Puppy/Mother Food Ingredients

Ingredient Description
Chicken Meal A highly concentrated, dried product made from chicken (flesh and skin), preserved naturally and containing 5% moisture and 70% protein. Chicken meal helps maintain a high inclusion of meat content in our formulations.
Rice Complex carbohydrate source that provides an excellent source of energy, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Potatoes Potatoes are complex carbohydrate that provide an excellent source of energy. Potatoes provide B vitamins, zinc, vitamin C, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin and potassium.
Chicken Fat Provides a good source of essential fatty acids, an excellent source of energy and increases recipe palatability.  Our chicken fat is naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E.
Brewer’s Yeast A naturally rich source of B-vitamins. It is a probiotic that secretes beneficial digestive enzymes to aid digestion and enhance the immune system. It is also provides Mannan Oligosaccharides to promote a healthy, intestinal microflora population
Alfalfa Meal A concentrated source of Alfalfa, are rich in natural fiber, provide a good source of calcium, vitamins and carotene. They also increase palatability of the recipe.
Salmon Meal A concentrated source of salmon providing an excellent source of protein and Omega 3 fatty acids that contains Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus and Selenium. Our Salmon Meal is naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E.
Sweet Potato A low glycemic, complex carbohydrate source that provides an excellent source of beta-carotene, potassium and a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese. The sweet taste also helps boost palatability of the recipe
Whole Dried Egg A complete protein source, containing all essential amino acids often referred to as the “perfect protein source”. They are the highest bioavailable (high digestibility) protein source available and provide numerous other health benefits including Vitamin D which promote strong and healthy bones.
Potassium Chloride It is a naturally occurring mineral added as a Potassium supplement. It is important in helping your dog’s body maintain a proper acid-base balance (pH level).
Ground Flaxseed Contain high levels of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3 fatty acids) and provide natural fiber to aid digestion and maintain good stool consistency. Used to help balance our optimal Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acid ratio.
Sodium Chloride Helps maintains the balance of fluids surrounding the body’s cells. A balanced amount helps maintain proper cell structure that is necessary for proper nerve and muscle function.
Salmon Oil A source of long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids (DHA/EPA). In addition to maintaining the proper ratio between Omega 3 & Omega 6, Salmon Oil provides many health and anti-inflammatory properties for the overall health and well-being of your pet.
Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS) They help stimulate disease fighting white blood cells to fight common pathogens (bad bacteria and viruses). It helps maintain a healthy digestive tract by protecting against inflammation and infection.
Dried Kelp Provides an excellent source of natural minerals. Used as a holistic approach for supporting a healthy thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands. The rich mix of Iodine and other minerals support the proper function of your dog’s entire glandular system and help ensures a proper working metabolism.
Choline Chloride A source of choline which is in the B-vitamin family. It helps protect the liver and kidneys and is important for energy metabolism and proper nervous tissue function.
Chicory Root Extract Provides a natural source of polysaccharide inulin. Inulin is a soluble fiber which serves as a prebiotic for promoting beneficial microflora (good bacteria). It also provides a natural source of Vitamin C.
Yucca Schidigera Extract A natural anti-inflammatory, a good source of minerals & vitamins, and used to help reduce stool and urine odours.
Pumpkin An excellent source of dietary fiber, beta-carotene, Vitamin A and potassium. Help support a healthy immune system and ease digestive inflammation.
Probiotics (Lactobacillus Acidophilus)  Beneficial intestinal bacteria (micro-flora) found throughout a healthy digestive tract. In addition to helping the digestive process and absorption of vital nutrients, they also assist in preventing pathogens and harmful bacteria from colonizing.
Chondroitin Sulphate Organic supplement used to minimize cartilage damage by reducing inflammation, increasing joint lubrication and helping slow the degenerative process. The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin helps with the efficacy of each compound.
Glucosamine Organic supplement used to minimize cartilage damage by reducing inflammation, increasing joint lubrication and helping slow the degenerative process. The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin helps with the efficacy of each component.
Apples An excellent source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are a concentrated source of flavonoids which provide natural protection against heart disease and strokes.
Carrots Provide an excellent source of B & C Vitamins and beta-carotene for vision health. A natural source of antioxidants that protect against free radicals linked with aging and cell degeneration.
Cranberries A cousin to the blueberry that are high in antioxidants, dietary fiber, Vitamin C & K and aid in urinary health.
Tomato Provides an excellent source of soluble fibre and high levels of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. It is also provides a good source of Vitamin K.
Additional Botanicals
Oregano An aromatic herb that has many medicinal benefits due to its potent antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties.
Cinnamon A tasty spice that is known to support a calm and balanced digestive tract. The essential oils are also recognized for having medicinal properties such as anti-microbial activity and helping regulate blood sugar levels.
Red Pepper Provide excellent natural sources of Vitamins A & C, Potassium, Folic Acid and dietary fiber. Red Peppers are the most nutrient dense peppers due to their longer growing period on the vine.
Minerals Minerals are essential nutrients that the body needs to survive and carry out daily functions and processes. Our carefully selected ingredients supply a multitude of natural vitamins and minerals. However, in order to ensure our recipes provide an optimal balance of minerals, we supplement our products with high bioavailable forms of minerals that are easily absorbed by your pet’s digestive system. You have our assurance that all 4 Strong Paws products meet and exceed the recommendations set forth by AAFCO’s guidelines.The mineral mix in our dry foods contains the following: Iron Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Selenium, Manganese Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Iodate, and the following Chelated Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, and Cobalt Glucoheptonate).
Vitamins Vitamins play important roles in bodily functions such as metabolism, immunity and digestion. Our carefully selected ingredients supply a multitude of natural vitamins and minerals. However, in order to ensure our foods provide a complete balance of vitamins, we supplement our products with high bioavailable forms of vitamins that are easily absorbed by your pet’s digestive system. These vitamins supplement your pet’s bodily functions to ensure an efficient metabolism and help bolster its immune and digestive system. Our 4 Strong Paws products meet and exceed the recommendations set forth by AAFCO’s guidelines.The vitamin mix in our dry foods contains the following: Vitamin E, Folic Acid Supplement, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Niacin, Riboflavin, Biotin, and Vitamin D.