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Ingredients

Protein

Proteins are comprised of approximately 20 different amino acids which are often called the 'building blocks' of the tissues. The dog can create 12 from other nutrients in the food, but the remaining (which are known as essential amino acids) must be present in the food. Highly digestible meats, like our freshly prepared chicken and dried chicken provide these essential nutrients.

Vitamins

Chicken has an excellent complement of B-complex vitamins (most commonly Vitamin B6 and Niacin) which makes it helpful in the metabolism of food and also the production of energy in the body. Vitamin E is also found in Chicken and is an important antioxidant which helps to remove free radicals from the body.

Phosphorous

Our dried British Chicken contains optimum levels of calcium and phosphorus in order to supply the correct ratio needed to support bone health and development. Calcium in the bone provides structure to the skeleton and helps to contribute to the maintenance of optimum blood calcium levels. The calcium in the bones are constantly being mobilised and deposited as bone growth and maintenance takes place. Phosphorus is found alongside calcium in bones which also helps to give skeletal structure. It is important that your dog gets a daily supply of calcium and phosphorus in the diet in order to fulfil their requirements - Canagan's Dried British Chicken provides a great natural source of calcium and phosphorus.

Selenium

Chicken is also a very good source of the trace mineral, selenium. This important trace element is essential for many different reasons; it plays an important part in skin health and development, promoting the immune system and also maintaining the health of the thyroid gland.

Selenium is also known to have some antioxidant properties, much the same as Vitamin E. Selenium has also been shown to help increase the effectiveness of Vitamin E in the body.

These amino acids are then used as building blocks for a whole host of processes from the healthy growth and repair of tissues (e.g. muscle definition and coat health) to functioning as enzymes, hormones and antibodies. A constant supply of highly digestible animal proteins in the food is needed for everyday and long-term health.

Proteins

Proteins are comprised of approximately 20 different amino acids which are often called the 'building blocks' of the tissues. The dog can create 12 from other nutrients in the food, but the remaining (which are known as essential amino acids) must be present in the food. Highly digestible protein sources, like our freshly prepared and dried fish provide these essential nutrients. These amino acids are then used as building blocks for a whole host of processes from the healthy growth and repair of tissues (e.g. muscle definition and coat health) to functioning as enzymes, hormones and antibodies. A constant supply of highly digestible animal proteins in the food is needed for everyday and long-term health.

Selenium

Fish is a very good source of the trace mineral, selenium. This important trace element is essential for many different reasons; it plays an important part in skin health and development, promoting the immune system and also maintaining the health of the thyroid gland.

Selenium is also known to have some antioxidant properties, much the same as Vitamin E. Selenium has also been shown to help increase the effectiveness of Vitamin E in the body.

Omega 3

Omega 3 fatty acids have also been shown to work in conjunction with Omega 6 to help promote lustrious skin and coats.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is found in plentiful amounts within fish. This vitamin plays a big part in maintaing the metabolism of calcium and phosphours within the skeleten and blood.

Proteins

Proteins are comprised of approximately 20 different amino acids which are often called the 'building blocks' of the tissues. The dog can create 12 from other nutrients in the food, but the remaining (which are known as essential amino acids) must be present in the food. Highly digestible protein sources, like our Duck, Venison and Rabbit provide these essential nutrients.

These amino acids are then used as building blocks for a whole host of processes from the healthy growth and repair of tissues (e.g. muscle definition and coat health) to functioning as enzymes, hormones and antibodies. A constant supply of highly digestible animal proteins in the food is needed for everyday and long-term health.

Calcium & Phosphorous

Dried duck, venison and rabbit contains optimum levels of calcium and phosphorus in order to supply the correct ratio needed to support bone health and development. Calcium in the bone provides structure to the skeleton and helps to contribute to the maintenance of optimum blood calcium levels. The calcium in the bones are constantly being mobilised and deposited as bone growth and maintenance takes place. Phosphorus is found alongside calcium in bones which also helps to give skeletal structure. It is important that your dog gets a daily supply of calcium and phosphorus in the diet in order to fulfil a dogs requirements - Canagan's Country Game provides a great natural source of calcium and phosphorus.

B-Vitamins

Game meats are rich in a number of B Vitamins, such as, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin & B12, to name a few. These are essential in the release of energy from food and also help to contribute to the health of the blood and nervous system.

Omega 3 & 6

Duck is an excellent source of omega 3 and 6 which, along with the other freshly prepared meats, dried meats and turkey fat, provides a well balanced ratio which may help to promote skin and coat health and shine. A balanced ratio of Omega 3 & 6 has also been shown to help maintain joint health, which is great for those with active dogs!

Iron

Iron is needed (along with copper) to form hemogloblin, the molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Red meats contribute a good amount of natural iron to ensure that your dog gets all that is needed.

Glycemic Index

The glycemic index is the measurement of glucose level increase from carbohydrate consumption. High glycemic index foods are digested quickly which result in high fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Low glycemic index foods are slowly digested and absorbed which results in a gradual increase in blood sugar levels and insulin levels, benefitting health.

Freshly Prepared Deboned Chicken / Dried Chicken

Freshly Prepared Deboned Chicken / Dried Chicken

Canagan uses the highest quality available Free Run Chicken which provides a delicious meat source for all types of dogs. We use a blend of freshly prepared deboned chicken which has been ground into a mince and gently steam cooked to ensure optimum digestibility along with dried chicken which is a concentrated, nutrient rich protein source.

Chicken is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and phosphorous and selenium which is good for the immune system.

Chicken fat is highly palatable. Contains essential fatty acids that may help to maintain a healthy skin & coat.

