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Safflower Oil   

An oil made from the seed of the safflower plant that is rich in omega 6 essential fatty asids.


An herb that may be helpful for digestion and may be helpful to expel worms while soothing the stomach and intestinal tract.


The fresh whole meat from a salmon.

Salmon Meal   

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

Salt/Sodium Chloride-Yellow   

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.

Saskatoon Berries   

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.

Schisandra Fruit   

A fruit that may be helpful to treat liver conditions, stomach disorders, and as a tonic to improve vitality.

Sea Buckthorn   

A shrub that is rich in vitamins C, A, and E, and omega-6 fatty acids.

Sea Cucumber   

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.

Sequestering vs. Chelating   

Similar beneficial processes that bind mineral to make them more absorbable and useful for the body.


The fresh meat from a shrimp.

Sidium Nitrate   

A chemical additive used to preserve processed meats for humans


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.

Silicon dioxide   

A natural compound made from silicon and oxygen and is used in supplements as an anticaking agent to avoid clumping.

Slippery Elm   

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.

Sodium Benzoate   

A chemical preservative.

Sodium Caseinate   

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.

Sodium Chloride   

Table salt can provide excess sodium and increase water consumption and may cause heart issues in senior pets

Sodium Nitrite   

A chemical additive used to preserve processed meats for humans.

Sodium Phosphate   

An additive that is mainly used in pet food for the purpose of binding water.

Sodium Selenite   

A common form of selenium and is an antioxidant which is essential for thyroid metabolism, synthesis of DNA, and reproduction.

Sodium Starch Glycolate   

A modified potato starch. Only very small amounts are acceptable.

Sodium Starch Glycolate-Yellow   

An additive often used as a gelling agent in pet food.

Sodium Tripolyphposphate   

An additive that is mainly used in pet food for the purpose of binding water.


A common allergen used as a low quality protein source used in some pet foods. May cause gas and digetive issues in pets.

Soybean Mill Run By-Products   

Low quality fractions of whole grains that are highly processed.


An herb that may be helpful for digestive disorders to improve digestion.


A leafy green vegetable that is considered a superfood that is rich in antioxidants and many nutrients.


A highly nutritious microalgae that is rich in many vitamins and minerals that may be helpful to provide numerous health benefits.


A nutritious fruit that may be helpful in supporting the immune system, vision, colon, muscles, and more.

Stearic Acid   

A saturated long chain fatty acid. Stearic Acid derived from certain sources may pose a danger due to pesticide residue.

Stinging Nettle   

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 refined carbohydrate that is unnecessary in a pet’s diet.


Sugars may be addictive to pets and a palatability enhancer. Not appropriate in a pet’s diet.


A homeopathic remedy that may be helpful for skin problems and skin allergies.

Sunflower Oil   

A plant oil rich in antioxidants and vitamins.

Sweet Potatoes   

A popular source of carbohydrates, low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, potassium, iron, and soothing fiber.


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.

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