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Glossary

Glossary

Fruits and vegetables

Healthy Fats

Low-Glycemic Carbohydrates

Meat and Fish Proteins

Nutrient-Rich Botanicals

Nutritional Supplements

Vitamins, Minerals ans Amino Acids

Fruits and vegetables

Antioxidants

Substances that prevent and repair cellular damage. Reduce the risk of cancer, boost the immune system, decrease the effects of aging like brain, organ and joint degeneration in older pets, and support a strong and healthy heart. Help preserve foods, maintain their nutrients, prevent them from spoiling, and keep them tasting good to pets.

Apples

Good for healthy skin and liver. They have antioxidant properties and are a low-glycemic carbohydrate source that adds fibre and flavour to the diet. Helps with digestion and maintaining heart and muscle strength.

Beet Pulp

Source of fibre that supports healthy digestion and functions as a prebiotic.

Blueberries

A high-antioxidant fruit, helps protect against cancers, contribute to healthy brain function and helps to fight off urinary tract infections.

Broccoli

High in calcium, contains a multitude of vitamins, many having antioxidant properties that reduces the risk of cataracts, heart disease and certain cancers. Boosts the immune system, guards against illness, promotes cardiovascular health and good vision. Contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Butternut Squash

Low-fat, high fibre ingredient, rich in vitamins which boost the immune system, guards against illness, promotes good vision and cardiovascular health. Contains anti-inflammatory properties and cancer-fighting properties.

Carrots

Low-glycemic carbohydrate, high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins A, C and E, and beta carotene which boost the immune system, guards against illness, promote good vision and cardiovascular health.

Cranberries

Source of vitamin C required for wound healing and for capillary and mucosal integrity. Works to combine amino acids into structural protein collagen and has powerful antioxidant effects. Help protect against bladder and urinary tract infections by preventing bacteria from sticking to their surfaces.

Dried Pineapple

Contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that breaks down the mucous that binds hair together in hairballs, enabling cats to pass the hairballs more readily. Bromelain also assists the body in digesting and metabolizing foods, and has mild anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Peas and Pea Fibre

Green peas are a natural source of vitamins and minerals, low-glycemic carbohydrate, and a healthy source of energy. Pea fibre is a healthy alternative fibre source, with substantial water-holding capacity for a formed, easily-passable stool, and relatively low gas production.

Flavonoids & Polyphenols

Found in berries, they have antioxidant properties and can reduce the risk of some cancers.

Pumpkin

Contains carbohydrates for energy, vitamin A for good vision, beta carotene for reduced cancer risk and enhanced immunity, and high levels of fibre for improved colon health and digestion.

Pears

Contain phytonutrients with antioxidant and potential anti-cancer effects. Excellent source of fibre for a healthy digestive tract, low-glycemic carbohydrate; helps regulating blood glucose levels and maintaining heart and muscle strength.

Pomegranate

Known as a ‘superfruit’, has high antioxidant power and increases blood flow to the heart. Has protective anti-aging and metabolism boosting effects such as fighting heart disease, memory loss, cancer, urinary tract infections and obesity.

Spinach

Nutrient-dense ingredient high in vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and Omega-3 fatty acids. Boosts the immune system, guards against illness, promotes cardiovascular health and good vision. Contains anti-inflammatory properties and cancer-fighting properties.

Healthy Fats

Canola Oil

Contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which helps provide a healthy skin and coat along with numerous added health benefits.

Chicken Fat

Superior source of Omega-6 fatty acids contributing to skin and coat health. As a fat, it’s a concentrated source of energy and contributes to the food’s flavour.

Coconut Oil

Contains lauric acid which elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects from illness, and speeds healing. Improves skin and coat condition, enhances digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

Duck Fat

Superior source of Omega-6 fatty acids contributing to skin and coat health. Concentrated source of energy and contributes to food’s flavour.

