cannabis and may be helpful in boosting the effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system. May have painkilling, anti-inflammatory effects, support a healthy heart and circulatory system, and contain compounds that may fight cancer, epilepsy, infections, and autoimmune disease. CBD may help to support cognitive function and may be neuroprotective.
Used in small amounts to act as a catylyst that may speed up reactions in the digestive tract and circulatory system.
Used as a gelling agent, thickener, emulsifying and stabilizing agent in some wet foods (cans mostly).
Casein and whey are the protein portions of milk. Casein contains essential amino acids. It is digested more slowly than whey.
The bark of a shrub that may be helpful to gently stimulate muscle contraction to encourage bowel movement.
A plant that may be helpful to dispel blood stasis (slowing or pooling of the blood), discomfort, and invigorating blood.
Cartenoids are the pigments in the skin of plants. Thay contain valuable antioxidents.
An excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. Carrots contain natural sugars, so too many may carrots at a time may be unhealthy for a dog or cat.
A non-nutritional emulsifier in some canned foods that may cause issues inflammation in the body.
One of the building blocks of joint cartiledge.It may be helpful in maintaining and rebuilding cartilage in the animal.
A stable form of choline and is typically the form of choline used in pet foods.
A B vitamin and an essential nutrient needed for proper brain function, cellular health, and liver detoxification.
A plant rich in prebiotics.
The fresh, whole meat from a chicken.
The fresh meat of the chicken with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat
A rich source of high quality protein, vitamins A & D all all B vitamins.
A specific fat only from chickens, rich in Omega 6 fatty acids.
Chelated minerals are also called protienated minerals.These are minerals bound to a protein or amnino acid to improve absorption.
A flower that may be helpful for mild anxiety, stress, and insomnia and as a natural muscle relaxant.
A mushroom that may be helpful to protect the cells in the body therefore they may a good food to consider giving to pets that have had a cancer diagnosis or for cancer prevention. Chaga Mushrooms may support (not boost) the immune system and may contain anti-cancer properties.
A tree sap that may be helpful for pain relief, infections in and on the body, and to promote healing.
Rich in nutrients, antibodies and antioxidents that support all life stages that may be helpful to the immune system.
Tiny silver particles in a liquid that may be helpful to prevent fungal, bacterial, and viral infections. May also be helpful to treat skin infections and to help skin injuries/cuts heal faster. May be helpful for ear infections, boosting the immune system, healing the gut, and for eye infections.
The most abundant protein in the body. It provides structure to tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles.Natural collagen in the body may deplete with age and by offering collagen supplements or collagen chews or treats it may help to replenish natural collagen levels in the body.
A supplement that may be helpful to generate energy in the cells. It may be successful in helping pets with mild cardiac disease.
The fresh, whole meat from a cod.
An oil that may be helpful in supporting immune digestion, joint health, and overall health.
An essential part of vitamin B12 that may help to provide efficient hemoglobin production.
The fresh, whole meat from a clam.
A dry carbohydrate concentrate and a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber in some pet foods.
A natural preservative and flavoring agent.
A fruit that may be helpful to prevent the development of urinary tract infections by preventing certain bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls.
Hulled barley put through the “cracker” to break whole grain kernels into smaller pieces.
A perennial grass that may be helpful as a gentle diuretic that may be useful to help the body to pass kidney stones. It may help with intense burning sensation.
An herb that may be helpful to relieve pain, improve blood flow, moving energy throughout the body, and stomach ulcers.
A plant that may be helpful as an anti-allergic, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antihistamine, and antimalarial properties. Cornus may be helpful to balance the liver and kidneys.
An simple sugar that is unnecessary in a diet, treat, or supplement for a pet.
The poorly digested protein portion of corn.
A lower quality soluble fiber source.
The highly processed soluble fiber portion of corn found in lower quality pet foods.
A whole grain used in some pet foods. An ideal source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. A low-quality source of protein when used in excess.
A form of copper used in limited amounts in pet foods that may be helpful to provide essential levels if copper.
An essential micro mineral.
A plant that may be helpful to promote urination and draining damp heat from the bladder.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid essential for proper eye and brain development in puppies and kittens.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) is an essential B vitamin necessary for the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates for energy, vitamin B5 is critical to manufacture red blood cells, and to support digestive health.
A nutritious plant that may be helpful to stimulate the appetite and help digestion. Dandelion leaves may be helpful to support the immune system and may have anti-inflammatory benefits.
A form of vitamin E used as a natural preservative in pet foods. Found in mixed tocopheral ingredients.
A strong antioxident and anti-inflammatory agent found in Turmeric.
Fermented milk protein.
The fresh meat of a duck with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
A probiotic bacteria used in pet foods, treats and supplements.
A probiotic bacteria used in pet foods, treats and supplements.
Dried eggs are the highest quality protein available to pet food manufacturers. This form is highly digestible, and provides a great source of antioxidants and nutrients.
A kind of sugar that may be helpful to bind to the bad bacteria in the bladder to carry it out of the body via urine.
An essential amino acid used in foods, treats and supplements to acidify urine and may be used in cases of Dilated CardioMyopathy (DCM).
A form of vitamin E used as a natural preservative in pet foods. Found in mixed tocopheral ingredients.
A Chinese yam that may be helpful to tonify the kidneys and spleen, stomach, and lungs.
Animal digest is non-specific hydrolyzed animal protein. It is used to enhance palatability in edible pet products.
May be helpful as a mineral supplement and dental abrasive. It may be helpful improve the texture of canned foods.
Made from fossilized remains of tiny aquatic organisms that contain microscopic particles that pierce the protective coating of parasites in the digestive tract, this may be helpful in dehydrating them and then killing them. Diatomaceous earth may be helpful in targeting larvae and eggs of parasites.
The oil from a plant that may be helpful to inhibit the body’s production of chemicals that cause inflammation.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for eye infections.
A bark that may be helpful for a strong skeletal system and strong, flexible joints. As well may be helpful to balance the liver and kidneys.
An iodine supplement which may help to maintain proper function of the thyroid gland.
A chemical preservative that may cause cancer.
Sodium Erythrobate is used in meat in human food to help cure, maintain freshness and colour. Has the potential to provide excess sodium to the diet of senior pets with heart issues which can be detrimental.
Fresh eggs with the moisture removed. A sustainable and highly digestible protein and fat source. There are different types of egg powder used, including whole egg, egg white and egg yolk powder.
The highest quality protein available to pet food manufacturers. Their form is highly digestible, and they provide a great source of antioxidants and nutrients.
An herb that may be helpful to kill bacteria like an antibiotic. It may also be a powerful immune booster to help the body to defend itself.
The fresh whole meat from a duck.
Iron that has been bonded to an amino acid that may improve absorption by the body
An ancient medicinal herb. Fenugreek seeds and powder are used to improve palatability and may help to improve the appetite.
A nutritious plant providing vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, and potassium, that may support the immune system, vision, bones, and more.
Folic acid (vitamin B 12) is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function.
A non-specific ingredient that can change every time a product is made.
A food that contains lignans. Lignans are antioxidants that may be helpful in supporting the immune system. Flaxseed may be helpful with inflammation and may support skin and coat, joints, kidneys, adrenal gland, and digestion.
Natural compounds found naturally in many fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are rich in antioxidants.
A non-specific ingredient or a permanent mixture of fish oils.
A concentrated form of non-specific fish meat.
A non-digestible carbohydrate essential for proper flow of food through the digestive tract to get proper digestion and absorption and a firm stool.
A form of iron used in pet foods, treats and supplements.
An antioxidant that may help in gas evacuation produced by gastrointestinal fermentation. Also may be helpful as an expectorant, anti-emetic (to control nausea and vomiting), prevention of coronary artery disease. Ginger is a natural enzyme action on protein digestion, probiotic that may support of the natural gut flora, anti-diarrhea properties, liver protection, and it may also be helpful as an antidote to several food toxins. Ginger may also have an antiprotozoal effect that may make it useful against giardia, coccidia, and other protozoa.
A root that may be helpful to encourage appetite and digestion by encouraging the production of digestive juices.
In smaller amounts, garlic is completley is safe and healthy for pets. Contains antibacterial and antiviral properties
A plant that may help to reduce inflammation due to urinary tract infections.
