Molasses is a source of vitamin-B6, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and selenium, and it’s tasty too. It has been included in our Enhanced food in very small amounts – less than 1%
All our recipes include peas – they’re a great, digestible source of plant-based protein, iron, magnesium and vitamin B1 and so we’ve included them (along with high meat content and superfoods) to help create a complete and balanced diet that exceeds AAFCO standards.
It’s not a typo! Faba beans are similar to broad beans and are a great source of protein and B vitamins.
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables do form a small part of a natural diet for dogs and cats. Dogs have hunted herbivores and omnivores for millions of years, and so have consumed semi-digested plants, vegetables and fruits in the digestive tracts of their prey. We’ve included approximately 20% vegetable and fruit matter in our Rehydrate recipes and approximately 40% vegetable and fruit matter in our Enhanced recipes, to provide a natural, balanced diet that mimics what dogs eat in the wild.
Dogs have consumed carbohydrates for millions of years in the gut content of their prey animals – its accounted for approximately 8-10% of their energy requirements and they’re well adapted biologically to digest and process carbs. If a dog gets 100% of their energy from protein and fats it can sometimes cause stress on the kidneys so carbs are a useful component of the energy mix as long as they’re kept in relatively low amounts.