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An essential macro-mineral. It must be in proper balance with phorphorus. Essential for bone develoment and aids in blood coagulation.

Calcium Carbonate   

A natural mineral used as a calcium supplement and less frequently as an acidity regulator, colouring, anti-caking agent or stabilizer.

Calcium Iodate/Pottasium Iodate   

Sources of iodine, a mineral utilized by the body that may help to support thyroid function.

Calcium Propionate   

A chemical preservative


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 crop with plants from which seeds are harvested and crushed to create canola oil and meal.

Canola Oil- Green   

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 homeopathic remedy that may be helpful to relieve symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections. Also helps to treat skin conditions such as scalds and burns.

Caramel Colour   

Caramel colour may consist of an assortment of different ingredients some may be synthetic and created in a lab.


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.


An amino acid, also known as L-Carnitine. May be helpful to pets with Dilated Cardiomypoathy (DCM).


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.


A non-nutritional emulsifier in some canned foods that may cause issues inflammation in the body.


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.


Cartenoids are the pigments in the skin of plants. Thay contain valuable antioxidents.


A plant that may be helpful to dispel blood stasis (slowing or pooling of the blood), discomfort, and invigorating blood.

Cascara Sagrada   

The bark of a shrub that may be helpful to gently stimulate muscle contraction to encourage bowel movement.


Casein and whey are the protein portions of milk. Casein contains essential amino acids. It is digested more slowly than whey.

Cassia Gum   

Used as a gelling agent, thickener, emulsifying and stabilizing agent in some wet foods (cans mostly).

Cayenne Pepper   

Used in small amounts to act as a catylyst that may speed up reactions in the digestive tract and circulatory system.

CBD Oil   

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.


A fiber source that can be made from wood and may cause digestive irritation.

Chaga Mushrooms   

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 flower that may be helpful for mild anxiety, stress, and insomnia and as a natural muscle relaxant.

Chelated Minerals   

Chelated minerals are also called protienated minerals.These are minerals bound to a protein or amnino acid to improve absorption.

Chicken/Deboned Chicken   

The fresh, whole meat from a chicken.

Chicken Fat   

A specific fat only from chickens, rich in Omega 6 fatty acids.

Chicken Liver   

A rich source of high quality protein, vitamins A & D all all B vitamins.

Chicken Meal   

The fresh meat of the chicken with the moisture removed. One pound of meal is equal to three pounds of whole meat


A plant rich in prebiotics.


A B vitamin and an essential nutrient needed for proper brain function, cellular health, and liver detoxification.

Choline Chloride   

A stable form of choline and is typically the form of choline used in pet foods.

Chondroitin Sulfate   

One of the building blocks of joint cartiledge.It may be helpful in maintaining and rebuilding cartilage in the animal.

Citric Acid   

A natural preservative and flavoring agent.

Citrus Pulp   

A dry carbohydrate concentrate and a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber in some pet foods.


The fresh, whole meat from a clam.


An essential part of vitamin B12 that may help to provide efficient hemoglobin production.

Coconut Oil   

An oil that may be helpful in supporting immune digestion, joint health, and overall health.


The fresh, whole meat from a cod.

Coenzyme Q10   

A supplement that may be helpful to generate energy in the cells. It may be successful in helping pets with mild cardiac disease.


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.

Colloidal Silver   

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.


Rich in nutrients, antibodies and antioxidents that support all life stages that may be helpful to the immune system.

Copaiba Oil   

A tree sap that may be helpful for pain relief, infections in and on the body, and to promote healing.


An essential micro mineral.

Copper Sulphate   

A form of copper used in limited amounts in pet foods that may be helpful to provide essential levels if copper.


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.

Corn Bran   

The highly processed soluble fiber portion of corn found in lower quality pet foods.

Corn Cellulose   

A lower quality soluble fiber source.

Corn Gluten   

The poorly digested protein portion of corn.

Corn Syrup   

An simple sugar that is unnecessary in a diet, treat, or supplement for a pet.


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 herb that may be helpful to relieve pain, improve blood flow, moving energy throughout the body, and stomach ulcers.

Couch Grass   

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.

Cracked Barley   

Hulled barley put through the “cracker” to break whole grain kernels into smaller pieces.


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.

Cultured Whey   

Fermented milk protein.


A strong antioxident and anti-inflammatory agent found in Turmeric.

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