Rich in protein and fiber and an excellent source of carbohydrates. May help to control blood sugar.
A simple sugar that is unnecessary in a food, treat or a supplement for pets.
A form of prebiotic and dietary fiber. Travels intact through the intestinal tract to support the growth of healthy bacteria.
Free-range is when an animal is kept in natural conditions to move freely as they wish. A more humane way to raise animals.
Are unstable atoms in the body and are linked to aging and disease
A resin that may be helpful to move blood and Qi and to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and may help to heal wounds.
Synthetic colouring agents like Yellow 5, and Blue 2.
The fresh, whole meat from a herring fish.
An oil that may be helpful to heart health, and cardiovascular function, and may help to prevent degenerative diseases. Contain 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids. Contains DHA to improve brain health and provides excellent support for skin and coat. Hemp seed oil provides antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
The fresh, whole meat from a haddock fish.
A binder to prevent separation in some pet foods like canned foods.
Green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a New Zealand shellfish. Rich in fatty acids (Contain 90!) but most abundant in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid). They contain high levels of glycosaminoglycan (GAGs) which may assist in the repair of damaged joint tissues and provide anti-inflammatory effects.
Made from leaves that contains powerful antioxidants and may be helpful to reduce the risk of cancer.
A plant that may be helpful to increase blood vessel and collagen growth. Also, may provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Gotu Kola may be helpful to help calm stressed animals.
A colorless, odorless, and sweet-tasting additive that is commonly used as a food additive to thicken and preserve foods.
One of the building blocks of joint cartiledge. Helps to thicken joint fluid.
A non-specific meal that can be made from any gland or combination of glands and can change every time a product is made.
An herb that may be helpful to support and protect long-term cognitive health.
Both protein and fat are sometimes broken down or hydrogenated to change their structure. The most common hydrolyzed ingredient is animal protein. Hydrolyzed protein molecules are broken down (shortened) to reduce their ability to cause an allergic response. The process has the disadvantage of reducing nutritional value and palatability. The risk of diarrhea may also be possible, especially if there is no transition time.
The use of water to breakdown substances.
A flowering plant that may be helpful to dissolve bladder and kidney stones. Hydrangea may also be helpful for bladder infections.
May be helpful for stiffness and joint pain and may contribute to proper joint lubrication as it is a part of synovial fluid and cartilage.
A plant that may provide benefits to the skin, hair, and bones. Horsetail may support bone heath, may help as a natural diuretic, may promote wound healing, and may provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
A plant that may be helpful as an expectorant and may encourage mucous to drain from the body. It also may dilate nasal passageways and may be a bronchial dilator. This would allow more oxygen to be absorbed into the lungs.
A root that may be helpful in strengthening the Qi of the spleen and heart, moistening the lung, clearing heat toxins, calming muscle spasms, and moderating the effects of other herbs.
A chemical detergent used in toothpaste as an anti-stain whitener.
A specific animal fat that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
The fresh meat of a herring with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
A unit of measure 1 kilocalorie equals 1,000 calories.
A type of seaweed that is high in protein, minerals, and amino acids. Kelp may be helpful to improve energy levels and to strengthen the immune system.
The fresh meat of a kangaroo with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
The fresh whole meat from a kangaroo.
A green vegetable that is considered a superfood as it contains a wide array of nutrients.
A seed that may be helpful to calm the mind and to relieve mental tension.
A species of red algae that may be helpful for strengthening the respiratory system by boosting the immune system. It may be helpful for soothing coughing and other lung conditions.
An ideal prebiotic naturally found in chicory.
A substance that helps regulate the function and lifespan of cells including growth and death.
An evergreen plant that may be helpful to thin out mucous to help expel it from the lungs.
An amino acid that may be helpful to encourage the release of serotonin and melatonin in the brain.
A fiber found in plants and may be used in some pet foods
A plant that may be helpful to strengthen the Qi of the spleen and heart, moistens the lung, clears heat toxins, calms muscular spasms, and moderates the effects of other herbs. Often used to soothe and protect the digestive tract and helps with coughing.
An herb that may be helpful to strengthen the brain and its ability to protect from stress and shock. Lemon Balm may work well for digestive upset that is caused by stress or anxiety.
