Ingredients

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.

Apples

Apples are a rich source of antioxidants and dietary fiber. They are also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as several B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B6, folic acid and potassium.

Bacillus Subtilis

Microbials like Bacillus Subtilus lessen gas and bloating and promote consistent growth, healthier coats, resistance to disease, and better overall health.

Barley and Pearled Barley

Barley is a highly-digestible, natural whole grain, which 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 functions primarily as a source of carbohydrates, a dog's main energy source, it is also an important source of fat, essential fatty acids, and trace minerals.

Bifidobacterium thermophilum

Bifidobacterium thermophilum is a probiotic strain, which is a beneficial bacteria that aids in digestion and contributes to gut health.

Bifidobacterium longum

Bifidobacterium longum is a probiotic strain, which is a beneficial bacteria that aids in digestion and contributes to gut health.

Beet Pulp

Beet pulp contributes valuable fiber. The fiber adds bulk and slows digestion, allowing the animal to better absorb nutrients, which in turn stabilizes the blood sugar. This helps prevent hypoglycemia in very young puppies.

Biotin

Biotin promotes healthy skin and hair and is necessary for growth, digestion, and muscle function.

Blueberries

Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and therefore may help prevent cancer. Blueberries also contain fiber, potassium, and Vitamins A & C. The nutrients in blueberries aid in promoting proper urinary tract health and good eyesight.

Brewer's Yeast

Brewer's Yeast is rich in many nutrients, including B vitamins and antioxidants, and helps to keep your pet's skin healthy and her coat shiny and itch free.

Brown Rice

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 and trace minerals. It is a good source of fiber and has a fairly neutral pH, making it easy to digest and a good choice for sensitive stomachs.

Buffalo Meal

Our high quality Buffalo Meal is an easy to digest protein source recommended for dogs with allergies. Buffalo meat is relatively lean, low in cholesterol and high in protein content and has a high concentration of iron and essential fatty acids. It is also extremely flavorful, making it both a healthy and tasty choice for your pet.

Calcium Carbonate

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.

Calcium Iodate

Calcium Iodate is a good source of both Calcium and Iodine. Calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth and Iodine helps regulate growth and metabolic rate through proper thyroid production.

Calcium Pantothenate

Calcium Pantothenate is a source of Pantothenic Acid, or Vitamin B5, which is involved in a number of biological reactions that enable the body to create usable energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Canola Oil

Canola is an excellent substitute for chicken fat in a dog's diet and a great source of essential fatty acids.

Carrots

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.

Celery

Celery is a healthy vegetable which can also serve as a good source of fiber for dogs.

Chicken & Chicken Meal

Chicken is highly digestible and is an excellent source of amino acids and high-quality protein which help to maintain muscle mass and strength. It is also very palatable to dogs. It delivers wholesome calcium and phosphorus in the proper ratios, as well as the other essential macro and trace minerals.

Chicken Fat

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.

Chicken Liver

Chicken liver is high in protein, beneficial fats and vitamin A, which plays an important role in supporting eye health.

Chickpeas

Legumes, such as chickpeas, lentils, and peas 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. When included in a diet rich with high-quality protein, cooked at low temperatures, and supplemented with Methionine as in all Grandma Mae's foods, legumes are very beneficial for your dogs health.

Choline Chloride

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.

Chondroitin

Including Chondroitin in your dog’s diet reduces likelihood of joint issues and increases joint comfort and support, which is especially good for large breeds and seniors. Chondroitin works even more effectively when paired with Glucosamine.

Cobalt Proteinate

Cobalt Protetinate is a source of Cobalt, an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule. It helps support heart health and promote good circulation.

Cobalt Sulfate

Cobalt Protetinate is a source of Cobalt, an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule. It helps support heart health and promote good circulation.

Copper Proteniate

A source of copper, which is an essential trace mineral for animals. It plays a role in the metabolism of Iron and the production of healthy connective tissue.

Copper Sulfate

A source of copper, which is an essential trace mineral for animals. It plays a role in the metabolism of Iron and the production of healthy connective tissue.

Cranberries

Cranberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract, reducing the rate of urinary tract infections.

Dicalcium Phosphate

Dicalcium phosphate is a good source of the calcium and phosphorus necessary for healthy bones and teeth.

