Ingredients List

We use only ingredients that are from approved suppliers that have passed our audit program for quality, nutritional value and food safety. Wherever possible, we select local or North American suppliers. All ingredients are subject to our comprehensive monitoring program, which includes testing of samples and evaluation of ingredients upon receipt into our facility.

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  • Acai Berries

    A berry related to the blueberry or cranberry, this dark coloured fruit is rich in antioxidants (anthocyanins and flavonoids), and an excellent source of dietary fiber that promotes digestive health.

  • Alfalfa (sun-cured)

    Sourced from Canadian alfalfa growers, this product provides dietary fiber necessary for gut function and mobility, as well as formation of good stools. Also contains chlorophyll and beta-carotene antioxidants, and Vitamin D (needed for proper use of minerals such as Calcium by the body).

  • Algae Schizochytrium

    A natural source of DHA, Docosahexaenoic Acid (an omega-3 essential fatty acid) that is fish-free and vegetarian. DHA is helpful in promoting the proper development of brain and eyes in young growing animals, as well as supporting cognitive function in senior animals.

  • Aloe Vera

    The cactus-like Aloe barbadensis is commonly used as a topical wound treatment, but also has beneficial properties when eaten. It contains immunostimulants, healing of the digestive tract and as an anti-inflammatory.

  • Aniseed

    Digestive enhancer, Promotes lactation, Antimicrobial properties

  • Apples

    A popular fruit in Canada and around the world, Apples are an excellent source of pectin, a type of dietary fiber that promotes healthy gastrointestinal tract function. Apples also contain phenolic compounds that provide antioxidative activity to protect cells.

  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

    A stabilized form of Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radical damage. It also functions in tissue maintenance for skin and bones.

  • Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product

    See Digestive Enzymes

B

  • Barley Grass

    One of the "Super Foods", this is a young cereal grass that is closely related to leafy green vegetables. It provides a concentrated source of powerful antioxidant Chlorophyll for protection of cells from free radicals.

  • Barley, Pearled (GI 45)

    Pearled barley is produced from whole seeds that have been scoured to remove the seed hull and bran. An excellent choice for specialized obesity and diabetic pet diets due to its unique nutritional make-up, modest amounts of slowly digested starch and the soluble fiber ß-glucan.

  • Barley, Whole (GI 48)

    Whole barley is the entire barley kernel chopped or ground. An excellent choice for diabetic pet diets due to its unique nutritional make-up, modest amounts of slowly-digested starch and the soluble fiber ß-glucan.

  • Beef

    The clean flesh derived from cattle and is limited to that part of the striated muscle which is skeletal or that which is found in the tongue or heart, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of the skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels which normally accompany the flesh. An excellent source of high quality protein.

  • Beet Pulp (sugar removed)

    Beet Pulp (sugar A source of dietary fiber, it provides both soluble and insoluble fibers to promote healthy gastrointestinal trace and movement of the gut contents.

  • Beta Carotene

    An antioxidant Carotenoid, it is a precursor to Vitamin A. It works with other antioxidants such as Vitamin E and C, within the cells of the body to control dangerous free radicals.

  • Bifidobacterium Bifidum

    See Live Micro-organism.

  • Biotin

    Also known as Vitamin B8, it is involved in processing of the essential fatty acids, use of energy and maintenance of the skin and coat. Biotin is also essential in the proper functioning of the nervous system that allows organs and cells within the body to communicate.

  • Blueberries

    Blueberries are rich in Vitamin A & C, Potassium, Fiber and various carotenoids which are valuable anti-oxidants. Blueberries provide flavor, taste and color of fresh fruits.

  • Bromelain (from Pineapple)

    See Digestive Enzymes

  • Brown Rice/Ground Brown Rice (GI 66)

    Ground Brown Rice is the entire product obtained in grinding the rice kernels after the hulls have been removed. An excellent source of complex carbohydrates, provides quick energy and is loaded with B vitamins and minerals.

C

  • Calcium Carbonate

    A natural source of calcium and other minerals essential to development of healthy teeth and bones.

  • Calcium Iodate

    Source of iodine, a mineral used in production of hormones in the body, which regulate growth and weight control.

  • Calcium Pantothenate

    Source of Pantothenic Acid, or Vitamin B5. An essential factor in the use of nutrients for energy, production of blood cells and compounds that signal in the body.