Derived from many sources including eggs, sunflower oil, and canola. It may enhance digestion of dietary fat, supports a heathy coat.
Carnitine is an essential amino acid. L-carnitine is an ideal ingredient in food, treats and supplements designed for weight management because it encourages the metabolism of fat.
Rendered fat from an animal, often treated with bleaching and deodorizing agents. Chemical preservatives are often added.
A prebiotic fiber that may be helpful to support the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut.
The fresh meat of a lamb with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
The fresh whole meat from a lamb.
Krill are tiny crustaceans found in the oceans of the world. They are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
An herb that be be helpful for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
An ideal source of magnesium.
Manganese is a micromineral or trace mineral.
An artificial sweetener used as a carrier in some supplements. Primarily derived from corn or wheat. Can cause digestive issues and even allergic reactions in excessive amounts.
A poorly absorbed source of magnesium.
The magnesium salt of steriaric acid, a naturally occuring fatty acid. Excessive amounts may irritate the digestive tract.
Magnesuin attached to an amino acid. An ideal source of magnesium.
An essential macro-mineral. It must be in proper balance with Phorphorus to be effective.
An essential amino acid.
A plant that may be helpful to disperse heat/inflammation.
A highly refined oil. Mineral oil alone should be given with a great deal of caution as it can pass into the respiratory system and may cause aspiration pneumonia. It can be used safely as a carrier in supplements.
A healthy grain and a source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
By-products of processing whole grains. They may cause a spike and then drop in blood sugar, causing a pet to be hungry again soon after consuming it. Overconsumption of these by-products may lead to weight gain, obesity, and diabetes. Whole grains are far superior.
An herb that may be helpful to protect and enhance the function of the liver.
An essential amino acid for dogs and cats.
A specific concentrated fish meal high in Omega-3 faty acids.
A synthetic vitamin K? usually used in animal feed, can be added up to levels as high as 1,000 times the dietary requirement without seeing any adverse effects in animals, except when injected in horses.
A non-specific, low quality animal protein source.
An herb that may be helpful to regulate the digestive acid levels therefore protecting the lining of the gut.
An herb used in respiratory supplements that may be helpful to ease coughing and ease discomfort.
B vitamin used by the body to turn food into energy.
A leaf that may be helpful as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and supports the kidneys
Natural flavors may contain artificial and chemical ingredients.
A form of glucosamine that may be helpful to target inflammation response in smooth muscle of bladder wall and lining.
A tree resin that may be helpful as an antibacterial and may be helpful to reduce inflammation, support healing, and may be helpful to address discomfort.
A flowering plant that may be helpful as an expectorant which may help the body to remove excess mucous.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring supplement that may be used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant for conditions such as arthritis and some cancers.
A flavor enhancer used in human foods. MSG is unnecessary in an animal protein focused pet food.
Molasses is a natural simple sugar.
Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Tocopherols are forms of vitamin E and when combined make up the ingredient Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are often used as a natural preservative in pet foods.
A fiber source that may be used in some pet foods.
Does not refer to a particular list of organs liver, tripe, heart, kidneys, etc. Included are most internal organs except for muscle meat or bone. Offal is typically included in raw diet to provides essential vitamins and minerals.
Finely ground whole oats, a superfood.
Oat Hulls need to be ground finely to avoid irritation and inflamation in the digestive system.
Helps to move food through the digestive tract slowly, which further helps to optimize the absorption of nutrients. Oat Fiber can improve stool quality.
Oat Bran is outer hull of the oat seed. A source of fiber that needs to be ground finely to avoid irritation in the digestive system.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful to restore the digestive system after digestive upset.
Small amounts in foods and treats it is generally safe. Larger amounts may be toxic.
A root that may be helpful to stop bleeding, relieve pain, and to reduce swelling.
Like poultry meal and meat meal. Every ingredient should be specific to ensure the food, treat or supplement is made the same every time it is produced.
May be helpful to improve joint health, may increase physical endurance, and may support bone health.
A human food additive used to improve colour and taste. In pet foods, they are used a chemical preservative. Over time it can accumulate in the body and cause health concerns.
