Featured Dog Food Ingredient of the Month: Chicory Root

Since the days of Ancient Rome, health conscious humans have utilized the roots of a bright blue flower from the plant Cichorium intybus, otherwise known as chicory, to bolster their digestive systems.

Within the last few decades, the same gastrointestinal wunderkind has made the jump to dog food. This prebiotic is known for its ability to enhance the intricate and complex systems of our canine companions.

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Featured Dog Food Ingredient of the Month: Yucca

yucca plant dog food ingredient

More than 40 species, all similar in anatomy, make up the members of the yucca family.

Hailing from arid regions of the US, Mexico, and Latin America, this root vegetable has been an important source of food and medicine for centuries. Its also a powerhouse of essential vitamins, minerals and plant-based nutrients. The closer researchers study this starchy, tuberous root the more health benefits they’re unearthing.

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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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