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Ingredient Benefits

A complete and balanced meal for a Dog is 70% muscle protein 10% Organ Meat and 20% Total Carbohydrates

A complete and balanced meal for a Cat is 90% protein 10% Organ Meat

PROTEIN:

Muscle protein and organ meats are considered beneficial for dogs and cats primarily because these foods closely mimic the natural diet of their wild ancestors. Dogs and cats are carnivores, which means their digestive systems are adapted to thrive on animal-based diets. 

Nutrient Profile: Protein is essential for the growth, maintenance, and repair of body tissues. Organ meats are particularly nutrient-dense, containing higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals compared to muscle meats. For example, liver is rich in vitamin A, iron, zinc, and B vitamins.
 

Amino Acids: Protein sources contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of the body. Dogs and cats require specific amino acids that are abundant in animal-based proteins to support various bodily functions, including immune system health, muscle development, and enzyme production.
 

Taurine: Cats, in particular, require taurine, an amino acid that is primarily found in animal tissues. Taurine deficiency in cats can lead to serious health issues, including heart problems and blindness. Organ meats are excellent sources of taurine.
 

Fatty Acids: Animal-based diets, especially those that include fish, provide essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6, which support skin health, coat quality, and overall well-being.
 

Palatability: Dogs and cats are more likely to enjoy and eat animal-based diets because they are naturally adapted to consume them. The taste and smell of protein and organ meats often appeal to their carnivorous instincts.
 

Bioavailability: Animal-based protein sources generally have higher bioavailability than plant-based sources. This means that the nutrients present in these foods are more easily absorbed and utilized by a dog's or cat's body

SARDINES:

Sardines are considered a healthy addition to the diets of both dogs and cats due to their nutrient-rich profile. Here are some of the health benefits of feeding sardines to your pets:

Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Sardines are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and support various aspects of health, including skin and coat health, joint function, and cognitive development.


Heart Health: The omega-3 fatty acids in sardines can help improve cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of heart disease, regulating blood pressure, and supporting proper heart function.


Joint Health: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for dogs and cats with joint issues, such as arthritis. They may help reduce joint pain and improve mobility.
 

Brain and Eye Development: DHA, a specific type of omega-3 fatty acid, is crucial for brain and eye development, especially in young animals. Including sardines in the diet can contribute to healthy brain and vision development.
 

Immune System Support: Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to immune system support, helping to modulate immune responses and potentially reducing the risk of certain immune-related diseases.
 

Protein and Nutrient Boost: Sardines are a good source of high-quality animal-based protein, which is essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall health. They also contain various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, selenium, and calcium.
 

Dental Health: The act of chewing on sardines can help promote dental health by naturally cleaning teeth and preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar.
 

Weight Management: Sardines are a nutrient-dense food that can help satisfy pets' appetites with fewer calories than some commercial pet treats. This can be particularly useful for weight management.

EGGS:

Eggs are a highly nutritious food that can provide several benefits when added to a dog's diet. Here are some of the benefits of feeding eggs to dogs:

High-Quality Protein: Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein, which is essential for muscle growth, tissue repair, and overall health. Protein also provides energy and helps maintain a dog's coat and skin.


Amino Acids: Eggs contain a complete amino acid profile, supplying the essential amino acids that dogs need for various bodily functions, including the production of enzymes, hormones, and immune system components.
 

Vitamins and Minerals: Eggs are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and folate. These nutrients contribute to a dog's overall health, immune system function, and energy metabolism.
Healthy Fats: Eggs provide healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, which support skin and coat health, as well as cognitive function.

 

Choline: Eggs are an excellent source of choline, a nutrient important for brain health and function. Choline is also involved in maintaining cell membranes and nerve signaling.


Biotin: Biotin, a B-vitamin present in eggs, helps promote healthy skin and coat and supports metabolic processes.

Veg & Fruit

Spinach: A source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and antioxidants. These nutrients can contribute to overall immune system health, vision, and cell protection.

Broccoli: Contains vitamins C and K, fiber, and antioxidants. It can aid in digestion, support immune health, and provide important nutrients for joint and bone health.

Sweet Potato: Rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and beta-carotene. They can support digestion, provide energy, and contribute to healthy skin and coat.

(Below is in DOG ONLY- Chauncey's Chicken and Boardwalk Beef )

Carrots: High in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. They promote good vision, skin health, and immune system function.

Peas: Offer a good amount of dietary fiber, protein, and vitamins such as A, C, and K. They can aid digestion and provide energy.

Green Beans: Low in calories and a good source of vitamins K and C, as well as fiber. 

Apples: Contain fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. They can support dental health by helping to clean teeth, as well as contribute to overall immune system function

Pumpkin: ** Tiki's Turkey DOG -ONLY- Contains essential nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium and other minerals. These nutrients contribute to overall health, immune system function, and skin health. The gentle fiber in pumpkin can be soothing for dogs with sensitive stomachs, and is used as part of a bland diet for dogs experiencing sensitive stomaches.

Grains: (ONLY IN DOG)

Quinoa Is a complete protein source, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids that dogs need for various bodily functions, including muscle growth, repair, and immune system support. Rich in dietary fiber, which can promote healthy digestion, regulate bowel movements, and support gut health. Quinoa contains  B vitamins (including folate) and minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. These nutrients contribute to overall health, energy metabolism, and immune function. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for dogs with gluten sensitivities or allergies.

Brown rice: ** Tiki's Turkey ONLY- Contains essential nutrients such as vitamins B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), and B6, as well as minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. These nutrients contribute to overall health, energy metabolism, and immune system function. Brown rice contains dietary fiber, which can promote healthy digestion and regulate bowel movements.

Suppliments:

Seaweed Calcium Powder:  Calcium is a major component of bones and teeth. It helps support the growth and maintenance of strong, healthy bones, which is particularly important for growing puppies and dogs of all ages.  Calcium is involved in muscle contraction and nerve signaling. Adequate calcium levels are necessary for proper muscle function, including heart muscle.

Taurine: (CAT FOOD ONLY) - Taurine plays a vital role in maintaining the health of a cat's heart. It helps regulate heart contractions and prevents the development of certain heart diseases, including dilated cardiomyopathy. Taurine is essential for normal retinal function. A deficiency in taurine can lead to retinal degeneration and potentially result in blindness.​ Taurine supports a cat's immune system, helping to protect against infections and diseases and aids in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Taurine is important for muscle function and the maintenance of muscle tone and contributes to the health of a cat's skin and coat, promoting a glossy and healthy appearance.

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