Senior/Low-Fat Formula for Dogs
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oats, Sweet Potato, Beet Pulp, Millet, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Barley, Dried Egg, Flaxseed Meal, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Peas, Cranberries, Blueberries, DL-Methionine, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Apple Pomace, Sodium Chloride, Tomato Pomace, Chelated Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chelated Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Monosodium Phosphate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, 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*, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Zinc Sulfate, Chelated Ferrous Sulfate, Riboflavin, Chelated Copper Proteinate, Chelated Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Chelated Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Chelated Manganese Sulfate, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Chelated Cobalt Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Chelated Sodium Selenite, Chelated Calcium Iodate.
Total microorganisms* 3.5×104 CFU/lb
Crude Protein: 23% min.
Crude Fat: 7% min. / 9% max.
Crude Fiber: 5.5% max.
Moisture: 10% max.
Methionine: 0.55% min.
Glucosamine*: 700mg/kg min.
Chondroitin Sulfate*: 500mg/kg min.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids*: 0.4% min.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids*: 2.4% min.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Senior/Low-Fat Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance.
Recommended Daily Feeding For Senior Dogs, or For Weight Loss
Adult Dogs may be fed once or twice a day depending on your preference. Most dogs whose recommended daily ration exceeds two cups should have two feedings of equal amounts at different times of day. Add 1/4 cup for each 10lbs over 100lbs. Please use this chart as an initial recommendation only. Your dog’s food requirement may vary from the feeding guidelines below 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: 3100 Kcal/kg ME (calculated). 370 KCAL/CUP. Standard Measuring Cup of food weighs approximately 120 grams (4.5 oz).
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Dosage Information
|For Weight Maintenance||Amount in our suggested feeding||Amount Recommended per day||Amount in our suggested feeding||Amount Recommended per day|
|3-10lb||45mg - 90mg||up to 250mg||35mg - 65mg||30mg - 100mg|
|10-20lb||90mg - 135mg||up to 250mg||65mg - 100mg||30mg - 100mg|
|20-30lb||115mg - 160mg||up to 350mg||85mg - 115mg||30mg - 100mg|
|30-40lb||160mg - 205mg||up to 500mg||115mg - 150mg||60mg - 120mg|
|40-70lb||180mg - 270mg||up to 500mg||130mg - 195mg||90mg - 200mg|
|70-90lb||270mg - 315mg||up to 1000mg||195mg - 230mg||120mg - 400mg|
|90-100lb||315mg - 360mg||up to 1000mg||230mg - 260mg||120mg - 400mg|
|For Weight Loss||Amount in our suggested feeding||Amount Recommended per day||Amount in our suggested feeding||Amount Recommended per day|
|3-10lb||25mg - 70mg||up to 250mg||20mg - 50mg||30mg - 100mg|
|10-20lb||70mg - 115mg||up to 250mg||50mg - 85mg||30mg - 100mg|
|20-30lb||90mg - 135mg||up to 250mg||65mg - 100mg||60mg - 100mg|
|30-40lb||135mg - 180mg||up to 500mg||100mg - 130mg||60mg - 120mg|
|40-70lb||160mg - 250mg||up to 500mg||115mg - 215mg||90mg - 200mg|
|70-90lb||250mg - 295mg||up to 1000mg||180mg - 215mg||120mg - 400mg|
|90-100lb||295mg - 340mg||up to 1000mg||215mg - 245mg||120mg - 400mg|
About our Wholesome Ingredients
Chicken meal is highly digestible and an excellent source of amino acids and quality protein. It is also very palatable to dogs.
Brown rice contains a generous supply of B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. As a source of complex carbohydrates, it provides quick energy and is protein-rich. Like all cereal grains, brown rice is an important source of fat, essential fatty acids and amino acids, dietary fiber, and trace minerals.
Oats are an unsurpassed source of the complex carbohydrates that give animals energy.
