Whole Ground Flaxseed
A lot of ingredients go into making a nutritious, healthy dog food like ours. Even though it may seem like many items, it’s important to remember that our formula is complete and nutritionally balanced. That means that if your dog eats only our food, they will be getting the complete, balanced set of nutrients they need to live a healthy life.
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Our very first ingredient in this recipe is Turkey. It's an excellent protein source while also providing essential vitamins and minerals.
Our Turkey Meal is an excellent protein source and pairs well with the whole Turkey which is also included in this recipe.
What's the difference is between Turkey and Turkey 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, Turkey Meal contains 300% more protein than fresh turkey!
There is actually quite a bit of a myth regarding the “First ingredient” - many other pet foods will list a core protein like Turkey 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 Turkey 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 YaDoggie Turkey & Pea, turkey and turkey 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 “Turkey Meal” is made from Turkey with no “by-products”, “digests”, or unspecified meats - just high quality concentrated ingredients.
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.
Pea Starch is a natural gluten-free and tasty carbohydrate. Although extremely digestible, the pea starch granules are slowly digested providing sustained energy release and have a low glycaemic index (GI).
A source of Fiber. This is what is left after sugar is extracted from sugar beets. It can serve as a prebiotic, as well as assist with good stools.
Poultry 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.
A great way to get nutrition fiber, which can be helpful for your dog's stools.
Helps make our food taste great!
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.
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%.
A source of fat for energy as well as helping keep your dog's coat shiny!
A natural antioxidant used to help keep our food fresh
These help us keep your dog's food fresh! Tocopherols provide a powerful element that is used as an antioxidant, which helps keep the food from going bad. They come from compounds commonly found in vegetable oils, nuts, fish and green vegetables. They also help to preserve the taste of the food, and to prevent rancidity of the fat in the food.
An essential amino acid
Helps make your dog's stool not smell as bad. (We do what we can!)
A natural preservative that has been concentrated.
A vegetable based protein source loaded with high quality, palatable, and digestible proteins.It also has a fair amount of important amino acids.
Our recipe is a complete and balanced food source, which means our food has to contain everything necessary for your dog to be healthy. There are a lot of vitamins and minerals important to the health of your dog that simply aren’t found, or aren’t available in high enough quantities with many of the main proteins we make food out of. Due to their importance to your dog’s diet and health, we supplement them in our food. They may have complicated and hard-to-pronounce names, but don’t let that scare you away. We’ve gone through each one here to explain why we’ve added it to our food, and why it’s important.
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 calcium, which is important for strong bones, teeth and cardiovascular health.
An essential amino acid
A vital nutrient that is a good source of iron, which is important for red blood cell production.
A source of Zinc. 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.
An essential element for normal cell function.
Important for bone formation, protein metabolism, and iron absorption.
A source of manganese which is important to the development of strong bones and a healthy immune system
A source of iodine which promotes strong bones, teeth, skeletal strength, and cardiovascular health. Protects and helps to build healthy bones and teeth as well as maintain a regular heartbeat and prevention of muscle cramping.
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.
A source of Vitamin B3, which helps with good circulation and healthy skin.
A source of Vitamin B5, which is important for adrenal activity.
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.
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.
A source of Vitamin B1, helpful for a good mental attitude and healthy nervous system.
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.
Helps to prevent anemia, as well as protection of the nervous system.
A source of Vitamin B6, which the body uses to produce hydrochloric acid. Can be helpful in treating allergies, arthritis and asthma.
Used for blood building and DNA synthesis.
Helps your dog utilize the fatty acids for energy, as well as keeping their blood sugar levels stable.
Turkey, Turkey Meal (A Source of Glucosamine), Dried Peas, Pea Starch, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Flaxseeds, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Oxide, Calcium Iodate), Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamin Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.
|Crude Protein (min)||23.0%|
|Crude Fat (min)||13.0%|
|Crude Fiber (max)||7.0%|
|Zinc (min)||100 mg/kg|
|Selenium (min)||0.35 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A (min)||5,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E (min)||50 IU/kg|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min)||2.0%|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min)||0.4%|
|Glucosamine* (min)||200 mg/kg|
|L-Carnitine* (min)||100 mg/kg|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Metabolizable Energy is 3270 Kcal/kg (340 kcal per 8 oz. cup).
Our feeding guidelines for this chart are for an average dog with normal activity. When you sign up for YaDoggie, we'll ask you more detailed questions about your dog to give you a more precise feeding recommendation that is customized for your dog. We always recommend talking with your vet about your dog's food when switching or deciding on an appropriate amount to feed, especially if your dog has any kind of medical issues. Amounts listed are cups per day.
|5 pounds||0.5 Cup|
|10 pounds||1 Cup|
|20 pounds||1.66 Cups|
|30 pounds||2.25 Cups|
|40 pounds||2.75 Cups|
|50 pounds||3.25 Cups|
|60 pounds||3.66 Cups|
|70 pounds||4.25 Cups|
|80 pounds||4.5 Cups|
|90 pounds||5 Cups|
|100 pounds||5.5 Cups|
For every additional 15 pounds above 100, add ½ cup.
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.
Because you’re an amazing dog parent, you know that fresh water should be provided at all times.