The B vitamins B3 (niacin), B6 and B12 are abundant in turkey which makes this recipe extra nutritious. As in chicken the vitamin B3 is also beneficial for cell communication and energy generation. Neurotransmitters benefit from vitamin B6, while red blood cell production and DNA synthesis depend on B12. Additionally, turkey is rich in folate, thiamine, and riboflavin. Turkey also contains a lot of selenium, phosphorus, and zinc, all of which are beneficial for maintaining bone health, hormone balance, metabolism, growth, protein synthesis, genes, and enzyme activity. Eating turkey has so many health advantages, and the greatest part is that it's very lean and a great addition to this recipe. Remember, all our recipes have been cooked at 90C which means all the nutrients and proteins are still intact!
To further complement the proteins in this recipe, a puppy's growth will also benefit from the vital amino and fatty acids found in quality salmon. These particular lipids aid in the growth, repair, and renewal of cells. Additionally, the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in salmon are known to decrease inflammation, support muscle mass, maintain a healthy coat and prevent dry, itchy skin. Salmon is also a fantastic source of selenium and B vitamins, which are all good for preserving the heart, brain, and other organs, plus it helps to prevent muscle loss and to turn your puppy’s food into energy. Salmon also contains potassium, which helps to reduce strokes and control blood pressure. The antioxidant astaxanthin in salmon is also thought to lower the risk of heart disease.
Sweet potatoes will provide your puppy with easily absorbed fibre to help maintain a healthy digestive system and ensure firmer stools. They rank relatively low on the glycemic index, which means they release their energy slowly - ideal for maintaining blood sugar balance to help prolong your puppy’s energy levels. Vitamin A (beta-carotene) found in sweet potatoes is beneficial for maintaining eye health. Sweet potatoes are also high vitamin E and C - good for shiny coats and healthy skin. They also contain vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Plus magnesium known to be good for anxiety and much more.
Carrots are high in vitamin A, lutein, and lycopene. All contribute to maintaining clear vision at night. Moreover, vitamin A aids in the body's detoxification process. In addition to being low in fat, carrots also include soluble and insoluble fibre, which can support bowel regularity and a healthy weight. They are also well known for their contribution to improving heart health and bringing down blood pressure. Furthermore, the silicon in carrots helps to provide strong skin and nails. Additionally, carrots are a good source of potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin K, and other nutrients that together support strong bones and enhance cognitive function. Additionally the antioxidants in carrots guard against viruses, inflammation, and dangerous germs.
Glucosamine and chondroitin
We have also included glucosamine and chondroitin in this holistic puppy food recipe. These are renowned for their all-natural effectiveness in treating arthritis as well as supporting joints. They are believed to accelerate the regeneration of any damaged cartilage and can help to lessen any joint inflammation, which is fantastic for puppies.
Omega 3 and 6
Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are abundant in flaxseeds, also known as linseeds. Flaxseeds are a great addition since they assist to soften and gloss a puppy's coat and are also proven to minimize joint and skin irritation, making them beneficial for puppies with atopic dermatitis (eczema in humans). The natural fibre in flaxseeds will also aid in the production of solid stools!
There are also all-natural prebiotics in this recipe, added to help feed the good bacteria living in the digestive system of your puppy. The bacteria will then in turn be able to fight off infections and do so much more to protect the health of your puppy.
No maize, wheat, gluten, soy, or other fillers are used in this grain-free puppy food. Both dairy and eggs are also absent. Since none of our recipes contain salt, they are all low in sodium. No synthetic ingredients, flavours, colours, or preservatives are used. All ingredients are of the highest natural quality and are obtained from the UK.