Ya Doggie Duck is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
|Crude Protein (min)||28.0%|
|Crude Fat (min)||16.0%|
|Crude Fiber (max)||5.0%|
|Calcium (max)||1.2% - 1.8%|
|Phosphorus (max)||0.8% - 1.2%|
|Omega-6/ Omega 3* (min)||2.4% / 0.50%|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Metabolizable Energy is 3905 Kcal/kg (410 Kcal per 8 oz. cup).
Our Feeding Guidelines are for normal activity.
Amounts here are listed are per day.
|5 pounds||0.5 Cup|
|10 pounds||0.75 Cup|
|20 pounds||1.25 Cups|
|30 pounds||1.5 Cups|
|40 pounds||2 Cups|
|50 pounds||2.25 Cups|
|60 pounds||2.5 Cups|
|70 pounds||2.75 Cups|
|80 pounds||3 Cups|
|90 pounds||3.25 Cups|
|100 pounds||3.5 Cups|
For every additional 10 pounds above 100, add ¼ cup.
For puppies, feed 25% more than listed in the chart.
For gestating and lactating dogs, food consumption may be more than double during this time.
Optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size, breed and activity level.
Please use feeding guidelines as an initial recommendation and adjust amounts as needed. Also, because you’re an amazing dog parent, you know that fresh water should be provided at all times.
Our very first ingredient is Duck. It is a premium, high quality protein that is easy for your dog to digest, while also having a low fat content. Duck is hypoallergenic, meaning that Duck is proven to cause less allergic reactions in dogs as compared to other more common proteins like chicken. It also provides essential fatty acids and minerals.
First, let’s find out what the difference is between Duck and Duck Meal: A “meal” is a concentrated (water and fat removed) version of a protein source. Most foods contain quite a bit of water, so the meal versions are concentrated and are far more rich, without being watered down. As a result, Duck Meal contains 300% more protein than fresh duck!
There is actually quite a bit of a myth regarding the “First ingredient” - many other pet foods will list a core protein like Duck first, but then what follows will be meals from other proteins. Ingredients are always listed by weight and 70-80% of a protein’s weight can be from water alone! So, in those cases, while Duck may be the first ingredient, it’s really not where most of the protein comes from. With a meal, that’s not the case. With Ya Doggie Duck, duck and duck meal are the first two ingredients, so it’s clear where the majority of the proteins are coming from in your dog’s food.
You may have also read that “Meals” are bad because you don’t know what’s in them. There is some truth to that - when it comes to meals in dog food, you want to look for specifics! A food that just says “Meat Meal” or “Meal Byproduct” may be hiding something because you simply don’t know what they mean by “Meat”. With our food, you know that “Duck Meal” is made from Duck with no “by-products”, “digests”, or unspecified meats - just high quality concentrated Duck.
Similar to duck, pork is another highly digestible nutrient source
Eggs contain amounts of all essential amino acids, thus making them "the perfect protein source." In addition to their varied proteins, eggs also contain many components which help promote the overall health of your pet. Eggs have a range of high quality saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. They also contain higher amounts of carotenoids, a compound associated with eye health and eyesight improvement, than vegetables. Their rich vitamin E content also helps combat free radicals and ensure cell protection. Furthermore, the iron present in eggs aids in the formation of red blood cells, while their zinc aids in the normal functioning of the immune system. Eggs also contain a high amount of sulfur and many vitamins and minerals which promote healthy skin and coat, while choline — an essential component of eggs — boosts brain power.
Peas are a valuable ingredient because they contain twice the protein of most vegetables. They are good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and some B-complex vitamins— thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Peas are also good sources of calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium. The insoluble fiber present helps intestinal mobility.
The potato, a nutritionally rich tuberous root vegetable, is a good source of starch and fiber. Russet potatoes contain good amounts of vitamin A and flavonoids such as carotenes and zeaxanthins. They also contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which have been shown to provide a host of various benefits promoting good health.
Lentils are a very good source of dietary fiber, and they contain virtually no fat. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of seven important minerals, the B vitamins, and protein.
Garbanzo Beans are a member of the nutritious, fiber-rich legume family of vegetables.Garbanzo Beans have a low glycemic index, are high in protein, and are a good source of iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium.
Carrots are an excellent source of B vitamins and vitamin C as well as calcium pectate— a soluble pectin fiber. In addition, no other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots. Carrots are also a rich source of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, folic acid, selenium, and magnesium. Furthermore, carrots contain high levels of antioxidants that provide protection against free radicals which may damage cells.
This mixture of tomato skins, pulp, and crushed seeds is an excellent source of soluble fiber. It is also a concentrated source of bioflavonoids, which may aid in reducing free radicals produced by oxidation reactions in the body.
Blueberries are a good source of vitamins C and E, complex carbohydrates, and fiber.
Chicken fat is a quality source of essential fatty acids and an excellent source of energy. Fat has a positive effect on the immune system and plays a beneficial role in stress response. Essential fatty acids are required for proper growth, reproduction, normal skin structure, and a healthy coat. Because chicken fat contains virtually no protein, its use does not cause allergic reactions associated with the use of fresh chicken or chicken meal, both of which contain high amounts of protein.
This special seed is known for containing high levels of alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acids), along with good quantities of other fatty acids. It is used in our food to help balance the dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio. Flaxseed also supplies both insoluble and soluble fiber. These fibers are known to aid in proper digestion and help to maintain good stool consistency.
Alfalfa meal is essentially made up of ground alfalfa. In addition to being a rich source of calcium, it is also highly palatable and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins, and carotene.
While we know too much salt isn’t healthy for humans, salt (specifically sodium) is an essential ingredient that both humans and dogs need. AAFCO actually requires a minimum sodium level of 0.30% for this reason, and our food is 0.32%.
Another great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Potassium is another important ingredient that dogs need, but it’s hard to get the required amount from other sources alone, so we supplement our food with a small amount.
A source of choline, which is a key component of cell membrane phospholipids.
Powerful antioxidant which helps prevent cancer, heart disease, and cell damage. Can also reduce blood pressure and promotes a healthy coat.
Great for your dog’s immunity, slows the aging process, and helps to prevent eye and skin disorders. Important in bone and teeth formation, as well as protection against colds and infections.
Most humans can get Vitamin D from the sun, but our pets can’t because of their thick coats. Vitamin D helps the body process calcium which is important for bone health and teeth.
A source of Vitamin B5, which is important for adrenal activity.
A source of Vitamin B1, helpful for a good mental attitude and healthy nervous system.
A source of Vitamin B6, which the body uses to produce hydrochloric acid. Can be helpful in treating allergies, arthritis and asthma.
A source of Vitamin B2, essential for red blood cell formation as well as important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Can also aid growth of hair, skin and nails.
A source of Vitamin B3, which helps with good circulation and healthy skin.
Used for blood building and DNA synthesis.
Promotes healthy skin and coat.
Helps to prevent anemia, as well as protection of the nervous system.
Zinc is essential for insulin formation and immune function, as well as protection against free radicals. It can support growth and mental awareness as well as accelerating the healing process.
Important for bone formation, protein metabolism, and iron absorption.
A source of manganese, which is necessary for the development of strong bones and a healthy immune system. Also needed for blood sugar relation and healthy nerves, in addition to thyroid hormone production.
Protects and helps to build healthy bones and teeth as well as maintain a regular heartbeat and prevention of muscle cramping.
A source of iodine which promotes strong bones, teeth, skeletal strength, and cardiovascular health.
An essential element for normal cell function.
A good source of iron, which is important for red blood cell production.
A good source of Zinc, which is essential to insulin formation and the immune system.
A good source of Manganese, which is important for the development of strong bones and enzyme activators which promotes an enhanced immune system.
A good source of Copper which helps with iron absorption, bone formation, and blood clotting.
A great antioxidant that can promote healthier coats, less shedding, and a boosted immune system. It’s also very palatable for dogs and can help make food more appealing for picky eaters.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus & Casel Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, and Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated: These are all probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive tract. They can help strengthen your dog’s immune system and improve digestive health, including issues with diarrhea and irritable bowel. They can also help solve flatulence issues, including bad breath.
Duck, Duck Meal, Peas, Potato, Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed tocopherols and Rosemary Extract), Pork Meal, Lentils, Garbanzo Beans, Dried Egg, Flaxseed Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Canola Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Tomato Pomace, Blueberries, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin 12 Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium, Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Casel Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated.