When deciding on which ingredients to use for my recipes, I started by returning to old fashioned values, I wanted to create the best, freshest, and healthiest dog food on the market, whilst including a perfect mix of ingredients from all the food groups, yet staying grain free. I included quinoa because it is a complete protein – containing all eight of the essential amino acids. It has even been recognised by the United Nations as a supercrop for its health benefits: packed with dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
All of my recipes had to meet the strictest standards set by my veterinary nutritionists in order to get their seal of approval’
Dogs are carnivores by nature, and animal proteins provide the full range of amino acids they need to build healthy cell tissue. They also help with the production of hormones, antibodies and enzymes. We use delicious lean chicken, turkey, beef, pollock and salmon in our recipes.
Chicken and turkey help to build lean muscle mass and deliver Omega 6 fatty acids; these help sustain healthy skin and a shiny coat. They are also a fantastic source of glucosamine, which helps promote bone health.
Lean ground beef is not only a rich source of protein, but is also packed with vitamins and minerals, including phosphorous. Phosphorous is crucial for the formation and growth of your dog’s teeth and bones.
Pollock is low in saturated fats and is fantastic for shiny, healthy coats. Pollock also contains a high level of Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s a superb option for dogs with allergies to other meats.
Salmon has high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and is a great source of protein. Among its many nutrients are potassium, selenium and vitamin B12.
Organ meats have many nutrients not found in muscle meat. Liver is the best natural source of vitamin A, and is high in B vitamins, B12, folic acid and iron.
Lentils are very beneficial for dogs because they are a very wonderful source of soluble protein, zinc, iron and fibre. They stimulate the adrenal system and are very good for blood circulation and the heart.
Turmeric is an incredible spice with that can help reduce inflammation and boost wound healing. It is a powerful antioxidant with known health benefits.
Parsley is very nutritious, rich in fibre and vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and K. It can aid with digestion and help freshen a dog’s breath.
Rosemary has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can strengthen heart function as well as help digestion.
Gently cooked vegetables can be a real benefit to doggy diets. They’re packed full of vitamins and minerals. Dogs are able to process and derive nutrients from many of them in the same way we humans do. Just like humans, eating a mixture is important.
Butternut Squash is great for our canine pals, as it contains plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fibre. The bright orange flesh is high in betacarotene, an antioxidant which may help to prevent heart disease.
Sweet Potato is naturally gluten free and a small amount of sweet potato in a dog’s grain-free diet provides them with a useful source of carbohydrate. They are a great source of dietary fibre and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium and manganese.
Broccoli is a great source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as B vitamins, sulphur and iron. It helps to protect your dog from bacteria and viruses, whilst also being a natural immune system booster.
Cauliflower like broccoli, is also a good source of vitamin C and K and vitamin Bb. As well as being a great source of fibre, it also contains isothiocyanate which is a carcinogen blocker and helps prevent cancer cells from spreading.
Carrots are a fantastic addition because they are high in vitamin A and are very good for the prevention of cell degeneration and wonderful for keeping eyesight and skin healthy.
Swede and Turnips are delicious and nutritious root vegetables that are high in dietary fibre. They are a great source of vitamins C and B6, as well as antioxidants, magnesium and folic acid.
Courgette has high levels of antioxidants, and can support a healthy coat and skin, thanks to its abundant supply of vitamins. Courgettes also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are associated with healthy eyesight.
Green Peas are a great source of nutrients such as potassium, iron and vitamins A and K. They also contain phosphorous and magnesium, crucial for blood, bone and muscle health.