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.
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 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. We include the natural goodness of Oat Groats and Ground Brown Rice in our Life’s Abundance dog food.
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.
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.
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 health-promoting probiotics in our dog food, ensuring your dog receives these beneficial ingredients with every bite.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Grain Sorghum, Dried Yeast, Dried Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (Source Of Dha), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Kale, Chia Seed, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Oranges, Quinoa, Dried Kelp, Coconut, Spinach, Carrots, Papaya, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Beta Carotene, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid. Contains A Source Of Live (Viable), Naturally Occurring Microorganisms.
CRUDE PROTEIN 26.0% min
CRUDE FAT 16.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 2.5% max
MOISTURE 10.0% max
DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID (DHA) 0.05% min
ZINC 150 mg/kg min
SELENIUM 0.35 mg/kg min
VITAMIN E 150 IU/kg min
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 2.5% min
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 0.4% min
TOTAL MICROORGANISMS Not Less Than 80,000,000 CFU/lb min