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Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Sun-cured) improves a pet's ability to absorb proteins and other nutrients.

Apples

Apples

Apples provide both soluble and insoluble fibre, Vitamin C and Beta–Carotene. A high percentage of the fibre that an apple provides is soluble, and the majority of that is a type called pectin.

Beet Pulp

Beet Pulp

Beet pulp (dried) is an excellent fibre source. This prebiotic fibre stimulates the growth of the favorable gut bacteria (probiotics).

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A & C, potassium, fibre and various caratenoids, which are valuable antioxidants.

Carrots

Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of fibre and minerals, and a good natural source of beta–carotene, an antioxidant.

Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are a cousin of the Blueberry and share antioxidant benefits.

Cranberry Powder

Cranberry Powder

Cranberry Powder is the dehydrated form of the cranberry plant and is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Dried or dehydrated fruits are nutrient dense and allow us to use more of those nutrients than whole fruits do, since they have significantly lower water content than whole/fresh fruits.

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is an amino sugar that occurs naturally in the joints of humans and animals. Additional levels of Glucosamine are added to support healthy hip & joint function for adult dogs and cats.

Kelp

Kelp

Kelp (dried) is a natural source of 60 sequestered nutrients, including Vitamins A & B, as well as many minerals that support healthy skin & coat and promote immune function. Its high fibre content helps to cleanse the digestive system. Our kelp is harvested from ocean waters.

Papaya

Papaya

Papaya is a fibre-rich tropical fruit that high in Vitamins A, C & E, Carotenoids, and other antioxidants, which all promote eye health, blood vessel integrity, and joint function. Papaya also contains the enzyme papain, which supports digestion of protein and works with papaya’s fibre to maintain a healthy intestine tract.

Peas

Peas

Peas are an excellent source of protein and fibre. They are a great representative of the "Green" vegetable group.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a superfood that provides natural antioxidants to support cellular health.

Potatoes

Potatoes

Potatoes They are good sources of important nutrients. Potatoes provide B vitamins, carbohydrates, zinc, vitamin C, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin and potassium.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a member of the squash family. This vegetable is a natural source of dietary fibre as well as Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene & Potassium. These nutrients support healthy immune function, and the fibre-rich vegetable is often recommended to tone and calm an upset stomach.

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace is the mixture of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds, and is an excellent source of soluble fibre. The Pomace contains concentrated Lycopene, considered one of today's premier antioxidants, the benefits of which are actually enhanced by the heat during the cooking process.

Alpha-Amylase

AlphaAmylase

Alpha-Amylase is a digestive enzyme that helps breakdown starch. This enzyme is sourced from Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger, and is included at guaranteed levels.

Botanicals

Botanicals

Botanicals are plants chosen for specific health and therapeutic benefits. Certain botanicals like Cinnamon, Fennel and Peppermint are widely known to support a calm and balanced digestive system.

Cellulase

Cellulase

Cellulase is a digestive enzyme that helps breakdown carbohydrates (cellulose) This enzyme is sourced from Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger, and is included at guaranteed levels.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a common spice that is also known as a digestive botanical, recognized to support a calm & balanced digestive tract.

Fennel

Fennel

Fennel is a botanical that is recognized to support a calm & balanced digestive tract. This herb is also high in Vitamins C & A and minerals Calcium and Iron.

Papaya

Papaya

Papaya is a fibre-rich tropical fruit that high in Vitamins A, C & E, Carotenoids, and other antioxidants, which all promote eye health, blood vessel integrity, and joint function. Papaya also contains the enzyme papain, which supports digestion of protein and works with papaya’s fibre to maintain a healthy intestine tract.

Peppermint

Peppermint

Peppermint is a botanical that is recognized to support a calm & balanced digestive tract. This herb is also high in Vitamins C & A and minerals Calcium and Magnesium.

Protease

Protease

Protease is a digestive enzyme that helps breakdown protein. This enzyme is sourced from Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger, and is included at guaranteed levels.

Rosemary Extract

Rosemary Extract

Rosemary Extract is a natural preservative.

Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca Schidigera Extract is a botanical that is grown in the desert and known to support digestive and urinary health.

PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics

PREBIOTICS are a heat resistant type of dietary fibre that stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria in the intestine, and increases immunity to harmful microorganisms. As a food source for the “good bacteria”, prebiotics can work symbiotically with probiotics to promote overall gut-health.