Fish Oil

A superior source of Omega-3 fatty acids for skin & coat health, optimal brain function, and normal growth and development. An excellent source of vitamins A & D for proper bone and teeth formation and maintenance, and kidney function. Reduces inflammation, assists in prenatal development, and contributes to a regulated immune system and improved cognitive function.

Flaxseed

Excellent source of Omega-3 (ALA) and Omega-6 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat and for overall health. As a rich fibre source, it also contributes to healthy digestion.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA; DHA; EPA.

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for: reducing inflammation including blood vessels and joints; enhancing immunity; optimal brain health and function; reduces the risk of certain cancers, may improve mood. ALA = alpha-linolenic acid is found in canola oil and flaxseed. DHA = docosahexaenoic acid and EPA = eicosapentanoic acid are found in high levels in fish & fish oils.

Omega-6 Fatty Acid: Arachidonic Acid; Linoleic Acid

Arachidonic acid is an important omega-6 fatty acid. Cats can’t convert linoleic acid into arachidonic acid like dogs can, so arachidonic acid must be supplied directly in the diet; it is only available in animal-source fats. Important for cell membranes and a healthy skin and coat. Found in flaxseed, fish oil and algae.

Salmon Oil

A superior source of Omega-3 fatty acids for skin & coat health, optimal brain function, and normal growth and development. An excellent source of vitamins A & D for proper bone and teeth formation and maintenance, and kidney function. Reduces inflammation, assists in prenatal development, and contributes to a regulated immune system and improved cognitive function.

Low-Glycemic Carbohydrates

Brown Rice

High-quality carbohydrate source providing energy to pets in an easily digestible form. As a whole grain, it takes longer for the body to process, resulting in a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream which is helpful in the prevention of diabetes. Rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins, including the B vitamins involved in energy metabolism and building tissue.

Lentils

A low-glycemic legume, source of carbohydrates, helping to stabilize blood glucose levels and lower the risk of diabetes.

Steel-cut Oats

Least processed form of whole-grain oats as the oat’s grain is simply toasted and chopped into small pieces. A flavourful, low-calorie, no-fat source of fibre for digestive well-being and as a low-glycemic carbohydrate. Help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Sweet Potatoes

Rich in vitamins and minerals. Low-glycemic carbohydrate and a source of energy. Contains beta carotene which reduces risk of cataracts and certain cancers, enhances immunity, and beneficial in blood sugar regulation.

Meat and Fish Proteins

Chicken Liver

An excellent source of protein with a high biological value. Also contains high levels of vitamins and minerals.

Chicken Meal

Made from cooked chicken where the water and fat is partially removed, resulting in a highly concentrated and high-quality protein. Chicken is highly digestible and has a high biological value, meaning it provides a high proportion of a dog/cat’s essential amino acids.

Deboned Herring

Popular marine fish. As a fatty fish, it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA for skin and coat health, and good function, growth and development of the brain.

Deboned Cod

Cod is a mild-flavoured marine fish.

Deboned Fish

Marine fishes are high-quality sources of protein with flavours palatable to pets. Common in diets providing digestible, quality protein and fats.

Deboned Flounder

Flounder is a marine flatfish.

Deboned Haddock

Haddock is a popular marine fish.

Deboned Lamb

A high-quality source of protein, a prime source of omega-3 fatty acids, of vitamins and antioxidant minerals. Also a novel protein source, an alternative ingredient for pets with food allergies.

Deboned Pollock

Pollock is a popular marine fish.

Deboned Turkey

A high-quality source of protein; provides essential amino acids, and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Duck Meal

Duck is a high-quality source of protein, a source of iron, B-vitamins, and a prime source of Omega-6 fatty acids. It’s a novel protein source, an alternative ingredient for pets with food allergies.

Egg

A high-quality, highly digestible protein source that has a biological value of 100, meaning they are a complete source of protein containing all of the essential amino acids. Rich in B complex vitamins, minerals, and vitamins A and E.

Lamb Meal

Lamb is a high-quality source of protein, a prime source of omega-3 fatty acids, and of vitamins and antioxidant minerals. Lamb is also a novel protein source, an alternative ingredient for pets with food allergies.

