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OUR FOOD
Ingredients

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Meat

The main ingredients in our recipes are muscle meats, organs and bones. To ensure the highest quality for your pet, we buy the same  high quality meat  supplied to restaurants and supermarkets.  It is whole to minimize processing in order to maintain as much nutritional content as possible. Our dinners tend to have a more coarse looking texture that tends to be more appealing to the owner as they can see what’s in the food. This is one of the most obvious differences between our food and many commercial raw companies.

Organs

A raw diet must contain organ meat. We provide a variety of organs from different animals in each of our dinners. Organ meats are loaded with minerals and packed with just about every nutrient including large amounts of B vitamins. Eating a variety of organ meats like liver, heart, kidney and gizzard, especially from grass fed animals, will give your dog a great boost of essential minerals.

Liver

Liver provides the largest amount of vitamin A and is also a great source of folic acid. It is recommended to not feed over 5% of liver in raw diets due to its high amount of vitamin A. Our recipes contain 5%

Kidneys

Kidney have a significant amount of selenium and zinc. It also is a great source of protein, and folate.

Heart

Heart is high in taurine, which in turn is vital to proper heart function. It's significant that cats get taurine in their diet to prevent a disease called dilated cardiomyopathy.  Heart contains large amounts of CoQ10; an enzyme that helps prevent oxidative stress. Beef, venison and bison are some of the best of sources of CoQ10.

Bone

Bone is incredibly important in a raw diet and helps balance the calcium and phosphorus ratio; this is very important for optimal growth for puppy's. For more information on this please check out this article from Dogs Naturally Magazine. Raw bones contain essential amounts of calcium and phosphorus as well as other essential nutrients. Our recipes contain 15% bone.

Our Chicken and Turkey dinners contain gizzards. Gizzards are high in glucosamine and cartilage and are also a good source of vitamin b12, iron, zinc, taurine and protein.) Our dinners contain 75% whole meat and organs along with 15% bone and up to 10% organic fruit and vegetables. 

Organic Fruit and Vegetables

(quantities ranging from 8% to 10% depending on the menu):

  • Apples (All dinners apart from Beef and Blueberry and Duck and Blueberry)

  • Wild whole blueberries (Beef and Blueberry and Duck and Blueberry)

  • Kale/Spinach (All dinners apart from Chicken)

  • Carrots (All dinners)

  • Broccoli (Chicken dinners)

  • Whole Free Range Eggs (Chicken and Egg)

  • Whole cooked sardines in Olive Oil (Beef and Sardine)

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Kale and Spinach (Organic)

Kale is one of the superfoods for dogs. It provides many nutrients and lowers cholesterol. Kale is known to help prevent at least 5 types of cancer in humans and research suggests it does the same in animals. Kale serves as both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant. The unique combination of flavonoids with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories has been shown to alleviate chronic joint stress and daily wear and tear.

Kale is known to contain essential vitamins  including: beta carotene, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin.

We use a blend of Kale and Spinach (Spinach is high in phytochemicals and bioactives, which have a long history in alternative and traditional healing. The thylakoids and glycolipids in spinach may lower the risk of cancer and obesity, and support better blood sugar control. 

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Broccoli

Broccoli has a high concentration of Vitamins A, C and K, Folate, and Fiber, making this vegetable a superfood. 

It also contains high levels of glucoraphanin, a compound that is converted into a potent antioxidant called sulforaphane during digestion.

Broccoli also contains measurable amounts of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which may prevent oxidative stress and cellular damage in your eyes. These powerful antioxidants defend the body against unstable molecules called free radicals

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Apples

Apples are a great source of Quercetin (and other flavonols).  It acts as a natural antihistamine.  Most of it resides in the skin which is one reason why we use the whole apple, skin and all!

There are many other benefits:

  • Apples contains good quantities of vitamin-C and β-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant.

  • They are an ideal source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together, these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the human body.

  • Apples also carry small quantities of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus it counters the bad influences of sodium

Whole Egg

Eggs are the ultimate food.  A complete diet in themselves.  We add them whole - including the shell.

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Minerals and Supplements

(small quantities to add essential vitamins and minerals and other health benefits)

  • Diatomaceous Earth (All Dinners)

  • Kelp (All Dinners)

  • Spirulina (All Dinners)

  • Vitamin E Oil (Cat food)

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Diatomaceous Earth

 Diatomaceous earth is made of of the fossilised remains of microscopic plants called diatoms.  Composed mainly of silica it is a valuable source of chelated minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate, titanium, sodium and others. 

We add diatomaceous earth to all of our menu's as a natural way of providing a wide selection of chelated minerals.  Chelated minerals are particularly easy for the body to absorb.

For more information we recommend visiting:

http://earthcore.weebly.com/diatomaceous-earth.html

Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, chemical-free way to control worms

Diatomaceous Earth under the microscope:

Kelp

We think we have found the best organic kelp available harvested from the shores of Iceland. An absolute must for glandular health.

For more information I recommend reading:

http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/kelp-for-dogs.html

http://www.thorvin.com/feed.htm

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Taurine

(Naturally derived from the whole hearts we put in our dinners)

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Taurine is an amino acid (a building block of protein and our muscles).  It aids heart function, the immune system and multiple other systems.  It is in the news currently due to the ongoing debate about the causes of an increase in DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) a weakening in the strength of the heart and potentially a killer in dogs of all ages.  There is evidence that lack of Taurine in their diet is contributing to this worrying trend.

This essential amino acid gets particular attention in discussions about cat health because cats’ bodies are unable to make taurine, so they must get this important nutrient from their diet. 

Taurine is most concentrated in the heart muscle.  By and large, the smaller the heart the more concentrated the amount of Taurine (so Turkey and Chicken Hearts are especially rich in it) To ensure that our food contains high levels of Taurine we go straight to the best, most accessible source – the heart.  All our dinners contain high levels of hearts (whole hearts that we grind and mix as we make our food)