Category: Ingredients

Copper Ore

Copper Proteinate In Pet Food

What Is Copper Proteinate? Copper Proteinate is a trace mineral that is made up of Copper and a protein. While rare, some also call Copper Proteinate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate. Copper Proteinate’s most common use …
Sugar

Fructooligosaccharides In Pet Food

What Is Fructooligosaccharides? Fructooligosaccharides, also known as FOS, is non-digestible sugar that is found naturally within a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Some of the best-known examples of natural sources of Fructooligosaccharides include Garlic, Onions, Leeks, …
Canola Meal

Canola Meal In Pet Food

What Is Canola Meal? In short, Canola Meal is the main remaining by-product of the production of Canola Oil from a sub-species of the Rapeseed plant.  This Canola Meal is ground up into a fine …
Walmart Glycerin

Glycerin In Pet Food

What Is Glycerin? Glycerin, which is also known as glycerine, glycerol, and E422, is the non-technical term for propane-1, 2, 3-triol. While glycerin is found naturally as a part of triglyceride fats, it is not …
Yucca Plant

Yucca Extract In Pet Food

What Is Yucca Extract? Yucca Extract, or its full name, Yucca Schidigera Extract, is a product derived from a small shrub or tree that is commonly found in the deserts of California, Nevada, and Arizona. …
Chia Seeds

Can Dogs Eat Chia Seeds?

What Are Chia Seeds? Chia Seeds are edible seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is closely related to Mint. This plant is most commonly found in Central America and was used by the Aztecs …
Bone With Gristle

Bone Meal In Dog Food

What Is Bone Meal Bone Meal is the bones or hooves of various livestock animals like Beef, Lamb, and Pork that have been ground up into smaller particles. This Bone Meal can also be labeled …
Rosemary

Rosemary Extract In Pet Food

What Is Rosemary Extract? Rosemary Extract is a processed form of Rosemary, which is one of the most popular herbs used in modern-day cooking. Rosemary Extract usually comes in the form of oil, and many …
Kelp

Kelp In Pet Food

What Is Kelp? Kelp is a large brown algae type of seaweed that grows in oceans all across the world. If you want to picture Kelp, think of the large seaweed “forests” you may have …
Liver

Organ Meat Ingredients In Pet Food

What Are Organ Meats? Organ Meats are the Organs that are harvested from various livestock animals during meat processing. Some of the most common examples include the liver, the heart, the kidneys, and the lungs. …
Egg Shells

Egg Product In Pet Food

What Is Egg Product? At a high level, Egg Product is Eggs that have been separated from their shells. This Egg Product is usually then dried to form a solid-powder-like ingredient which can be sold …
Agar-Agar Seaweed

Agar-Agar In Pet Food

What Is Agar-Agar? Agar-Agar is a processed ingredient derived from seaweed, in particular, red or purple seaweed. It has an extensive history and was first found back in the 1600s in Japan, and despite its increased …
Cassia Gum Plant

Cassia Gum In Pet Food

What Is Cassia Gum? Cassia Gum is a processed ingredient that is produced from Cassia Tora’s Gum Seeds which can also be known as Senna Tora. This plant is native to Central America but also …

Guar Gum In Pet Food

What Is Guar Gum? Guar Gum is a processed ingredient derived from Guar Beans, which are also known as the Indian Cluster Bean. Guar Beans look very similar to Green Beans and are the seeds …
Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum In Pet Food

What Is Xanthan Gum? Xanthan Gum is a unique ingredient that is produced from naturally occurring bacteria, known as Xanthomonas Camperstris, which are fermented using a carbohydrate source. This fermenting process is quite similar to …
Cellulose

Powdered Cellulose In Dog Food

What Is Powdered Cellulose? Cellulose is not an ingredient that many pet owners are familiar with, but it is, in fact, the technical term for dietary fiber. Cellulose is found within all plants, and it …
Lamb

Best Dog Food With Lamb And Rice

The Purpose Of Lamb And Rice Dog Food Chicken and Rice dog food has been a staple for decades, but Lamb and Rice comes a close second and has been fed to dogs for almost …

Best Dog Food With Duck

Ducks are a poultry bird and closely related to other birds like Chickens and Turkeys. While many are familiar with wild ducks that they would see at their local pond or park, these are not …
Millet Close Up

Best Dog Food With Millet

What Is Millet? Millet is a unique cereal grain that is actually a seed. One of the advantages of this is that it is Gluten-free. However, Millet is not commonly found in human foods, as …
Flaxseed

Best Dog Food Without Flaxseed

What Is Flaxseed? Flaxseeds are the seeds of the Flax plant, which has been farmed for human consumption for as long as five thousand years. The seeds are tiny and have a distinct nut-like flavor. …