Chicken is a low-fat source of protein. It is particularly beneficial for general growth and development. Being rich in phosphorous, chicken helps support teeth, bones, kidneys, liver and the central nervous system function. It also contains both selenium and vitamin B6, which are good for your dog's metabolism, helping to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. Chicken also contains minerals and vitamins to promote eye health, guard against DNA damage and much more. Chicken contains riboflavin, which helps to reduce skin problems and repair dry or damaged skin.
With the health of your puppy in mind, we have combined chicken with rice. Rice is an excellent carbohydrate as it helps to energise their brain and body. It has a low fat content, and is also low in sodium. It contains vitamin D and minerals such as niacin, iron, calcium and thiamine. Rice will also feed the good bacteria in your puppy's gut, helping to make firmer stools and improve overall health.
For those people looking for a legume-free working dog food, this recipe will be an ideal choice. You won't find any peas in this product. It's probably one of the most suitable puppy foods for a sensitive tummy.
MOS and FOS
MOS and FOS are naturally occurring prebiotics found in a variety of plants such as chicory, asparagus, artichokes and onions. Their job is to keep your dog's gut bacteria in good health. MOS and FOS feed the good bacteria, allowing them to grow and ensure they populate the gut in healthy numbers. This makes it harder for unfriendly bacteria to populate.
MSM is a natural compound from plants that is known to improve the efficiency of chondroitin and glucosamine. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in pain perception while lowering discomfort when recovering from injuries.
MSM is also an antioxidant, which means it helps to deactivate free radicals from the body.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
These are two of the most popular supplements for effective joint care in your puppy. Glucosamine supports and repairs damaged cartilage by increasing the production of collagen. Chondroitin is what gives cartilage its elasticity. The two ingredients work together to ease recovery.
Linseeds - Omega 3 and Omega 6
Linseeds, also known as flaxseed, are full of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are necessary for growing puppies which they cannot make on their own. Omega 3 is key to a puppys early development including the brain, central nervous tissue, and vision. It also helps reduce inflammation of skin and joints. Omega 3 also aids many other physiological functions. Omega 6 is essential for growth, immune and cell functions and skin and coat health. Flaxseeds also support the gi tract with their natural fibre content and help digestion.
Yucca helps to stabilise fermentation in the large intestine and inhibit gram-positive bacteria. The yucca plant has been used for decades in animal feeds for and for the same reason! Yucca can also reduce flatulence in your dog.
L-Carnitine is a natural amino acid that helps the body transform fat into energy, and it works in dogs too. It will also will help your puppy maintain a healthy weight.
Brewers Yeast for Dogs
Brewer's Yeast is very high in antioxidants and promotes healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver function, and all-round health. It is full of B vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 and B9 eg. thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and the benefits are enormous! Brewers yeast in dog food is also known to reduce anxiety in pets and even repel fleas and ticks.