Our Goat is sourced from Colorado, Australia, or New Zealand. This formula is a fantastic option for dogs who have severe allergies to more common proteins or that need a weight sensitive diet. Finicky eaters take to this formula well! All produce and proteins are Human Grade. Our food does not contain any chemicals, enhancers, preservatives, remnants, processed meals, or renderings. We do not use denatured meat. We do not source any of our meat or produce from China or Mexico.
Min Crude Protein……….…… 17%
Min Crude Fat…………….…... 2%
Max. Crude Fiber…………..…. 1%
Max. Moisture………………….. 78%
Omega 3/Omega 6 Ratio……… 1:2
Calcium/Phosphorus Ratio...… 1:1
Calorie Content………………... 984.7 kcal/kg and 223 kcal/8oz.Goat, Ground Goat Bone, Carrots, Apples, Green Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Pumpkin, Acorn Squash, Beets, Parsley, Blueberries, Cod Liver Oil (Source of Omega 3), Calcium Carbonate, Rosemary Powder, Sage Powder.
Description and benefits of the ingredients:
Goat Meat: Not only is goat meat lower in total fat and cholesterol, but it is also lower in saturated fats than traditional meats. Less saturated fats and a relatively high proportion of total unsaturated fats make goat a very healthy meat choice. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, saturated fats (bad fats) increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions, while unsaturated fats (good fats) improve blood cholesterol levels, ease inflammation, stabilize heart rhythms, and play a number of other beneficial roles.[I]
Carrots: Carrots are good source of Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.
Apples: Apples are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Dietary Fiber. Apples have been shown to help reduce blood cholesterol, improve bowel function, reduce risk of stroke, promote healthy lung functions due to the fiber and phytonutrients present in the apples.
Green Beans: Green Beans are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. These are both important for maintaining optimum health, and are also valuable antioxidants. Green beans offer additional antioxidants in the forms of manganese and a variety of cartenoids and flavonoids. All of these in tandem make green beans an antioxidant powerhouse, which is crucial in preventing various cancers and heart diseases. Antioxidants perform this function by seeking out and neutralizing free radicals that damage cells. These damaged cells, in turn, damage other cells in their vicinity, creating a chain reaction that negatively affects your health.
Beyond their antioxidant benefits, the high levels of calcium, vitamin K, magnesium, phosphorous and silicon all support stronger, healthier bones. Evidence is also beginning to emerge showing that green beans has anti-inflammation benefits, and may also prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes with the ability to aid in the process of sugar in the body and stabilize insulin levels. And, to boot, green beans pack in a bunch of dietary fiber into a few calories, leaving your digestive track clean and healthy.
Broccoli: A very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, C, K, B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Also a good source of added protein, Vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Phosphorous and Selenium. This has been shown to fend off cancer, osteoporosis, birth defects, and heart disease. It can also boost your immunity.
Spinach: Contains Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is incredibly rich in vital anti-oxidants and vitamins. This vegetable is very low in calories yet good source of vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants like leutin, xanthins and carotenes. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds like alpha and beta carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body. Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in reitina of the eyes. Thus, it helps protect from "age related macular disease" (ARMD). Pumpkin is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid and is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. We utilize the whole pumpkin including the seeds which are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are good for heart health. In addition, they are very good in protein, minerals and many health benefiting vitamins. The seeds are an excellent source of health promoting amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to GABA in the brain.[ii]
Acorn Squash: Acorn Squash is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Folate and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Thiamine, Potassium and Manganese. Acorn squash have been found to have anti-cancer type effects. Specifically the ability to prevent cell mutations (cancer-like changes).
Beets: Beets are a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Beets are of great therapeutic value. They have properties to clean the kidneys and gall bladder.
Cod Liver Oil: This food is very low in Sodium. It is also a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D. It also provides your dog with omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential for the healthy function of the brain, the heart, the joints, the digestive system and many other systems of the body. Another benefit of cod liver oil is related to its vitamin E content, which helps the body process the fatty acids, is an essential antioxidant and promotes the health of the skin and coat.
Parsley: Parsley is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Parsley's volatile oils-particularly myristicin-have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells.
Blueberries: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. Blueberries are not only a powerful antioxidant but also have been proved to preserve vision.
Calcium Carbonate: Calcium Carbonate is the true complete food grade form of solid calcium. The AAFCO requires that any dog or cat food be at minimum equal in calcium and phosphorus. Bone is not a naturally one to one ratio. This is why we add calcium carbonate to increase the calcium ratios in the food.
Rosemary Powder: Rosemary powder is high in iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It contains two important ingredients - caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid – both of which are potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that may shield the brain from free radicals, lowering the risk of strokes and diseases like Alzheimer’s, ALS. Rosemary has the ability to reduce inflammation (inflammation is associated with contributing to asthma, liver disease and heart disease). It is a rich source of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) a potent antioxidant, which contributes to its free radical fighting powers further still. Rosemary boosts the functioning of the liver and acts as a mild diuretic to help reduce swelling. It also helps to lower blood sugar and raise blood pressure[iii]
Sage Powder: Like rosemary, another member of the mint family, sage contains a variety of antioxidants — in the form of volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids. Sage also contains antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and peroxidase. When combined, these components of sage all give it a unique capacity for providing benefits associated with the top antioxidant foods. Sage contains rosmarinic acid, which is a potent antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory agent. Rosmarinic acid can be readily absorbed and acts to reduce harmful inflammation. Increased intake of sage as a seasoning in food is recommended for persons with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, as well as bronchial asthma and atherosclerosis. Research confirms what herbalists have long known: sage is an outstanding memory enhancer. Sage helps provide better brain function and has been used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease for over a thousand years. Research has suggested that it may be an effective option to help treat Alzheimer`s disease.[iv]
[i] Harvard School of Public Health. (2008). Fats and cholesterol: Out with the bad, in with the good. The Nutrition Source.
[iii] Information sourced and quoted from: http://www.terawarner.com/blog/2011/05/remarkable-rosemary-the-benefits-of-herbs-extracts-and-teas/
[iv] Information sourced and quoted from: http://www.antioxidants-for-health-and-longevity.com/benefits-of-sage.html