A plant that is rich in a variety of important vitamins and minerals especially vitamins A, C, and K which maybe helpful to improve bone health, protect against disease, and provide antioxidant benefits.
A chemical preservative.
A leaf that may be helpful a powerful digestive aid and may be helpful to eradicate parasites from the body.
Is a Vitamin B5. This is a vitamin of the B complex and is essential for the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates
May act as a laxative and cause digestive issues.
Produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.
An herb that may be helpful to prevent respiratory and digestive spasms.
Essential fatty acids, Omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids that may be helpful to support skin and coat, reduce inflammation, and joint health.
Connsidereed a healthful dietary oil because of its high content of monounsaturated fat, phytonutrients, vitamin e, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
An omega-9 fatty acid that may be helpful to reduce inflammation.
A seed that may be helpful to clear heat due to urinary tract infections, reducing inflammation, or to stop coughing.
A nutrient dense tropical fruit. May be helpful to boost the immune system and reduces inflammation in the body especially around joints.
Tiny creatures that live deep in the ocean. Phytoplankton is a strong source of Omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, DHA, EPA, carotenoids, antioxidants, nucleic acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and an array of minerals including copper, iodine, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
An essential macro-mineral that can be found in many foods that helps healthy nerve conduction and managing the body’s use of energy.
An acidifier, also used effectively as a flavouring, emulsifier and to prevent discolouration.
A primary component of all cell membranes and is naturally found in egg yolks, lecithin, red meats, sunflower seeds, liver and spinach. Often used in supplements.
A legume that is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Barley with the hull and bran removed.
An insoluable fiber that can cause an irritation to the gut.
A carbohydrate found in peas and often used as a healthy ingredient to bind kibble together to help maintain its shape.
A flower that may be helpful to promote a sense of calm.
An essential macro-mineral that is essential for many functions of the body.
A carbohydrate with a high Glycemic Index, moderate protein, and a fiber source used in some grain-free foods. Helpful to bind kibble so that it stays formed.
This non-specific ingredient is the dried residue of potato pieces, peelings and culls from the manufacturer of human processed potatoes.
A Synthetic, chemical preservative.
The fresh meat of a pig with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
The fresh whole meat from a pig.
A fungus that may be helpful to strengthen digestion and harmonizing the gastrointestinal tract
A fruit that is a rich source of antioxidents and anti-inflammatory agents.
Naturally occurring antioxidant compounds that come only from fruit and other plants.
A flowering plant that may be helpful for liver and kidney conditions or may help to fortify muscles and bones.
The fresh whole meat from a pollock fish.
Also known as Vitamin B6
A source of essential vitamins and minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, and ch in many antioxidants.
An ideal fiber source that may be helpful to soothe the digestive tract to help with constipation or diarrhea. Found in pet foods and treats as well as used on its own.
An insoluble fiber source that helps relieve contipation and mild diarrhea. May be used as a food thickener.
A process wherby an amino acid is combined with another compound, usually a mineral such as iron proteinate to improve digestion and absorption.
A synthetic petroleum derivitave and a close relative to antifreeze.
A chemical preservative.
Friendly bacteria essential for proper digestion and to enhance immune response in the digestive tract to aid in improving gut and overall health.
Directly feed the probiotics in the gut, a food source for probiotics that may be helpful to improve digestion and to strengthen the immune system.
Known as “Forever Chemicals” because they are resistent to breaking down. Used a coatings for packaging. Harmful to the enviornment.
A source of the macro-minerals potassium and chloride.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for arthritis, red swollen eyes, and skin infections.
An herb often used as a preservative. It contains antioxidents and supports immune health and digestive health.
The entire oat seed that is rolled flat.
A processed product that contains only the protein founds in rice.
An insoluble fiber that can be irritating to the gut.
The inner coating of the rice seed, rich in antioxidents and B vitamins.
An industrial process that converts animal tissue into stable materials.
A root that may nourish yin and blood.
A legume that is very digestible, low in fat, low in calories, and great source of protein and fiber.
A synthetic food dye.
A plant and nutritious ancient grain that is considered a superfood as it is higher than most grains in nutrients.
A shrub that is rich in vitamins C, A, and E, and omega-6 fatty acids.