PROBIOTICS

Probiotics

PROBIOTICS are live, naturally occurring microorganisms (micro-flora) normally found in a healthy digestive tract. Active probiotics like lactic acid or bacillus microorganisms optimize digestion & absorption of vital nutrients. Probiotics are guaranteed to be live & active in all dry recipes.

Beet Pulp

Beet Pulp

Beet pulp (dried) is an excellent fibre source. This prebiotic fibre stimulates the growth of the favorable gut bacteria (probiotics).

Enterococcus Faecium

Enterococcus Faecium

See Live Micro-organism.

Inulin

Inulin

Inulin (also known as Chicory Root Extract) is a natural fibre and serves as a food source for the probiotics. Research shows it stimulates the growth of favorable bacteria (Direct Fed Microbials) such as Lactobacillus. Combined with our high protein diets, it also supports lower levels of gas.

Lactobacillus Casei

Lactobacillus

Lactobacillus Casei are a natural micro–flora (DFM or Probiotics) that may help the digestion process, thus providing more efficient utilization of food.

Live Microorganisms

Live Microorganisms

Live Microorganisms are natural micro–flora (DFM or Probiotics) that may help the digestion process, thus providing more efficient utilization of food.

Barley

Barley

Barley offers modest amounts of slowly digested starch and the soluble fibre ß-glucan.

Brewers Dried Yeast

Brewers Dried Yeast

Brewers Dried Yeast is the dried non–fermentative, non–extracted yeast. It must contain not less than 35% crude protein. Brewer's yeast is usually added to foods to enhance palatability.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and high in fibre. The Omega 3 fats in flaxseed have wide ranging health benefits, including cardiovascular, endocrine and immune system support, as well as supporting coat shine and assisting the movement of food through the digestive system.

Ground Brown & White Rice

Ground Brown & White Rice

Ground Brown & White Rice are highly digestible grains. Brown rice still contains the hull which is high in fibre and minerals such as magnesium while white rice has had the fibre removed. Using a combination of the two helps achieve overall nutritional balance, as the white rice balances the nutrient density of brown rice to avoid over–delivering or offering an unhealthy excess of certain nutrients. White rice is a great choice of grain for dogs and cats with sensitive stomachs.

Inulin

Inulin

Inulin (also known as Chicory Root Extract) is a natural fibre and serves as a food source for the probiotics. Research shows it stimulates the growth of favorable bacteria (DFM's/Direct Fed Microbials) such as Lactobacillus. Combined with our high protein diets, it also aids in the reduction of gas.

Oat Fibre

Oat Fibre

Oat Fibre is a purified form of fibre extracted from oat hulls. It is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fibre.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a quality fibre and highly digestible carbohydrate source.

Organic Quinoa

Organic Quinoa

Organic Quinoa, chosen for its hypoallergenic properties and high digestibility, is a high quality grain that is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins, and is an excellent energy source. Quinoa's high protein content is considered as good as that in milk.

Papaya

Papaya

Papaya is a fibre-rich tropical fruit that high in Vitamins A, C & E, Carotenoids, and other antioxidants, which all promote eye health, blood vessel integrity, and joint function. Papaya also contains the enzyme papain, which supports digestion of protein and works with papaya’s fibre to maintain a healthy intestine tract.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a member of the squash family. This vegetable is a natural source of dietary fibre as well as Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene & Potassium. These nutrients support healthy immune function, and the fibre-rich vegetable is often recommended to tone and calm an upset stomach.

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace is the mixture of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds, and is an excellent source of soluble fibre. The Pomace contains concentrated Lycopene, considered one of today's premier antioxidants, the benefits of which are actually enhanced by the heat during the cooking process.

Anchovy & Sardine Meal

Anchovy & Sardine

Anchovy & Sardine Mealcontains Anchovy fish and Sardine fish, with the water removed and is a concentrated, highly digestible protein source.

Beef

Beef

Beef is the clean flesh derived from cattle and is limited to that part of the striated muscle which is skeletal or that which is found in the tongue or heart, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of the skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels which normally accompany the flesh. An excellent source of high quality protein.

Chicken Liver

Chicken Liver

Chicken Liver is liver specifically from chicken. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and a rich source of Vitamins A, D and virtually all of the B vitamins.

Chicken Meal

Chicken Meal

Chicken Meal is the dry rendered product of chickens. As the chicken cooks, fat and water are released, creating a concentrated, highly–digestible protein and fat source. It is an excellent source of Omega 6 fatty acids, which naturally support healthy coat and skin.

