Ingredients Library

Alfalfa

One of the best sources of chlorophyll, alfalfa is a natural breath freshener, rich in vitamins and minerals and a source of dietary fibre.

Algae Extract

 A fish free source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Apples

 Apples are a low glycemic index food which help keep energy levels balanced, optimize the burning of fat and help control appetite.

Barley

A carbohydrate source of energy and fibre

Beet

This fibre source contains a desirable content of soluble fibres, therefore providing good stool characteristics and optimal digestion.

Beta-Carotene

A precursor for Vitamin A in some species, beta-carotene is responsible for the deep orange colour of some fruits and vegetables, such as carrots. Beta-carotene is also a powerful anti-oxidant that helps with the prevention of cell damage caused by free radicals. It also helps boost the immune system and helps fight the typical signs of aging in pets, such as increased susceptibility to diseases and infections.

Blackberries

 Berries are grown in British Columbia and are powerful, natural anti-oxidants. Berries are important to boost the immune system and have beneficial impacts on heart and skin health.

Blueberries

 Berries are grown in British Columbia and are powerful, natural anti-oxidants. Berries are important to boost the immune system and have beneficial impacts on heart and skin health.

Broccoli

Rich in fibre, Vitamin C and calcium, broccoli helps contribute to overall good health

Brown Rice

A highly digestible source of energy that provides great taste. Gentle on the digestive system and ideal for animals with sensitive stomachs.

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is an excellent source of fibre, Vitamin C and potassium, helping to regulate appetite

Calcium Carbonate

A source of calcium, an important mineral primarily associated with bone and teeth formation, muscle contraction, normal nerve function, and the movement of nutrients into the cells.

Carrots

Carrots are rich in anti-oxidants and contain beta-carotene

Celery Seeds

Celery Seeds are an effective diuretic used to maintain healthy fluid levels.

Cellulose

Found in most plants sources, cellulose shows powerful water holding capacity, contributing to stool bulkiness and helping with a healthy passage of the food through the gut. This natural fibre helps to effectively move hair through the digestive tract, reducing the incidence of hairballs in cats.

Chamomile

Rich in flavonoids, chamomile can be used to calm anxiety, indigestion, motion sickness and other digestive problems. Some research indicates that chamomile is also effective in reducing gas formation (bloating).

Chicken

A great protein source that adds delicious taste, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, contributing to a balanced and complete nutrition. Originated from CFIA-inspected facilities, this high quality ingredient encourages muscle development and vitality.

Chicken Fat

A high quality source of fatty acids and energy that is also high in linoleic acid, which is a source of Omega 6 Fatty acids.

Chicken Meal

Made by cooking fresh chicken, excluding the feathers, heads, feet and entrails. The cooking process removes the water from the meat, and concentrates the protein. This nutrient dense product is an excellent source of highly digestible and high quality protein, with a balanced amino acid profile. It has a great taste that pets love with all the nutritional benefits to encourage muscle development and vitality.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas are an excellent protein source and high in insoluble and soluble fibres. Chickpeas are low on the glycemic index scale, being a good grain-free alternative. Chickpeas are high in minerals and vitamins, such as folate, which has been associated with cardiovascular health.

Chicory Root

A source of inulin (fructo-oligosaccharide or FOS), a prebiotic fibre that stimulates gut activity and promotes healthy digestion by encouraging growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Choline

Choline is usually supplemented in the form of choline chloride. Choline is a component of cell membranes and is needed for nerve functions in the body. Choline can be produced by most species, but not in enough amounts to ensure the animal needs.

Cranberries

A natural urine acidifier which helps reduce the occurrence of bacterial infections by preventing bacteria from adhering to the bladder walls, washing the bacteria out during urination.

D-Calcium Pantothenate

A constituent of coenzyme-A, pantothenic acid is vital for the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and lipids. It is involved in almost every pathway of energy metabolism. Also essential for the proper function of enzymes involved in synthesis of fatty acids (crucial for skin health).

Deboned Lamb

A high quality protein source that provides essential amino acids for muscle build-up. Highly digestible, also a great source of essential fatty Acids, vitamins and minerals essential for muscle development, coat condition and energy. Great taste that pets love and gentle on the digestive system.

Deboned Salmon

A Canadian source of salmon meal and salmon oil, rich in Omega Fatty Acids, including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), important for brain and eye development in young animals. Salmon and salmon oil also provides great taste, helps boost the immune system and contributes to a healthy skin and a shiny coat.

DL-Calcium Phosphate

A source of calcium and phosphorus. Phosphorus is an important mineral associated with bone and teeth formation, energy metabolism, cell membrane structure and is involved in several enzymatic systems. Calcium is crucial for bone and teeth formation, muscle contraction, normal nerve function, and the movement of nutrients into the cells.

DL-Methionine

An essential amino acid that is important for healthy skin and coat, eye and heart health.

Dried Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey Protein Concentrate is the product obtained by removal or separation of water, lactose and/or minerals from whey by ultra-filtration, dehydration or other process. Whey is an abundant source of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) which stimulate protein synthesis and it is easily absorbed, making it a good protein source. 

Flaxseed

A rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3 fatty-acids), which stimulates the immune system and contributes for a healthy skin and shiny coat. Flax also contains essential vitamins and minerals.

Fresh Duck

Duck is a great source of protein and provides Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids.

Fresh Trout

Trout is an excellent source of protein, B vitamins and essential minerals.

Fresh Turkey

Turkey has more protein per gram and is lower in fat than chicken and contains selenium which helps with immune system health.

Ginger

Ginger contains properties that aid in digestion and blood filtering

Glucosamine

A building block for joint tissue, supplementation of glucosamine helps prevent joint problems and contributes to healthy cartilage tissue development by encouraging synthesis of new cartilage. Glucosamine is originated from chitin, a compound found in high concentrations in shells of marine crustaceans.

Green Lipped Mussel

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel is a natural source of Chondroitin. It also contains a unique blend of essential Fatty Acids. Green Lipped Mussel helps promote healthy joints and cartilage, improving mobility and joint health.

Green Peas

Green peas are a low glycemic index food which help keep energy levels balanced, optimize the burning of fat and help control appetite.

Green Tea Leaves

A powerful anti-oxidant that supports the immune system and helps with oral health by suppressing bacterial growth and providing a fresh breath.

Kale

Kale contains one of the highest levels of anti-oxidants of all vegetables and is a good source of vitamin C, iron and calcium, among other nutrients. Kale is also a powerful super-food of increasing popularity due to its high nutritional value.

Kelp

Kelp is a natural source of iodine and is very rich in many trace minerals. 

L-CARNITINE

A naturally occurring compound involved in fatty acid metabolism that helps promote lean body tissue, especially during periods of weight reduction.

Lamb Meal

A high quality protein source that provides essential amino acids for muscle build-up. Highly digestible, also a great source of essential fatty Acids, vitamins and minerals essential for muscle development, coat condition and energy. Great taste that pets love and gentle on the digestive system.

Lentils

Lentils are a nutrient rich, low glycemic food that have little impact on blood glucose levels.

Menhaden Fish meal

A nutrient rich, high protein source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Natural Chicken Flavours

Chicken that is used as a flavour enhancer.

Oatmeal

A high quality carbohydrate source of energy that is rich in B vitamins.

Pea Hulls

A source of fibre that helps with gut function and the reduction of hairball formation

Pea Protein

A concentrated protein source

Peppermint

Peppermint helps calm the stomach and improves the digestive process. Peppermint is also used as a breath freshener and flavour enhancer, which is originated from volatile oils, particularly menthol.

Pomegranate

A Superfood rich in anti-oxidants, and provides a natural source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

Potassium Carbonate

A mineral source of potassium which helps maintain the acid-base balance

Psyllium Fibre

A soluble fibre with the ability to form a gel, bulking-up the stool and lubricating the bowel, which helps promote digestive tract health. Psyllium fibre gets partially fermented in the gut, positively impacting digestibility and nutrient production by the beneficial microflora in the gut. Psyllium is also effectively used in weight control diets for obese animals.

Pumpkin

High in fibre, helps aid in digestion

Quinoa

An increasingly popular food, quinoa is NOT a grain! Quinoa seeds are a gluten-free, high in protein, rich in nutrients and have a low glycemic index. Often called a super-food, quinoa is a highly digestible source of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin E, folic acid and beta-carotene. Quinoa and is also a superior protein source due to its optimal amino acid content and complete amino acid profile.

Raspberries

Berries are grown in British Columbia and are powerful, natural anti-oxidants. Berries are important to boost the immune system and have beneficial impacts on heart and skin health.

Rice

A highly digestible source of energy that provides great taste. Gentle on the digestive system and ideal for animals with sensitive stomachs.

Rosemary

Powerful anti-oxidant with beneficial impact on digestion. Rosemary is one of nature's most powerful anti-oxidants used in stability of various naturally preserved ingredients and pet foods. Some researchers also discuss rosemary's role in the prevention of bloating.

Salmon Meal

Canadian Salmon meal provides highly digestable, high quality proteins that are cooked and ground to a fine consistency, with a balanced amino acid profile.

Salmon Oil

 A Canadian source of salmon oil, rich in Omega Fattcy Acids, including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), important for brain and eye development in young animals. Salmon oil also helps boost the immune system and contributes to a healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Sea Salt

Also known as sodium chloride, salt is one of the main sources of sodium, which is crucial for proper balance of fluids in the body. Salt is added to pet foods to ensure proper supplementation of sodium and chloride, two essential nutrients, and its inclusion levels follow AAFCO guidelines.

SODIUM SELENITE

A source of sodium and selenium. Selenium works with Vitamin E as an integral part of the body's anti-oxidant system. Selenium is also essential for enzymatic activity. Sodium, along with potassium, maintains proper fluid balance and regulates proper heart and nerve function and blood pressure.

Spinach

A rich source of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. Spinach is a good source of Natural Vitamin K, important for blood coagulation properties.

STPP

Also known as sodium tripolyphosphate, STPP sequesters calcium molecules, preventing them from depositing on the teeth, therefore helping reduce the incidence of plaque and tartar formation.

Taurine

Important amino acid, especially for cats, essential for proper eye and cardiac development and maintenance.

Turmeric

A herb that aids with digestion by stimulating the flow of bile.

Vitamin A

This fat-soluble vitamin occurs in the form of Retinol (from animal sources) and vitamin A precursors called carotenoids (from plant sources). Vitamin A is essential for vision, normal growth and tissue differentiation. Its beta-carotene form is also an important anti-oxidant to protect the cells from oxidative damage.

Vitamin B1

Also known as Vitamin B1, thiamine is involved in protein and carbohydrate metabolism through its coenzyme function by activating different enzymes. Thiamine is crucial for the breakdown of glucose for energy production.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 refers to a group of cobalt-containing molecules called cobalamins. Vitamin B12 is needed for normal DNA synthesis, nerve function and protein metabolism. B12 is also needed for red blood cell production and is important in the prevention of anemia.

Vitamin B2

Also known as Vitamin B2, Riboflavin is required for carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Also involved in cellular use of oxygen and proper growth. Riboflavin also presents some anti-oxidant function and is essential for proper metabolism of folic acid.

Vitamin B6

Also known as Vitamin B6, pyridoxine is a coenzyme that plays important role in protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. It is involved in the metabolism of amino acids, breakdown of glycogen and production of neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 is also involved in the prevention of Oxalate crystal formation in cats.

Vitamin B7

A water-soluble member of the B-vitamin complex, Biotin is part of several enzyme systems and is needed for growth and various body functions. Essential for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, biotin is involved in fatty acid synthesis, energy metabolism and synthesis of amino acids and glucose. Biotin is also a major contributor to the health of the skin and hair.

Vitamin B9

A member of the B-vitamin complex. Folic Acid is involved in the synthesis of molecules that comprise DNA, being needed for amino acid metabolism and red blood cells synthesis. Essential for proper growth, optimal functioning of the nervous system and bone marrow.

Vitamin C

Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C presents anti-oxidant capabilities to protect the cells from oxidation. Required for the production of collagen, health of teeth and gums. Vitamin C is also crucial for the regeneration of vitamin E and aids iron absorption.

Vitamin D

A fat-soluble vitamin, essential for maintaining mineral balance in the body. It is required for proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestines, their mobilization from bone and their reabsorption by the kidneys, Vitamin D helps promote normal growth and healthy teeth and bones.

Vitamin E

Available in two different families, tocopherols and tocotrienols, Alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active of these naturally occurring Vitamin E sources. An important antioxidant, Vitamin E protects fat molecules and fat-soluble vitamins from oxidation. Vitamin E is also involved in membrane protection and it works synergistically with other anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Vitamins & Minerals

Many ingredients are rich in vitamins and minerals and purified forms are usually offered in the diet so that your pet's daily needs can be met. All Nutram diets are formulated to be 100% complete and balanced, so extra supplementation is not necessary.

Whole Eggs

An excellent source of high quality protein and essential fatty acids that adds a delicious taste. Eggs provide a balanced and complete amino acid profile, which encourages growth and muscle development.

Yucca Schidigera

Yucca schidigera helps reduce the incidence of litter box odours due to its naturally occurring saponins, which suppresses ammonia formation in stools and urine, reducing the production of unpleasant smells.

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