  • Calcium Sulphate

    Used in feline diets as a source of calcium, also contributes to the proper urinary tract pH required for prevention of feline urological syndrome.

  • Canola Meal (GI 53)

    A Canadian crop, provides a source of protein and energy, hypo-allergenic and highly digestible. Also provides some vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber.

  • Canola Oil

    A non-rendered fat, naturally preserved. Provides essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for energy, healthy skin & coat, good immune function.

  • Carrots

    Carrots are an excellent source of fiber and minerals. Also a good natural source of beta carotene, an antioxidant essential for neutralizing free radicals.

  • Cassia

    Antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties (especially effective against E. coli O157:H7), immune system enhancer

  • Cellulose (Powdered)

    Source of fibre, part of the hairball control system, promotes a healthy digestive system

  • Chamomile

    Calms stress and anxiety, boosts immune system functioning, reduces gas formation and relaxes the lining of the digestive tract

  • Chicken

    Chicken is the clean combination of skin and flesh derived from whole chickens. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and fatty acids and is the first ingredient in any of our chicken based diets for cats and dogs.

  • Chicken Fat

    Chicken fat is used to coat our foods after cooking as a highly palatable natural flavor that helps achieve the proper fatty acid profile necessary for healthy skin and coat. It is especially good for cats, because it contains arachidonic acid, a fatty acid they cannot produce on their own.

  • Chicken Liver

    Chicken Liver, as the name implies, is liver specifically from chicken. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and a rich source of Vitamins A, D and virtually all of the B vitamins.

  • Chicken Meal

    Cooked, dehydrated chicken, with water content reduced. Highly digestible protein source, provides essential amino acids, balanced calcium and phosphorous, and some omega fatty acids.

  • Chicory Root Extract (Inulin)FOS

    A prebiotic fiber, Chicory Root Extract contains high levels of Fructooligosaccharides. These FOS provide nutritional support for the healthy microorganisms in the digestive tract.

  • Choline Chloride

    Another of the B Vitamins, Choline controls the metabolism of other nutrients such as Vitamin A and amino acids. It also ensures proper function of the nervous system.

  • Chondroitin Sulfate

    Chondroitin, along with glucosamine, work to rebuild damaged joint tissues, reducing the symptoms of arthritis and other bone and joint disorders.

  • Copper Proteinate

    A Chelated source of copper, an essential mineral for manufacture of red blood cells. Copper is also an element i\in reactions within the cells that produce energy. It is involved in the pigmentation of hair.

  • Cranberries

    We add cranberries to our cat food as an excellent source of Vitamin C and unique natural source of tannins (astringents found in plants) that help prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract.

  • Cranberry Extract Powder

    Cranberry extract powder is the dehydrated form of the cranberry plant and is an excellent source of vitamin C. Dried or dehydrated fruits are nutrient dense and allow us to use more than whole fruits, since they have significantly lower water content than whole/fresh fruits.

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  • DHA

    Docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 essential fatty acid important for neural development of your mammals. DHA is a major structural component of the brain as well as the most abundant fatty acids in the brain. It plays a vital role in the development of the central nervous system and retinal function.

  • Dicalcium Phosphate

    A mineral supplement which contains 20% calcium and 18% phosphorus. The phosphorus is essentially 100% available.

  • Digestive Enzymes

    Papain (from Papaya) and Bromelain (from Pineapple) are natural enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins and fats from the diets. Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product contains high levels of key digestive enzymes for the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates.

  • DL- Methionine

    An essential amino acid, required for proper construction of proteins in muscle and other tissue. Methionine also is helpful for creation of an acidic urine pH in cats, for prevention of urinary tract crystals. Provides a source of dietary sulphur, a key molecule in formation of healthy skin cells.

  • Dried Brewer's Yeast

    The dried non-fermentative, non-extracted yeast resulting as a by-product from the brewing of beer and ale. It must contain not less than 35% crude protein. Brewer's yeast is usually added to foods to enhance palatability. Many people prefer to use brewer's yeast and garlic dietary supplements as a natural flea repellent. Controlled studies have shown that brewer's yeast has no effect on fleas.

  • Duck

    Duck is the clean combination of skin and flesh without bone derived from the parts or whole carcasses of ducks. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and essential fatty acids.