Dried Egg Product

Dried Egg Product

Dried Egg Product is dried, whole, cooked eggs (minus shells). It is often added to pet foods to increase the protein biological value. Raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds to biotin (B Vitamin) to make it unavailable to the pet. Therefore, it is not recommended to feed pets raw eggs.

Duck

Duck

Duck is the clean combination of skin and flesh without bone derived from the parts or whole carcasses of ducks. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and fatty acids.

Duck Meal

Duck Meal

Duck Meal is the dry rendered product of duck. As the duck cooks, fat and water are released, creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein and fat source. It is an excellent source of Omega 6 fatty acids, which support a healthy skin & coat.

Lamb

Lamb

Lamb is the clean flesh derived from lambs and is limited to that part of the striated muscle which is skeletal or that which is found in the tongue, or heart, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of the skin, sinew, nerve, and blood vessels which normally accompany the flesh. Lamb is an excellent source of protein.

Lamb Meal

Lamb Meal

Lamb Meal offers a novel single source animal protein alternative with the water removed.

Meat Meal

Meat Meal

Meat Meal is a quality whole meat source of a meat, chicken or fish that has been cooked to remove the water, creating a highly concentrated and easily digestible protein source. Holistic Select® meat meals are made with the highest quality whole meats and protein specific (e.g., Anchovy & Sardine Meal), not to be confused with “by-product meals” or vague ingredient descriptions of a “meat meal” or “fish meal”.

Pork Meal

Pork Meal

Pork Meal is produced when pork is cooked down to release fat and water, creating a concentrated, highly digestible animal protein.

Salmon Meal

Salmon Meal

Salmon Meal is produced when Salmon is cooked down to release fat and water, creating a concentrated, highly digestible protein and fat source known as salmon meal. It is an excellent source of high quality protein, calcium, phosphorous and long chain Omega 3 fatty acids, which are critical for healthy skin, coat and proper body function as well as supporting the cognitive development of kittens and puppies.

Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is the clean combination of skin and flesh without the bone derived from whole turkeys. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and fatty acids.

Canola Oil

Canola Oil

Canola Oil is obtained by extracting the oil from canola seeds. It cannot contain more than 3% impurities. The oil provides the animal with calories needed for energy and the fatty acid alpha–linoleic acid (an Omega-3 fatty acid) necessary for a healthy coat.

Chicken Fat

Chicken Fat

Chicken Fat is used to coat some of our pet foods after cooking as a highly palatable natural flavor that helps achieve the proper fatty acid profile necessary for healthy skin and coat. Holistic Select uses a naturally preserved chicken fat with mixed tocopherols to maintain freshness.

Menhaden Fish Oil

Menhaden Fish Oil

Menhaden Fish Oil An excellent source of long chain Omega 3 fatty acids which are critical for healthy skin and coat, proper body function.

Salmon Oil

Salmon Oil

Salmon Oil is extracted from the head of the salmon fish. It contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that promote healthy skin and coat as well as immune, cardiovascular, and joint wellbeing.

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid is a form of Vitamin C.

Beta–Carotene

Beta–Carotene

Beta–Carotene is an antioxidant. Research has shown that cell death occurs due to the process of oxidation, which is caused by what are called "free radicals".

Biotin

Biotin

Biotin is a B–vitamin included in most diets for pets. It is found in the intestinal tract and is essential for normal metabolism of fat and protein.

Calcium Iodate

Calcium Iodate

Calcium Iodate is a nutritional source of Iodine, which helps the thyroid to properly perform a multitude of body functions, including metabolism, nerve and muscle function and the growth of skin and hair.

Carrageenan Gum

Carrageenan Gum

Carrageenan Gum is the extract from the red seaweed found in the North Atlantic coastal regions. It is usually used in canned pet foods to bind water to improve the appearance of the product.

Choline Chloride

Choline Chloride

Choline Chloride is a source of the nutrient Choline, which is necessary for a number of important functions including energy metabolism and proper nervous tissue function.

Copper Proteinate/Copper Sulfate

Copper Proteinate/Copper Sulfate

Copper Proteinate/Copper Sulfate Two compounds which are used as a source of copper. The copper from copper proteinate is highly available while the copper from copper sulfate is less so. A trace mineral found in all body tissues, it works in respiration, synthesis of hemoglobin and production of collagen. It is also an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidation of fatty acids.

