Ingredient Glossary Search Results:

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Water (as a first ingredient)   

Water listed as a first ingredient is not ideal.

Water Hyssop   

An herb that may be helpful to soothe irritation of the respiratory tract. May be Helpful for coughing, asthma, and bronchitis.


Whole grain wheat is used as a carbohydrate source in many pet foods and treats. It is a common allergen in dogs.

Wheat Flour   

A processed portion of ground wheat that contains gluten.

Wheat Germ Meal   

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.

Wheat Gluten   

A poorly digested protein portion of wheat, a known allergen.

Wheat Mill Run   

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 protein portion of milk. It is the liquid remaing after milk has been curdled and strained.

White Peony Root   

A root that may be helpful to calm the liver, alleviate pain, and may invigorate and harmonize the blood.

White Willow Bark   

A supplement made from the bark of the white willow tree. May be helpful for pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.


A term for several similar species of fish. A fresh meat source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Whitefish Meal   

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

Whole Barley   

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

Whole Grain Oats   

Oats are rich in carbohydrates and fiber and contain more protein and fat than most other grains. High in antioxidants.

Whole Grain Rye   

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.

Wild Carrot   

A plant that may be helpful to break down urinary gravel that may become stones or crystals in the bladder.

Witch Hazel   

A plant that may be helpful for its anti-inflammatory properties.


A plant that may be helpful to expel worms from the body.

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