A fruit that may be helpful to treat liver conditions, stomach disorders, and as a tonic to improve vitality.
Berries that contain polyphenols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful fight off disease. They are a good source of copper and iron.
The level of salt in a food, treat, or supplement is important. Too much salt may be detrimental for older animals and encourage increased water consumption.
The fresh meat of a salmon with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat
The fresh whole meat from a salmon.
An herb that may be helpful for digestion and may be helpful to expel worms while soothing the stomach and intestinal tract.
An oil made from the seed of the safflower plant that is rich in omega 6 essential fatty asids.
Processed, finely ground rye.
An herb that may be helpful for soreness in the bones, tendons, joints, and cartilage.
A chemical additive used to preserve processed meats for humans.
Table salt can provide excess sodium and increase water consumption and may cause heart issues in senior pets
Casein and whey are the protein portions of milk. Casein contains essential amino acids. It is digested more slowly than whey. Casein is also called Milk Powder.
A chemical preservative.
May be helpful to relieve digestive discomfort and provide mucilage to soothe the digestive tract. The plant contains mucilage, a long chain of sugars (polysaccharides) that make a slippery substance when combined with water. This mucilage may be helpful to soothe the digestive system. Slippery elm is also rich in nutrients and is easy to digest, making it an excellent food during times of digestive discomfort.
A natural compound made from silicon and oxygen and is used in supplements as an anticaking agent to avoid clumping.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful to remove foreign bodies such as thorns and seed from the skin. May also be helpful for abscesses and sinusitis.
A chemical additive used to preserve processed meats for humans
The fresh meat from a shrimp.
Similar beneficial processes that bind mineral to make them more absorbable and useful for the body.
An ocean living invertebrate and is used because it serves as a rich source of the polysaccharide chondroitin sulfate, which may be helpful in maintaining and rebuilding joint cartilage.
A nutritious fruit that may be helpful in supporting the immune system, vision, colon, muscles, and more.
A highly nutritious microalgae that is rich in many vitamins and minerals that may be helpful to provide numerous health benefits.
A leafy green vegetable that is considered a superfood that is rich in antioxidants and many nutrients.
An herb that may be helpful for digestive disorders to improve digestion.
Low quality fractions of whole grains that are highly processed.
A common allergen used as a low quality protein source used in some pet foods. May cause gas and digetive issues in pets.
An additive that is mainly used in pet food for the purpose of binding water.
An additive often used as a gelling agent in pet food.
A modified potato starch. Only very small amounts are acceptable.
A common form of selenium and is an antioxidant which is essential for thyroid metabolism, synthesis of DNA, and reproduction.
An additive that is mainly used in pet food for the purpose of binding water.
Is a mineral that may be helpful as an antipyretic (to reduce fever) and may be helpful as a diuretic agent.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for injuries to bones, cartilage, tendons, and periosteum. It may also be helpful to stimulate callus formation to help heal bones that have been fractured and other injuries to the bones and connective tissue.
A popular source of carbohydrates, low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, potassium, iron, and soothing fiber.
A plant oil rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for skin problems and skin allergies.
Sugars may be addictive to pets and a palatability enhancer. Not appropriate in a pet’s diet.
A refined carbohydrate that is unnecessary in a pet’s diet.
An herb that provides an extra nutritional punch. Stinging nettle may be helpful for anti-arthritic effects and an anti-inflammatory andmay replenish nutrients and electrolytes in the body.
A saturated long chain fatty acid. Stearic Acid derived from certain sources may pose a danger due to pesticide residue.
A fruit that may be helpful in supportng healthy digestion and contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
The skin and seeds of the tomato. An ideal prebiotic fiber.
Is used to enhance the brilliance of colors and provides whitening. It is appoved for use in the US but it has recently been banned by the European Union (EU).
A chemical used to enhance the brilliance of colors and provides whitening. It is approved for use in the US; however, it has recently been banned by the European Union (EU).
An herb that may be helpful in aiding digestion.
Also called Vitamin B1 is essential for the breakdown of carbohydrates , normal growth, and the transmission of nerve impulses.
A chemical emulsifier seen in cat foods to improve palatability.
Molecules that give the cannabis plant its pungent aroma.
