The nutritional value of the humble pumpkin has been recognised and is now widely considered a Superfood.
One of the key reasons for using pumpkin in pet food is for its wealth of nutritional benefits. The bright orange pigmentation of pumpkin is linked to the presence of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a plant carotenoid which converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is a micro-nutrient which contributes towards maintaining healthy vision and supporting the immune system. In dogs, 1mg of beta carotene can be converted in 883 mg of Vitamin A (McDowell (2000). Alongside Vitamin A, pumpkin contains vitamins E and C which are known to have antioxidant properties. Pumpkin is also a source of soluble fibre which contributes towards digestive health.
Our Superfood 65 Duck recipe contains pumpkin and is complemented with a blend of four other carefully selected superfoods each with their own benefits. This recipe is also rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and mineral to support every day health and well-being.
McDowell L. R. Vitamins in Animal and Human Nutrition. Ames, Iowa, USA: Iowas State University Press; 2000
ou may be surprised to learn that food intolerance’s are a common problem amongst pets. Lower quality pet food, packed with artificial additives, chemicals and known hypersensitising ingredients can often cause disturbances. Feeding a higher quality hypoallergenic food can help to reduce symptoms.
We formulate our recipes to be hypoallergenic in the sense that they help to reduce symptoms of intolerance and sensitivity, promoting everyday health and wellbeing as recommended by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA).