Protein is essential for all bodily functions, including those of the brain, heart, muscles, skin, skeleton and others. This healthy dog food contains high-quality multi-source proteins.
Chicken meal is the first ingredient in this nutritious dog food recipe. Some foods contain whole chicken or chicken parts, which naturally contain a fair amount of water. We use chicken meal because most of the water has been removed, making it a concentrated source of protein. This means that there is a greater “protein content” in one pound of chicken meal versus one pound of whole chicken or chicken parts.
Eggs are considered a complete protein source, providing essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Eggs also contain healthy fats, such as omega-6 for healthy skin and a glossy coat.
Canines naturally produce antioxidants, but it’s a limited amount. That is why we cannot emphasize enough the importance of antioxidants. This healthy dog food contains an antioxidant system including guaranteed amounts of vitamins C and E. We’ve even included cranberries and blueberries which are renowned for their antioxidant properties.
We believe the primary fat source in dog food should be animal-based because canines derive significant nutrition from these fats. While vegetable oils may sound healthier, dogs actually need the specific nutrients found in animal fats that are not available in vegetable sources. Additionally, there’s great variation in the quality of animal fats, so be sure to verify that the source is species-specific and not generic (like “chicken fat”, not “animal fat”).
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
The benefits of essential fatty acids are well known, as omega-3s are some of the most extensively researched, naturally occurring nutritional ingredients in the world. The guaranteed amount of omega-3s in our premium kibble helps support healthy skin, shiny coats and overall wellness.
Other Healthy Fat
Our dog food also contains flaxseed meal and eggs, which are excellent sources of healthy fats.
Whole grains contain protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and other minerals. They also provide the kind of carbohydrates that deliver sustained energy to your dog.
Ground Brown Rice
Ground brown rice is the entire grain with only the inedible outer husk removed. This whole grain contains seven minerals and five B vitamins.
Oat groats are whole oats that have been cleaned, toasted, hulled and cleaned again. Amazingly, they retain nearly all of their original nutrients after this process. Oat groats also contain seven minerals and five B vitamins.
OTHER KEY INGREDIENTS
This non-digestible, fibrous ingredient acts to feed the good bacteria throughout the digestive system.
Probiotics are good bacteria and help support healthy immune and digestive systems. Unlike other pet food companies, we guarantee the amount of health-promoting probiotics in our dog food, ensuring your puppy receives these beneficial ingredients with every bite. What's more, the strains we selected are species-specific, meaning that they're optimized to support canine health.
Crude Protein (min).................25.0%
Crude Fat (min).....................14.0%
Crude Fiber (max)...................4.5%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)....0.12%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)...0.14%
Vitamin A (min).....................24,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min).....................350 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min)....140 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min)..........0.6%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min)..........3.0%
Total Microorganisms* (min).........10,000,000 CFU/lb
(B. animalis, L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. reuteri)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Large Breed Puppy Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Sweet Potatoes, Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Field Peas, Fish Oil, Yeast Culture, Whitefish Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Duck Meal, Taurine, Sunflower Lecithin, Choline Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Inulin, Yeast Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Cranberries, Blueberries, Pomegranate Extract, Selenium Yeast, Copper Proteinate, Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus reuteri Fermentation Product.
Large Breed Puppy Food