An essential amino acid for cats. May be helpful tosupport heart health in both dogs and cats.
An artificial chemical dye also known as FD&C or yellow dye 5
A carbohydrate source in some pet foods often used to bind kibble together to help maintain kibble shape.
Tallow is fat that has been rendered down into a more stable form and offers no nutritional value.
The fresh meat of a deer with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
A non-specific oil that can be made from a single vegetable of a variety and can change each time it is made. Vegetable oils are a source of Omega 6 fatty acids and may cause inflammation in the body.
Used to bind water in canned food and treats, and gives pet food and treats the necessary elasticity for a chewy texture.
An herb that may be helpful for its mild sedative qualities that are used to alleviate stress, and anxiety.
A plant that may be helpful to decrease inflammation.
A spice that contains curcumin which may be helpful as a powerful antioxident and an anti-inflammatory.
The fresh whole meat of a turkey.
A raw meaty bone that is great source of calcium and lean protein. Often ground into raw diet or given whole as a meal which naturally cleans and strengthens teeth.
The fresh meat of a turkey with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat
The fresh whole meat of a tuna fish.
A processed portion of ground wheat that contains gluten.
Whole grain wheat is used as a carbohydrate source in many pet foods and treats. It is a common allergen in dogs.
An herb that may be helpful to soothe irritation of the respiratory tract. May be Helpful for coughing, asthma, and bronchitis.
Water listed as a first ingredient is not ideal.
A antioxidant that is essential for blood clotting.
A powerful antioxident that supports organ health and supports the immune system.
An essential vitamin to support bone and muscle development.
Also called Ascorbic Acid, it is a powerful antioxident. Both dogs and cats can make there own vitamin C. It is often used as a supplement.
Folic acid (vitamin B 12) is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function.
Supports the immune system, proper vision, and healthy skin.
The fresh whole meat from a deer.
Oats are rich in carbohydrates and fiber and contain more protein and fat than most other grains. High in antioxidants.
Barley provides fiber as a prebiotic to feed good bacteria in the gut. Provides vitamins, minerals, and protein. May be helpful to steady blood sugar and is low glycemic index to support digestive and heart health
The fresh meat of the Whitefish with the water removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat.
A term for several similar species of fish. A fresh meat source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
A supplement made from the bark of the white willow tree. May be helpful for pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
A root that may be helpful to calm the liver, alleviate pain, and may invigorate and harmonize the blood.
A protein portion of milk. It is the liquid remaing after milk has been curdled and strained.
A by-product of processing whole wheat. They can cause a spike and then drop in blood sugar, causing a pet to be hungry again soon after consuming it. Overconsumption of these by-products can lead to weight gain, obesity, and diabetes. Whole grains are far superior in nutritional value.
A poorly digested protein portion of wheat, a known allergen.
Wheat germ is a portion of the wheat kernel that is a source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Wheat germ is anti-inflammatory and supports the immune system.
A source of beneficial digestive enzymes. Note: when feeding yogurt to pets, always use a plain variety that contains no sugar and has beneficial bacterial cultures.
The underlying principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Good health is believed to come from a balance of Yin (negative, dark, and feminine) and Yang (positive, bright, and masculine).
A synthetic food colouring.
A synthetic food colouring.
Contains some species of probiotics.
A protein source rich in amino acids and B vitamins.
Artificial sweeteners are not necessary in pet foods. These sweeteners are used in chewing gum and food products. Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs and cats.
A plant that may be helpful to expel worms from the body.
A plant that may be helpful for its anti-inflammatory properties.
A plant that may be helpful to break down urinary gravel that may become stones or crystals in the bladder.
May be helpful to steady blood sugar and is low glycemic index that amy be helpful to support digestive and heart health. May be helpful to protect cells from damge due to free radicals. Contains polyphenols that are packed with antioxidants.
A common source of zinc.
Zinc attached to an amino acid to improve absorption and utilization by the body.
An essential micro-mineral that is essential for healthy skin an supports the immune system.
The silky growth at the tops of corn cob. Often used as a supplement that may be helpful in the support of the urinary system.
Primarily added to pet food to help reduce the odor of fecal matter. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to regulate diabetes.