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An essential macro-mineral. It must be in proper balance with Phorphorus to be effective.

Magnesium Proteinate   

Magnesuin attached to an amino acid. An ideal source of magnesium.

Magnesium Sterate   

The magnesium salt of steriaric acid, a naturally occuring fatty acid. Excessive amounts may irritate the digestive tract.

Magnesuin Oxide   

A poorly absorbed source of magnesium.


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.


Manganese is a micromineral or trace mineral.

Manganese Sufate   

An ideal source of magnesium.

Mannon Oligosaccharide (MOS)   

A prebiotic.

Marigold Extract   

An herb that be be helpful for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Marshmallow Root   

An herb used in respiratory supplements that may be helpful to ease coughing and ease discomfort.


An herb that may be helpful to regulate the digestive acid levels therefore protecting the lining of the gut.

Meat and Bone Meal   

A non-specific, low quality animal protein source.


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.

Menhaden Fish Meal   

A specific concentrated fish meal high in Omega-3 faty acids.


An essential amino acid for dogs and cats.

Milk Thistle   

An herb that may be helpful to protect and enhance the function of the liver.

Mill Run   

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.

Millet/Ground Millet   

A healthy grain and a source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Mineral Oil   

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 plant that may be helpful to disperse heat/inflammation.

Miscanthus grass   

A fiber source that may be used in some pet foods.

Mixed Tocopherols   

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.


Molasses is a natural simple sugar.


A flavor enhancer used in human foods. MSG is unnecessary in an animal protein focused pet food.


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 flowering plant that may be helpful as an expectorant which may help the body to remove excess mucous.


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.

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