Chicken gravy is added as natural flavouring made primarily from organ meat (hydrolysed).

Scottish Salmon, Herring & Trout

Scottish Salmon, Herring & Trout

We use the very best Scottish Salmon when preparing the Canagan recipes, carefully blended with our freshly prepared trout sourced from the River Avon. Dried Herring and White Fish are also used within this recipe to add variety.

We use a blend of freshly prepared deboned salmon and trout which has been ground into a mince and gently steam cooked to ensure optimum digestibility, along with dried herring, salmon and white fish which are concentrated, nutrient rich protein sources. Fish is a good source of selenium, omega 3 and Vitamin D.

Duck, Venison & Rabbit

Our freshly prepared duck and venison has been ground into a mince and gently steam cooked to ensure optimum digestibility. Along with dried duck, venison and rabbit which is a concentrated, nutrient rich protein source. The careful mix of country game makes for an extremely palatable alternative protein source dog food for those dogs which may have sensitivities to more commonly used meats. Providing optimum levels of calcium and phosphorous, as well as a source of B-vitamins, omega 3 & 6 and iron.

Braised Beef

A delicious source of high quality protein, as well as a natural source of riboflavin, niacin and zinc.

Braised Lamb

A delicious source of high quality protein, which is naturally high in zinc, vitamin B12 and iron.

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel

Green lipped mussel contains nutrients which help assist with the maintenance of joint health and mobility. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits.

Turkey Fat

Turkey fat is highly palatable and provides a good source of linoleic acid (omega 6 - an essential fatty acid) required for healthy skin and coat.

Dried Egg

Dried Egg

Dried egg is a high quality protein source. Eggs have the highest digestibility of all protein sources and are packed with a range of vitamins and minerals.

Salmon Oil

Scottish Salmon, Herring & Trout

Salmon oil is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids specifically EPA and DHA which have been linked with improved cognitive development (brain function), improved visual development and decreased inflammatory response. Salmon oil is more readily processed by the digestive system than other omega-3 sources such as flaxseed.

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is a highly digestible, novel carbohydrate source, which is a great alternative to cereals and grains. By moving away from the traditional use of grains and cereals, Canagan is able to offer a dog food that provides your dog with a biologically appropriate alternative.

Sweet potato is a slow release carbohydrate that is absorbed gradually to keep the blood sugar constant and help to curb hunger. This amazing root vegetable has a low Glycemic Index (low GI), which means it releases energy slowly and satisfies their hunger for longer which makes it ideal for the active dog.

Antioxidants are found in abundance within sweet potatoes which help to mop up free radicals produced within the body. These antioxidants help to maintain your dog’s health and vitality.

Why doesn't everyone use Sweet Potato?
Sweet potato is significantly more expensive than less digestible carbohydrate sources such as corn, barley and wheat.

Peas / Pea Protein

Peas / Pea Protein

Peas are rich in vitamins and minerals, a good source of vitamin K, folic acid and vitamin B6.

Carrot

Carrot

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A & C and a natural source of beta carotene (which acts as an antioxidant).

Apple

Apple

Apples are a good source of vitamin A and C and contain the soluble fibre, pectin.

Spinach

Spinach

Spinach provides a rich source of iron.

Seaweed

Seaweed

Seaweed is one of the most nutritious sea vegetables available, it is rich in minerals and trace elements and can have a postive impact on your dogs health and wellbeing. In particular, seaweed is a natural source of iodine, which supports the thyroid glands which help to maintain an control metabolism.

The omega 3 available from Seaweed helps to soothe skin irritations and promotes healthy skin and coats.

Potato / Potato Protein

Potato / Potato Protein

A high quality digestible hypoallergenic protein source with a high omega 3 content. Potatoes are a great provider of vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

Fructooligosaccharides

Fructooligosaccharides is a natural complex sugar, believed to selectively stimulate growth and/or activity of the beneficial bacteria in the gut, thereby improving gut health.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine Sulphate is added to assist the maintenance and regeneration of healthy cartilage in joints. Glucosamine is the building block for the production of new joint cartilage and is shown to help conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia.

Chondroitin

Chondroitin Sulphate is added to help neutralise naturally occurring destructive enzymes in joints and improve the quality of fluid in the joint (synovial fluid). These enzymes increase significantly when joints are damaged or worn but can be reduced using chondroitin sulphate and when used with glucosamine can help re-build damaged cartilage.

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is a micronutrient that promotes heart and brain health. It is known to support circulation and immune deficiencies as well as help maintain strong teeth and healthy gums.

Botanicals

Cranberry

Cranberry

Cranberries have many healthy benefits for dogs. Cranberries have been through to reduce the pH of the urine which helps to promote a healthy urinary tract. They are also rich in antioxidants which help to fight free radicals in the body.

Psyllium

Psyllium

Psyllium is a source of soluble fibre which absorbs excess water while stimulating normal bowel elimination. May help to promote regularity in bowel movements.

Camomile

Camomile

Otherwise known as the 'calming herb', it is thought to have beneficial properties for dogs that are prone to stress and anxiety, along with soothing troublesome skin.

Peppermint

Peppermint

Peppermint is used as a natural flavour and is known to promote a healthy digestive system.

Marigold

Marigold

Marigold is a herbaceous plant that promotes anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, stimulating production of white cells and strengthening your dog's immune system.

Aniseed

Aniseed

Aniseed is used for flavouring and has a strong aromatic quality.

Fenugreek

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a herb known for aiding digestive health.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa is a flowering plant in the pea family and is a good source of digestible fibre.