D–calcium Pantothenate

D–calcium Pantothenate

D–calcium Pantothenate is a water–soluble vitamin required to sustain life; also known as Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid. Pantothenic acid is needed to form coenzyme–A (CoA), and is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. This vitamin is necessary for the conversion of fat and sugar into energy and promotes wound healing and antibody formation.

DHA

DHA

DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is an Omega-3 essential fatty acid essential for the neural development of mammals. DHA is a major structural component of the brain as well as the most abundant fatty acid in the brain. It plays a vital role in the development of the central nervous system and retinal function. The DHA in our recipes is sourced from Egg, Dehydrated Kelp, Fish Oil and Flaxseed, and supports brain and eye health.

Ferrous Sulfate

Ferrous Sulfate

Ferrous Sulfate is a source of iron. It provides oxygen to blood and helps with the digestion of fatty acids.

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is an amino sugar that occurs naturally in the joints of humans and animals. Additional levels of Glucosamine are added to support healthy hip & joint function for adult dogs and cats.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Glucosamine Hydrochloride is an amino sugar that occurs naturally in the joints of humans and animals, improves flexibility and reduces joint pain.

Guar Gum

Guar Gum

Guar Gum is the extract of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, a legume grown primarily in India and Texas. It is usually used in canned pet foods to bind water to improve the appearance of the product.

Kelp

Kelp

Kelp (dried) is a natural source of 60 sequestered nutrients. Our kelp is harvested from ocean waters.

L–Carnitine

L–Carnitine

L–Carnitine is a vitamin like compound made in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It is found in animal–based sources of protein and has been used to help with fat metabolism and weight reduction in overweight dogs and cats. This supplement helps maintain lean muscle mass and promotes healthy body weight.

Manganese Proteinate/Manganese Sulfate

Manganese Proteinate

Manganese Proteinate/Manganese Sulfate are two compounds which are used as a source of manganese. The manganese from manganese proteinate is a chelated source of manganese and is an antioxidant. It activates many enzymes and helps utilize fatty acids. The manganese from manganese sulfate is less available.

Mixed Tocopherols

Mixed Tocopherols

Mixed Tocopherols is a mixture of differing forms of Vitamin E, used as a preservative or antioxidant to stabilize fats to prevent them from becoming rancid. Their stabilizing effect depends on the type of fat used.

Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride is a potassium supplement which contains 40% potassium and 60% chloride. This combination helps the pet maintain proper acid–base balance.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is the most common form used when supplementing pet foods with the B–vitamin pyridoxine. Pyridoxine is very important in helping the pet metabolize protein.

Riboflavin Supplement

Riboflavin Supplement

Riboflavin Supplement is used to supply the diet with a B–complex vitamin. It helps promote growth and helps assimilation of carbohydrates and amino acids.

Salt

Salt

Salt/Sodium Chloride is a sodium and chloride supplement typically found in pet food. It contains 39% sodium and 61% chloride. It is important in helping the pet maintain proper fluid balance.

Sodium Selenite

Sodium Selenite

Sodium Selenite is a source of the trace mineral selenium. Since animals require only about 0.1 parts per million of selenium, sodium selenite does not contribute any significant amounts of sodium. This helps to regulate the body's water balance.

Taurine

Taurine

Taurine is a compound similar to amino acids that is essential for the proper functioning of the eyes and heart. Because processing decreases its availability in the diet, Taurine is added to many Holistic Select recipes at guaranteed levels.

Thiamin Mononitrate

Thiamin Mononitrate

Thiamin Mononitrate is a form of thiamin (thiamine) or Vitamin B1. Thiamin is easily destroyed by high heat, so most dry foods and all canned foods should be supplemented with additional thiamin.

Vitamin A (Acetate) & Vitamin D-3

Vitamin A

Vitamin A (Acetate) & Vitamin D-3 are two supplements added to almost all pet foods as a vitamin source. Vitamin A is sometimes labeled as vitamin A–acetate and Vitamin D as cholecalciferol. Both of these fat soluble vitamins are required in the diet, although diets containing liver are often not supplemented with Vitamin A, because liver is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 Supplement is only found in animal based ingredients, and most animals obtain enough vitamin B12 from the microbes in their gut. Animals on antibiotics may require supplemental vitamin B12.

Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E

Vitamin E Supplement is added to almost all pet foods as a vitamin source. It is a fat soluble vitamin, which is required in your pet's diet.

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