Ground chicken bones &/or egg shells offer a great natural, whole food source of calcium. For those who may be monitoring their dog's intake of calcium for medical or other reasons, we can also create batches with specific and precisely measured percentages using calcium carbonate at your request.
Flaxseed oil contains higher levels of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) than fish oil, and also contains omega-6 fatty acids. ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is ultimately converted to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in some species.
Coconut oil is also a very beneficial fat. 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid. Lauric acid is a powerful virus and gram-negative bacteria destroyer, and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on earth! Unlike animal fats and other vegetable fats, raw coconut oil (virgin cold-pressed) is truly unique. While it’s high in saturated fat, it’s a healthy saturated fat that mainly contains medium-chain fatty acids that the body doesn’t store.
AAFCO regulations prevent us from offering Hemp Seed oil so we are removing it as a menu option. Hopefully if/when the hemp seed oil industry complies with the AAFCO's request for data and testing, it will be recognized as safe and we will be able to add it back as a menu option at a later date. Hemp seed oil contains the optimal 1:4 ratio of omega-3 to 6. Hemp seed oil is composed of nearly 85 percent essential fatty acids (EFAs) alone and offers the richest, most balanced natural source of EFAs.
Oil obtained from predatory, “top of the food chain” fish (albacore tuna, swordfish, king mackerel, sharks etc.) often contains toxic substances due to biomagnification, or the increase in the concentration of pollutants as they pass from one food chain link to another. Mercury, chlordane, dioxin, and PCBs are toxins potentially ingested by people (or dogs) who consume fish oil. Fish oil can also spoil very easily. Fish oil also produces peroxides that may cause sever gastrointestinal irritation.
A mixture of clean, healthy, whole foods that are void of byproducts, chemicals, artificial flavors, preservatives, and syntheticly created vitamin supplements is the best source of nutrients available on the planet for any living body, and dogs are no different. By providing your dog with a balanced meal of fresh whole foods, you are proactively ensuring your furry companion will be getting the most nutrient rich combination of species specific nutritional benefits found anywhere.
Some great information regarding vitamins for your dog can be found here.
Turmeric is a root that has been used for centuries because of its health benefits and anti inflammatory properties. There have been some amazing studies done with turmeric.
For more info on just how amazing turmeric is, you can learn more here.
Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense 'super foods' on the planet. It's actually a beneficial bacteria, and offers an array of health benefits to both humans and other animals, including dogs.
We have searched high and low for a good, organic source of Spirulina while keeping to our promise of quality and being sourced in the United States. Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful in finding organic Spirulina that isn't processed in China, and is sourced exclusively in the US. For those reasons, we have chosen a good quality Spirulina that is grown right in California. We feel that a lot goes into researching quality and safety, and just because something is labeled organic, doesn't always ensure the quality we desire when it's sourced from a country that is unable to provide the quality and safety standards our furbabies deserve.