A highly-digestible, natural whole grain, barley is an excellent source of B vitamins and lysine, an essential amino acid many dogs lack. It also provides high-quality protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. Although barley is used primarily for carbohydrates (and hence energy), it is also an important source of fat, essential fatty acids, and trace minerals.
Chicken provides high-quality protein that maintains muscle mass and strength. It delivers wholesome calcium and phosphorus in the proper ratios, as well as the other essential macro and trace minerals. Chicken is one of the few natural sources of chondroitin, a compound critical to large-breed skeletal health. Different types of meat vary in essential fatty acid levels—chicken and pork are the richest in fatty acids, while lamb and beef are both relatively low.
Peas, members of the legume family, are an excellent source of energy and protein that have a low glycemic index and do not cause blood glucose (sugar) levels to spike right after ingestion.
The highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid, chicken fat is an important element for skin and coat health. It is very palatable, high in essential fatty acids, and easily and quickly metabolized.
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 meal is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which produce a soft, luxuriant coat.
Dried Chicken Liver:
Chicken liver is high in protein, beneficial fats and vitamin A. Vitamin A plays an important role in supporting eye health, and all dogs need high quantities of protein to remain healthy.
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.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene and Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium, calcium, and iron. They also provide natural dietary fiber and the complex carbohydrates that offer an alternative to traditional fiber choices (especially useful for pets that may have food allergies or other sensitivities).
Eggs are often regarded as the perfect protein. Eggs contain a full array of minerals, including rich levels of calcium (in the yolk), all the vitamins except vitamin C, a range of high-quality saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, and the entire range of enzymes and other longevity factors present in raw foods. Eggs are an especially good source of biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, choline and sulfur.
Apples are especially high in non-pro vitamin A carotenes and pectin, a remarkable type of fiber that has been shown to boost many beneficial effects. Apples are also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as several B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B6, folic acid and potassium.
Potassium chloride is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin A.
Calcium carbonate provides 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.
Salt provides sodium and chloride, essential nutrients.
Herring oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat. It also has marine Omega-3 fatty acids.
Glucosamine and Chodroitin:
Including glucosamine and chodroitin in your dog's diet reduces likelihood of joint issues and increases joint comfort and support, especially good for large breeds and seniors. These two ingredients work even more effectively when paired together.
In small quantities as an ingredient, Garlic is a good natural antioxidant and helps strengthen the heart and maintain good circulation.
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.
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.
Inulin is a prebiotic – it is low in calories and stimulates the growth and activity of probiotics, which are associated with health and well-being.
Green Tea Extract:
Green tea extract contains beneficial antioxidants, which help in controlling free radicals, and can help boost immunity.
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 and Iron Proteinate:
Iron aids hemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis as well as energy metabolism.
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.
Microbials lessen gas and bloating and promote consistent growth, healthier coats, resistance to disease, and better overall health.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotc-beneficial bacteria that produce organic acids (such as lactic and acetic) and digestive enzymes.
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.
Yucca Schidigera Extract:
When provided in small quantities, such as in Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals, yucca schidigera extract helps boost the immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex. A lack of niacin can cause deficiency disease.
Copper Proteinate and Sulfate:
Copper is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Manganese Proteinate and Sulfate:
Manganese is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Calcium Pantothenate is involved in a number of biological reactions, including the production of energy, the catabolism of fatty acids and amino acids, the synthesis of fatty acids, phospholipids, sphingolipids, cholesterol and steroid hormones, and the synthesis of heme and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This acid enables the body to create usable energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The symptoms of pantothenic acid deficiency include loss of hair, diarrhea, and gastric upsets. Deficiency has also been associated with abnormal graying, particularly in black-coated 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.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) plays an essential role in maintaining red blood cells and producing antibodies and nerve tissue.
Folic acid is needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.
Calcium iodate provides the iodine necessary for proper thyroid function.
Cobalt Proteinate and Carbonate:
Cobalt is an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule.