Trout and salmon
All our trout and Scottish salmon come from responsible and sustainable UK sources, which means they are naturally high in specific Omega oils. This healthy dog food for senior dogs has been formulated to contain a well-balanced ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids. It can provide extra help to reduce heart, eye and skin issues, control anxiety, inflammation, and a general decrease in risk factors for many other diseases. Always remember that dogs cannot make their own omega essential fatty acids, so they must get them from within their diet. Another bonus for salmon and trout is that these fish are also low in mercury! They also provide an array of B vitamins for energy, brain health and much more. Together, they also contain good amounts of potassium (even more than bananas), which is excellent for kidney disorders, blood pressure and much more. They also contain healthy amounts of phosphorus and selenium, for bone, teeth and brain health - all perfect for senior dogs. Another bonus is that older dogs find trout and salmon very easy to digest.
This senior dog food recipe has been formulated to include sweet potato. This helps provide a good amount of easy-to-digest fibre. Because they are relatively low on the glycemic index, they will release slow amounts of energy. For older dogs this is ideal, as it can help balance blood sugar levels whilst providing sufficient energy for normal activities. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A (beta-carotene), which is good for eye health. These potatoes are also good for skin and hair because they contain healthy amounts of vitamin E and C. For a properly functioning immune system Vitamin C is critical! With plenty fibre to help promote a well-functioning digestive tract (3.5% total in this recipe) you are likely to see solid stool formation! They also contain magnesium which is very good for any anxiety.
This recipe also includes asparagus for its health benefits and because dogs love them. Asparagus is loaded with vitamin K that helps to prevent blood clotting, plus vitamin A and C which all help to improve bone and heart health. To feed your older dog’s beneficial gut bacteria we added the natural prebiotics MOS and FOS; but asparagus is also a valuable natural prebiotic. All will help to produce regular well-formed stools! Asparagus is also excellent for the immune system, and contains folate which helps your senior dog’s heart health and hair growth. This is a perfect dry dog food for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
The well-known joint care supplements glucosamine and chondroitin have also been added to this recipe, so there is no need to buy these supplements. Your senior dog will get enough and in the right proportions for optimum effect from each measured meal. These are known to be naturally effective in not just helping joints but also for the treatment of arthritis. They can help reduce any joint inflammation plus they are known to boost the repair of any damaged cartilage.
Omega 3 and 6
Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. We have included flaxseeds because they help to soften and shine a dog’s coat, and are also known to help reduce joint and skin inflammation. This means they are really good for dogs with atopic dermatitis (eczema in humans). Flaxseeds also make this dog food even better for digestion because of their natural fibre content, helping produce solid stools!
We have also added a provitamin called L-carnitine. This helps to burn fat naturally and build lean muscle mass, which can help to bring down or naturally maintain your senior dog’s weight.
This grain-free weight control dog food has no corn, no wheat, no soy and is without any fillers. Nor does it contain any meat protein, no dairy or eggs. We never add salt to any of our recipes so it is low in sodium. There are no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or additives. All ingredients are UK-sourced human-grade quality ingredients. It is gluten-free and lactose-free.
Ingredients and feeding guide