Apples are an excellent source of fiber and antioxidant compounds. Eating apples may help control weight and cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
The Well Fed Dog uses only skeletal muscle (i.e. chuck roast) and heart muscle. Beef is an excellent source of high-quality protein, and heart muscle is rich in iron and other minerals.
Beef Liver is an excellent source of high-quality protein, and a rich source of vitamins A, D, and virtually all of the B vitamins. The minerals in liver boost the immune system and support the metabolism.
Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, and are a valuable source of cancer-fighting anti-oxidants. Blueberries may enhance memory, prevent urinary tract infections, and prevent cognitive decline due to aging. Blueberries also taste delicious. Both you and your dog should eat more blueberries.
Calcium citrate is the organic calcium salt of citric acid. It is easier for the body to use than calcium nitrate or calcium carbonate, inorganic salts commonly found in mass-produced dog food. Calcium is critical in the development of strong bones and teeth.
Carrots are an excellent source of fiber, minerals, and beta carotene. They may also prevent digestive problems, intestinal parasites, and constipation.
Celery provides low-calorie dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin C.
Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is one of the best sources of omega -3 fatty acids, which are critical for healthy skin and coat.
Collards are a good source of vitamin C and soluble fiber, and contain multiple nutrients. They help modulate the innate immune response system with potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer activity.
Dried Brewer’s Yeast
This dried yeast is a by-product from the brewing of beer and ale. It is a good source of crude protein and certain minerals. Brewer’s yeast is also added to enhance canine palatability.
Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and high in fiber. Omega-3 fats in flaxseed improve the shine of your dog’s coat. Flaxseed may help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the severity of diabetes. It may also aid in digestion due to its high fiber content.
Ginger has been found to reduce anxiety, add in digestion, reduce nausea, decrease pain from arthritis, promote production of bile, and lower cholesterol.
Parsley enhances the body’s absorption of manganese, which is important in building strong bones. It may also freshen breath, help control blood pressure, and stimulate kidney function.
Spinach is extremely nutritious and exceptionally rich in carotenoids and antioxidants. It is a good source of iron, folate, zinc, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B, and other vitamins and minerals.
Sweet potatoes are a super food, ranked highest in nutritional value in a Center for Science in the Public Interest study on vegetables. They are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. The starch in sweet potatoes converts to sugar easily and provides quick energy. They also happen to be John’s infant daughter’s favorite meal.
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil is an excellent source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is antioxidant that may prevent cancer, cataracts, heart disease, and glaucoma. Wheat germ oil is not a grain, but the oil pressed from the wheat germ.