Menhaden Fish Meal

A high-quality source of protein with a flavour palatable to pets, menhaden is a marine fish popular as a nutritious ingredient in the diet, providing digestible, quality protein and fats. As an oily fish, it is a source of Omega-6 fatty acids, and a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA.

Turkey Meal

A high-quality source of protein, turkey provides essential amino acids, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Nutrient-Rich Botanicals

Algae Meal

Packed with nutrient, an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acid. Strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of cancer.

Chicory Root Extract

Source of fibre that supports healthy digestion and functions as a prebiotic.

Fennel

A botanical ingredient characterized as a spice, fennel supports the digestive system, reduces inflammation and help lower the risk of cancer. A superior source of vitamin C, a primary antioxidant.

Peppermint Leaf

Botanical effective for calming an upset stomach or overactive digestive tract. Contains mononterpene, a phytochemical with antioxidant properties that reduces the risk of some cancers.

Juniper Berry Extract

Promotes urinary tract health, lowers blood glucose levels, strengthens kidney function and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

Ginger

Botanical useful in soothing the digestive tract and helping prevent upset stomachs.

Licorice Root

A legume and a member of the pea family. Stimulates the immune system and is a fast-acting anti-inflammatory that can useful for pets with arthritis.

Rosemary Extract

Rosemary is a natural herb that enhances the flavour of foods and has antioxidant effects. Acts as a natural preservative in pet diets.

Sun-cured Alfalfa

Contains protein, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrient which contribute to liver function, aid in eliminating toxins from the body, relieves the symptoms of arthritis, strengthens the immune system, and helps prevent cancer.

Turmeric

Plant part of the ginger family. A pain reliever, it promotes circulation and decreases inflammation.

Yucca Schidigera extract

Plant part of the lily family. Reduces stool odours by reducing the ammonia level and antibacterial activity. Fewer odour-causing end products lead to less odorous stool.

Nutritional Supplements

Chondroitin Sulfate

Source of chondroitin, vital in the creation of bones, cartilage and tendons. Essential in maintaining healthy joints and supporting mobility.

Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Essential in the production of synovial fluid that surrounds and cushions the joints, supporting optimal mobility. There are no major food sources of glucosamine; it is therefore supplemented.

Probiotics

Bacteria (live organisms) added as a supplement to the diet to boost the population of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. When several varieties of probiotic are included in a food, each carries out a particular function or has specific resistance to the various environments of the body.

Vitamins, Minerals ans Amino Acids

Amino Acids

The building blocks of protein and essential for the cell functions that drive animal maintenance, growth and reproduction.

Beta Carotene

Reduces the risk of cataracts, of certain cancers and enhances immunity. Beneficial in blood sugar regulation, multiplying the effects of low-glycemic carbohydrates in the diet. Found in richly-coloured plants, fruits and vegetables.

Biotin

Also known as vitamin H. A vitamin that aids in maintaining hair and nails, and the nervous system. Required for metabolism of fats and amino acids, and important for a healthy coat and skin.

Calcium: Carbonate; Iodate; Pantothenate

A mineral necessary in blood clotting, muscle and nerve function, enzyme activation, and maintaining the structure of bones and teeth.

Choline Chloride

A mineral necessary in blood clotting, muscle and nerve function, enzyme activation, and maintaining the structure of bones and teeth.

Choline Chloride

A source of choline, essential in proper nerve function and metabolism, and in the make-up of cell membranes.

Copper: Proteinate; Sulfate

Required for blood synthesis, bone formation, collagen production and plays the role of an antioxidant.

Dicalcium Phosphate

Provides calcium and phosphorous, minerals that work together for proper skeletal formation.

DL-Methionine

Essential amino acid for dogs and cats, important for skin and coat condition, and eye and heart health.

Folic Acid

Essential vitamin enabling cell replication, division and growth, and allowing red blood cells to mature in the bone marrow.

Inositol

Inositol is a vitamin considered beneficial for muscle and nerve function, particularly in the heart and brain.

Iodine

Mineral essential in forming the hormones of the thyroid gland which regulate metabolism, growth and development.

Iron: Proteinate; Ferrous Sulfate

Mineral that makes up part of the protein hemoglobin in the blood. Picks up oxygen from the lungs and delivers it throughout the body. Plays a role in various enzymes of the body, aiding in digestion and various bodily processes.

L-Carnitine

An amino acid that transports fatty acids to the body’s cells so they can convert them to energy for proper functioning. This role in fat transport supports optimal fat metabolism and helps control body weight.

Lecithin

Supports the health of all cells and the immune system, and enhances memory and orientation.

L-Lysine

A version of essential amino acid, important in making collagen, keratin and other body proteins. Important for growth and renewal.

Manganese:Oxide; Proteinate

Mineral required for carbohydrate and fat metabolism, optimal vitamin use, bone development, nerve transmission and blood sugar regulation.

Mixed Tocopherols

Also known as vitamin E, the antioxidant effects protects the body’s cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, and preserves food by preventing the breakdown of nutrients.

Niacin

Also known as vitamin B3, a vitamin required for the metabolism of all major nutrients, and for the growth and maturation of cells. Cannot be stored in the body, must be regularly consumed in the diet, widely found in meats.

Pantothenic Acid

Also known as vitamin B5, essential in metabolizing and making carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and is important for cell growth.

Phenolic Acid

A phytonutrient found in broccoli, parsley, tomatoes, flaxseed, whole grains and berries that reduces the risk of some cancers.

Potassium Chloride

Source of potassium, a mineral required for nerve and muscle function, energy metabolism, and the maintenance of the pH and concentrations of the body’s fluids.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

Source of pyroxidine, also known as vitamin B6. Involved in brain development, immune support, and a multitude of metabolic functions.

Riboflavin

Also known as vitamin B2, required for a wide variety of cellular processes and growth. It plays a key role in energy metabolism, and for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Contributes to skin and coat health.

Salt

Essential nutrient in pet foods. Known as sodium chloride, it is involved in proper muscle and nerve action; regulation of fluid intake, balance pH in the body; and food palatability. Major component of fluids important to the digestive process.

Sodium Selenite

Selenium plays a vital role in manufacturing the body’s antioxidant molecules for protection against damage caused by free radicals.

Taurine

An amino acid important for brain, heart, hearing and vision health in both dogs and cats, It has antioxidant effects. While dogs can synthesize their own amino acids in their bodies, cats cannot and must have them supplied in their diet.

Thiamine Mononitrate

Source of thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. Involved in converting carbohydrates to energy and in supporting a healthy central nervous system.

Vitamin A Supplement

Source of vitamin A, important for cell differentiation and in the maintenance of skin and tissues lining the respiratory, digestive and reproductive tracts. Contributes to a compound in the eye needed for sight when an animal adapts from light to dark. Essential for proper kidney function and normal development of bones, teeth and nerve tissue.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

Plays a vital role in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Helps maintain healthy cell growth and repair, and supports the immune system, brain function, and blood formation.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Required for wound healing, and capillary and mucosal integrity. Works to combine amino acids into the structural protein collagen and has powerful antioxidant effects.

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Source of vitamin D which stimulates calcium absorption from the intestines for the proper development and maintenance of bones and teeth.

Vitamin E Supplement

A source of vitamin E, vital for growth, immunity, and control of nerves, muscles and senses; it has antioxidant properties.

Vitamin K

Found in green leaves such as spinach, parsley and broccoli, and is vital to the blood clotting process.

Yeast Culture and Yeast Extract

Yeast culture and yeast extract is a source of vitamins and Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS), a prebiotic that binds to harmful bacteria in the intestines, preventing them from attaching to and invading body cells.

Zinc: Oxide; Proteinate

Mineral involved in protein synthesis, metabolism of nutrients, and a healthy skin and coat.