Grain Free Single Protein Duck Meal Recipe
A Non-GMO Limited Ingredient Diet
Duck Meal, Chickpeas, Lentils, Peas, non-GMO Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) Suncured Alfalfa meal, Flaxseed Meal, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Kelp, Carrots, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Celery, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
Total Microorganisms* 3.5x104 CFU/lb MIN
Crude Protein: 24% MIN
Crude Fat: 12% MIN
Crude Fiber: 4.5% MAX
Moisture: 10% MAX
Zinc: 200 mg/kg MIN
Omega-3 Fatty Acids*: 0.7% MIN
Omega-6 Fatty Acids*: 2.9% MIN
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Grain Free Duck Meal Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs/32 kg or more as an adult).
Recommended Daily Feeding Information
Adult Dogs may be fed once or twice a day depending on your preference. Puppies 5 months or younger feed the recommended total daily amount divided into three small meals a day; from 6 to 12 months, feed the daily amount divided into two meals a day; from 13 to 18 months, feed once a day. Puppies whose daily ration exceeds two cups may be fed twice a day. Feed Pregnant Dogs 50% more during last 3 weeks of pregnancy. During Lactation dogs require twice the amount as an adult dog and should be fed 3 or 4 times a day. Your dog’s food requirement may vary from the feeding guidelines due to age, breed, environment, activity level, and body condition. Adjust food quantities as necessary to maintain an ideal body weight. Avoid overfeeding. Keep fresh, clean drinking water available at all times for your pet.
Calorie Content: 3390 KCAL/KG ME (calculated), 420 KCAL/CUP. Standard Measuring Cup of food weighs approximately 125 grams (4.4 oz).
About our Wholesome Ingredients
Duck meal is one of the easiest protein sources for dogs to digest which is why we call our recipe “Sensible.” It is a good value compared to many other hypoallergenic protein sources. Duck meal is great for your dog's heart health, has good levels of high-quality protein and is a good nutritional source of minerals and vitamins. Our duck farms allow birds to enjoy lots of space and outdoor time. In Chinese medicine duck is considered a “cooling” food.
Peas, Lentils and Chickpeas:
These “legumes” are excellent sources of energy and protein that have a low glycemic index and do not cause blood glucose (sugar) levels to spike right after ingestion. The reason to have more than one is that a dog’s system is likely to digest a variety of these legumes more efficiently than it would if there were only one or two of them.
Canola is an excellent substitute for chicken fat in a dog's diet and a great source of essential fatty acids.
Suncured Alfalfa Meal:
Alfalfa, a legume and member of the pea family, is a good source of many nutrients including protein, fiber, trace minerals and vitamins A, B1, B12, C, D, E, and K. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and diuretic properties.
Flaxseed is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which produce a soft, luxuriant coat.
Fish oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat. It also has marine Omega-3 fatty acids.
Kelp is a naturally balanced supplement—an abundant source of minerals, amino acids and vitamins, including essential trace minerals. These nutrients are necessary for the production of enzymes that promote healthy body functions. Kelp contains over 60 minerals and elements and 21 amino acids and simple and complex carbohydrates, which promote glandular health, especially in the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands.
Among common vegetables, the carrot is the richest source of pro-vitamin A. Carrots also contain beta-carotene—an antioxidant—and vitamins B, C, D, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron.
Fresh parsley is an herb associated with reducing urinary tract inflammation, while aiding in digestion and improving kidney function.
Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Celery:
Lettuce, Spinach, Watercress and Celery provide antioxidants and health-protecting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. They are high in Vitamin A and antioxidants providing protection against free radicals (cancer causing agents).
Generally classified as a B-complex vitamin (referred to as vitamin B4 in some publications), choline influences the metabolism of carotene and vitamin A in animals. It is an essential component in ensuring proper nervous system function.
Calcium Carbonate and Iodate:
Calcium carbonate and Iodate provide calcium for bones and teeth. Calcium plays a role in nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, the activation of enzyme systems, and cardiac function.
Monosodium phosphate is a good source of the calcium and phosphorus necessary for healthy bones and teeth.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotc-beneficial bacteria that produce organic acids (such as lactic and acetic) and digestive enzymes.
Microbials like Bacillus Subtilus lessen gas and bloating and promote consistent growth, healthier coats, resistance to disease, and better overall health.
Enterococcus faecium produces short-chain fatty acids that modulate the gut pH level and provide a source of fuel for cells lining the gut. This, in turn, strengthens the intestinal cells, helps enhance nutrient absorption, and stimulates immune functions in dogs.
Zinc promotes the mineralization of bone, digestion of protein, and the conversion of calorie-containing nutrients into energy. Zinc further aids in enzyme reaction, cell replication, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, skin health, and wound healing.
Selenium yeast is a safe and natural form of selenium, an essential element in your pets diet. It also acts an antioxidant and may be beneficial for brain function.
Ferrous Sulfate (Iron):
Iron aids hemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis as well as energy metabolism.
Copper Sulfate and Proteinate:
Copper is an essential trace mineral for animals.Chelated Manganese Proteinate
Vitamin A aids vision, growth, immune function, fetal development, cellular differentiation, and trans-membrane protein transfer. Vitamin A is essential for the repair of body tissues and also benefits bone formation.
Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex. A lack of niacin can cause deficiency disease.
Manganese is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the normal release of energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. It is also essential in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells.
Biotin promotes healthy skin and hair and is necessary for growth, digestion, and muscle function.
Vitamin D3 promotes the formation of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy nerve and muscle systems.
Chelated Cobalt Proteinate:
Cobalt is an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) promotes growth, stimulates brain action, safeguards the muscles that protect the heart, maintains red blood count, promotes healthy skin, and improves circulation.
Folic acid is needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.