DL-Methionine

DL-Methionine is a supplemental form of Methionine, the key building block of Taurine, an amino acid which is essential for heart health. Dogs naturally break down Methionine to make all the taurine they need to keep their hearts healthy. Methionine is also incredibly important for urinary tract health, especially in cats. It raises the acidity of the urine, which helps break down urine crystals and in turn reduces inflammation of the urinary tract. It also regulates the formation of ammonia and can aid in creating ammonia-free urine.

Dried Kelp

Kelp is 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, as well as 21 amino acids and simple and complex carbohydrates, which promote glandular health, especially in the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands.

Duck Meal

Duck meal is one of the easiest protein sources for dogs to digest, making it a great choice for pets with sensitivities. It is excellent for heart health, has good levels of high-quality protein and is a natural, nutritional source of many vitamins and minerals.

Eggs

As a whole food, 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.

Enterococcus Faecium

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.

Fava Beans

Legumes, such as fava beans, lentils and chickpeas, 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. When included in a diet rich with high-quality protein, cooked at low temperatures, and supplemented with Methionine as in all Grandma Mae's foods, legumes are very beneficial for your dogs health.

Ferrous Sulfate

Ferrous Sulfate is a source of Iron, which is necessary for the creation of healthy red blood cells.

Fish Oil

Fish oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat and is a good source of marine Omega-3 fatty acids.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which produce a soft, luxuriant coat.

Folic Acid

Folic acid is a B Vitamin needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.

Glucosamine

Including Glucosamine in your dog’s diet reduces likelihood of joint issues and increases joint comfort and support, which is especially good for large breeds and seniors. Glucosamine works even more effectively when paired with Chondroitin.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract contains beneficial antioxidants, which help control free radicals in the body, and can help boost immunity.

Herring Oil

Herring oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat and is a good source of marine Omega-3 fatty acids.

Inulin

Inulin is a prebiotic fiber. It is low in calories and stimulates the growth and activity of probiotics, which are important for maintaining a healthy gut.

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotc-beneficial bacteria that produces organic acids (such as lactic and acetic) and digestive enzymes.

Lamb & lamb meal

Lamb is often recommended to pet owners by veterinarians, and is one of the best and most nutritious meat sources for dogs. Lamb is an optimal source of protein, infused with the essential amino acids dogs need to stay healthy and active. It also helps most dogs stabilize blood sugar levels and their body’s metabolic rate, and is helpful for an optimal sense of smell. The zinc lamb provides to dogs is of exceptionally good quality, a boon to your pet’s immune system.

Lecithin

Lecithin is a a source of choline, a nutrient essential to every cell in the body as it is a main component of cell membranes in both people and pets. It also acts as a natural preservative for our food. Preservatives are required to keep food fresh, so we choose only natural preservatives that also provide health benefits.

Lentils

Legumes, such as lentils, peas, and chickpeas, 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. When included in a diet rich with high-quality protein, cooked at low temperatures, and supplemented with Methionine as in all Grandma Mae's foods, legumes are very beneficial for your dogs health.

Lettuce

Lettuce is a nutritous leafy green which can also serve as a good source of fiber for dogs.

Manganese Sulfate

A source of, Manganese, an essential trace mineral for animals which contributes to the formation of cartilage and bones.

Menhaden Fish Meal

Menhaden Fish Meal is highly palatable and an excellent source of protein, fish oils, and Omega-3 fatty acids—all critical for a healthy skin and coat, normal reproduction, proper body function, and improved puppy growth rate. Menhaden is one of the richest sources of linoleic and linolenic acids and contains high levels of lysine, tryptophan, valine, methionine, and tyrosine, which aid growth, neuro-transmitter function, muscle metabolism, protein synthesis, and thyroid health, respectively. Additionally, Menhaden contains significantly larger amounts than most other natural ingredients of a number of vital amino acids.

Menhaden Fish Oil

Menhaden Fish Oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat and is a good source of marine Omega-3 fatty acids.

Millet

Millet is rich in B vitamins, iron and potassium. Low in calories yet rich in protein, millet is soothing and often recommended for dogs with colitis.

Miscanthus Grass

Miscanthus grass is an excellent source of fiber which may help improve stool regularity and digestion. Studies have also shown that the grass helps dogs retain a higher percentage of protein from their food than other common fiber sources. Increased protein retention is an important contributing factor for long-term heart health in dogs.

Monosodium Phosphate

Monosodium phosphate is a good source of the calcium and phosphorus necessary for healthy bones and teeth.

Niacin

Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex. It supports the metabolism and nervous system.

Oats

Oats are an unsurpassed source of the complex carbohydrates that give animals energy. They are a good source of fiber and have a fairly neutral pH, making them easy to digest and an excellent choice for sensitive stomachs.

