Beef is a protein-rich, highly palatable meat that contains essential amino acids to help support muscle repair and provide energy. Beef is also a healthy source of iron which is beneficial for the prevention of anaemia and other health conditions. Immune health and thyroid function are also supported due to the presence of zinc, selenium and essential vitamins.
Chicken is a lean, protein rich white meat that is a natural source of omega-6 and glucosamine, which both contribute to joint care and improved skin and coat. Chicken also helps to build muscle, promotes bone health and contributes to maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
Duck is a high-quality protein source that is rich in Vitamin A and B3, for healthy eyes, bones and skin. It is also very palatable which makes it perfect for fussy dogs when it comes to food. In addition, Duck is low in saturated fat and contains Omega-3 fatty acids that promote healthy skin and coat. It is also a good choice for active dogs and those with allergies/intolerances.
Lamb is a highly digestible, protein rich meat that is also incredibly palatable and therefore suitable for fussy dogs. It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals and contains the correct amount of dietary fats that is needed for healthy growth and development. Lamb is also a good choice for dogs with allergies and food intolerances due to its high digestibility.
Salmon is a rich source of protein and contains Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are proven to help prevent skin problems and reduce inflammation. It also contains several important vitamins that help increase immune health and decrease symptoms of allergies, which therefore makes it suitable for dogs with skin problems.
Turkey meat is lean, protein rich, low in fat and highly digestible which makes it perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs. It is also an important source of vitamins and nutrients such as Phosphorus which contributes to healthy bones and cell development. Turkey also contains good amounts of omega 3 and 6 oils, which are vital for improving immune function and skin health.
Blueberries are low in calories, rich in fibre and vitamins and contain lots of natural antioxidants which help to promote immune health and overall health.
Broccoli is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy bones and growth.
Carrot is a fantastic source of Vitamin A, which is responsible for eye, skin, coat and muscle health. It also contains fibre and antioxidants that support the immune system and is easy to digest in the gut.
Chickpeas are a rich source of fibre and are also high in protein. They have also been known to help regulate blood sugar levels and improve eye health due to containing good amounts of Vitamin A. Lastly, chickpeas help to boost the immune system due to Vitamins B and C, and they can aid in promoting digestive regularity and reducing gas.
Chicory is rich in simple sugars and insulin, which promotes a healthy gut. It is also a good source of fibre and a natural prebiotic that has been known to aid stomach upsets and can improve health of several organs including the liver and kidneys.
Cranberries are well known for their health-promoting antioxidants and are also beneficial in aiding the prevention of Urinary-Tract Infections.
Kale contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron to support healthy bones and heart. It is also a rich source of several important vitamins which help to boost the immune system.
Lucerne is a fantastic source of minerals including iron and magnesium, and contains essential vitamins A, C, E and B for good overall health and metabolism.
Potato contains a good amount of vitamins C, B6 and Potassium. It is also a source of carbohydrates and fibre.
Pumpkin helps to improve digestion and immune health as it contains fibre, and Vitamins A and C. It also contributes to good skin and coat health due to its moisturising properties.
Seaweed contains calcium, iron and magnesium for bone health. It also contains iodine which promotes healthy thyroid function. In addition, seaweed has been known to possess powerful natural antioxidants, and can help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Sweet potato is a great source of fibre which helps to promote digestive regulation. It also contains several antioxidants that increase gut health and is a rich source of Vitamin A and Potassium, for blood pressure regulation and healthy skin, eyes and coat. Sweet potato is also lower in carbohydrates in comparison to white rice which is a common ingredient used in commercial dog food. Due to having a lower Glycaemic Index value, sweet potato is digested more slowly in the gut which therefore prevents sharp rises in blood glucose levels. It also causes a slow release of energy throughout the day, which in turn helps to prevent hyperactivity.
Chamomile contains a natural antioxidant called ‘Apigenin’. It possesses calming properties which makes it beneficial for particularly anxious dogs. It is also known to be a good anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant.
Ginger is a natural digestive regulator; it helps to treat upset stomachs and can prevent nausea. Ginger’s key ingredient, ‘Gingerol’ possesses powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and can help to reduce oxidative stress. Research has also suggested that ginger can contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood sugar.
Green tea is a great source of antioxidants called ‘Catechins’ that promote overall health and contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system. They are also known for preventing cell damage and helping to lower cholesterol, which makes green tea a fantastic aid for general health.
Lavender contains several health benefits for dogs, especially the treatment and management of anxiety symptoms, which makes it great for particularly nervous dogs. Lavender also has anti-inflammatory effects which can contribute to joint care, and it has been shown to aid in treating allergies due to its antihistamine properties.
Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Parsley and Marjoram are used due to their health-promoting properties. They are all rich in vitamins that contribute to healthy eyes, skin and coat. These herbs have also been found to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which means they can contribute to helping prevent viral and bacterial infections. Lastly, many of the health-promoting properties have been known to include increased digestive health due to the efficiency of breaking down food in the gut.
Rosemary is known to aid digestion which in turn promotes a healthier gut and better absorption of nutrients. It also has the ability to prevent gastrointestinal infection.
Coconut oil contains several healthy fats that aid in preventing obesity by balancing the thyroid. It is also an effective moisturiser and therefore works really well at hydrating the skin and keeping the coat glossy, which makes it very beneficial for dogs with problems such as dry skin. In addition, Coconut oil has been shown to improve dental health and reduce inflammation, it is also suitable for dogs with allergies.
We use probiotics, Enterococcus Faecium, in our recipes to improve digestive health by increasing the population of beneficial microorganisms that are needed in the gut to keep it healthy. Several of our other ingredients contain natural prebiotics which serve as a food source for the probiotics and beneficial bacteria. Our recipes therefore provide the perfect environment for healthy bacteria to break down food efficiently and keep the digestive system healthy.
Salmon Oil contains great amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are both well known for their fantastic skin and coat moisturisation and also joint health. Salmon oil is brilliant at combatting inflammation and it contains several essential vitamins that aid in boosting the immune system and reducing symptoms of allergies.
Chondroitin is a naturally occurring molecule and component of animal cartilage, which aids in promoting healthy bones and joints due to its destructive enzyme-inhibiting and cartilage-repairing properties. When combined with Glucosamine, Chondroitin can have exceptional healing and symptom-reducing properties in dogs that suffer with join pain.
Glucosamine has been found to be fantastic at preventing joint problems and reducing symptoms associated with joint issues such as arthritis. This is because it can boost recovery and repair of damages cartilage, and thus decreases pain and inflammation. It also provides the building blocks for new cartilage which makes it fantastic for easing symptoms of osteoarthritis.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulphur containing compound that possesses joint health benefits. It is known to decrease discomfort associated with arthritis and other joint conditions due to its ability to block pain signals through the nerve fibres in the body. It also helps to reduce inflammation by enhancing the activity of cortisol, which is a natural anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the body. Lastly, MSM has been known to have detoxifying and antioxidant properties as it helps to repel free radicals by binding and inactivating them.