Featured Dog Food Ingredient of the Month: Flaxseed


6,000 years ago, the word ‘superfood’ was nonexistent.

Still, Flaxseed stood out as a nutrient-packed dietary staple– a key crop that was widely cultivated and revered among ancient civilizations in the Middle East.

Today, it’s used all over the world and widely associated with a host of health benefits from weight loss and healthy hair all the way up to reducing certain types of cancer. And this isn’t just true of humans!

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Featured Horse Food Ingredient of the Month: Alfalfa

Some in the equestrian world refer to Alfalfa as the filet mignon of horse feed. Not only is it super protein rich, equine can’t get enough of the taste, making it an ideal ingredient for picky eaters and “hard keepers”.

This nutritious leafy legume forage is also loaded with calcium and rich in B vitamins, Vitamin K, as well as Beta Carotene. Alfalfa also boasts 16 different Amino Acids, including essential amino acids Methionine and Lysine that help provide a very bioavailable source of nutrients.

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Featured Dog Food Ingredient of the Month: Sorghum (Milo)

sorghum crop pet food

The wide variety of uses for Sorghum, its high-energy, and strong yield makes this 8,000 year-old drought resistant crop a world-wide staple among many diets both animal and human.

Perhaps that has to do in part with the steady rise of food allergies and intolerances. The U.S. market for gluten-free products is already valued at roughly $1.7 billion and projected to grow an additional $22 billion by the year 2020. All of which make this gluten-free grain all the more appealing.

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Chinese Free Pet Food

Safety is something we all desire for our pets, especially when it comes to what they eat. People spend hundreds and thousands of dollars every year to ensure their dogs get the best nutrition available. However, many people are feeding foods that have 1 thing in common, whether it’s the most expensive food in the store, or the cheapest. Chinese ingredients have unfortunately become commonplace in the U.S. pet food market. Many companies will make the “bold” claim that they purchase all of their ingredients in America. However, just because it’s purchased in America, doesn’t mean it was made in America. Many of the vitamin and mineral companies still source their ingredients from China, and then distribute them in U.S.
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