Parsley

Parsley is an herb associated with reducing urinary tract inflammation, while aiding in digestion and improving kidney function.

Pea Flour

Pea Flour, which is milled from roasted peas, is rich in iron and calcium and also high in fiber. Its high fiber content is what makes our Indoor Cat Formula an excellent solution for hairball prevention.

Pea Protein

Pea protein is a concentrated protein extracted from field peas. It contains many essential amino acids and is a great source of iron and lysine. These help to support muscle growth and keep your pets immune system healthy. The majority of protein in Grandma Mae's Formulas always comes from fresh meat and/or high quality meat meals, but different types of protein contain different amino acid combinations so we include a small amount of pea protein in some of our formulas for your dog or cat's optimal health.

Peas

Legumes, such as peas, lentils, and chickpeas, 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. When included in a diet rich with high-quality protein, cooked at low temperatures, and supplemented with Methionine as in all Grandma Mae's foods, legumes are very beneficial for your dogs health.

Pork Meal

The high quality pork meal used in Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals makes an excellent protein choice for your dog. Pork is wholesome, nutritious, great for the digestive system and is an excellent source of vitamins such as Thiamine, Zinc, Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamins B6 and 12.

Potato Protein

Potato protein is very beneficial to your dog’s diet as it offers about 75% protein and contains very little starch. It helps to support strong muscles and promote a healthy immune system.

Potassium Chloride

Potassium chloride is a source of potassium, an essential mineral which aids digestion and healthy heart and muscle function.

Powdered Cellulose

Powdered Cellulose is a healthy form of fiber and is used in human foods such as organic cheese and bread. It helps to prevent the formation of hairballs in cats which is why we include it in our Weight Control/Hairball Recipe.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) plays an essential role in maintaining red blood cells and producing antibodies and nerve tissue.

Riboflavin

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.

Rice

Rice contains the B-1 vitamins that promote growth, aid digestion of carbohydrates, maintain nervous system, heart, and muscle health, and stabilize the appetite. It is also easy digest and has a fairly neutral pH, making it a good choice for sensitive stomachs.

Salmon & Salmon Meal

In addition to being an excellent source of protein, salmon is one of the best natural sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids, great for your dog's joints and mobility as well as for healthy skin and a healthy coat.

Salt

Salt provides sodium and chloride, which are essential nutrients.

Selenium Yeast

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.

Sodium Selenate

A source of Selenium, which is incorporated into many vital enzymes in the body. It works as an antioxidant that helps protect against free radical damage (damage from cancer causing agents).

Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and health-protecting phytochemicals which provide protection against free radicals (cancer causing agents).

Sweet Potatoes

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).

Tapioca

Tapioca, which is derived from the cassava plant, provides a healthy, non-GMO and gluten free source of energy for your dog. It is low in cholesterol and unhealthy fats and is a good source of iron and calcium.

Taurine

Cats, unlike dogs, require taurine to be added to their diets as they cannot synthesize it themselves. Taurine is essential for eye, heart, and reproductive health, and insufficient levels can lead to blindness and cardiac problems.

Thiamine Mononitrate

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) promotes growth, stimulates brain function, safeguards the muscles that protect the heart, maintains red blood count, promotes healthy skin, and improves circulation.

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace is a mixture of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds which provides an excellent source of soluble fiber, an essential part of your pets diet. This helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract and form firm, healthy stools. High quality tomato pomace, like the kind used in Grandma Mae's Country Naturals, is also a good source of A and B vitamins and antioxidants.

Turkey & Turkey Meal

Like chicken, turkey and turkey meal are great sources of lean, highly digestible protein that help dogs build muscle. Turkey is a great option for dogs with food sensitivities or allergies to chicken and other alternative proteins.

Vitamin A

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.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 promotes the formation of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy nerve and muscle systems.

Watercress

Watercress is a small leafy green rich in many vitamins and minerals, including Maganese, which is important for metabolic processes such as protein synthesis.

Whitefish Meal

Whitefish meal is an excellent high-quality protein source for dogs, and a great alternative for dogs with chicken allergies. Grandma Mae's whitefish is sourced from the cold Arctic waters of the North Atlantic, where cod and hake are caught together and processed onshore, eliminating the need for ethoxyquin, often used as a preservative in other pet foods. Additionally, fish is relatively low in saturated fat and empty calories making it a good choice for weight control.

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.

Zinc

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.