Have you ever wondered why certain ingredients are in your pets food and treats? Cranberries, pumpkin seeds, even rosemary sound delicious to us humans but what is your pet getting out of it?
Why are these ingredients in my pets food?
Have you ever wondered why certain ingredients are in your pets food and treats? Cranberries, pumpkin seeds, even rosemary sound delicious to us humans but what is your pet getting out of it? Well here is a list of some of the most popular ingredients being used in your pets food!
Rosemary - High in iron and calcium. A natural preservative and antioxidant. Can help strengthen the heart and prevent muscle spasms.
Cranberry - Rich in antioxidants, supports the immune system and decreases inflammation. Great source of fiber, Vitamins A, B1, B2, and C. Help to keep the urinary tract system healthy and prevent UTIs and bladder infections.
Pumpkin Seeds - Source of Magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Magnesium helps with muscle regeneration, organ function, and the absorption of calcium, zinc and potassium.
Chicory Root - A natural probiotic and helps absorb essential nutrients in the body. High in dietary fiber, Vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K.
Apples - Rich in Vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, fiber, and pectin. Help to freshen breath and clean teeth.
Ginger - Aids in the function of the digestive tract. Contains enzymes and is a good source of Vitamin B6, magnesium, and manganese
Parsley - Rich in many vitamins and minerals. High in fiber and Calcium. Provides immune support.
Tomato - Used for healthy digestion. High in potassium and calcium.
Spinach - Good source of omegas and fatty acids. Contains iron, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and roughage, which stimulate the digestive tract.
Apricot - high fiber and potassium. Apricot is also rich in beta-carotene which is beneficial in fighting cancer.
Almonds - Source of Vitamins E and B, as well as dietary fiber, minerals and monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats help to reduce bad cholesterol and lower risk of heart disease. Almonds also develop and maintain cells in your body.
Broccoli - Full of Vitamins A, C and K. Source of fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and Vitamin E. Broccoli is also rich in phytonutrients, excellent antioxidant, immune booster and anti-inflammatory.
(Fresh broccoli also great for anal glands)
Cilantro - Calms upset stomachs and eases digestion problems. Source of Vitamin A, C, potassium and Zinc.
Montmorillonite clay - Natural anti-caking agent. Source of minerals, removes toxins from the body. Balances and maintains the body's pH
It's amazing how many benefits our pets get through some of our own favorite ingredients! So the next time you're cutting up your fruits or vegetables maybe throw your pet a few extra snacks too!