The benefits of our ingredients for your precious puppy!
Almond Flour - An alternative to wheat for gluten-sensitive animals.
Bananas - Bananas are a good source of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, biotin and copper. Bananas are low in sodium and cholesterol, but due to the sugar content in bananas, dogs should only eat them as a treat, and not as a regular part of their diets.
Beef Liver - (certified organic) - Provides protein, Vitamins A and B, copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus, zinc, omega 3 and 6 and amino acids.
Beef Stock – No salt or vegetables added.
Bison - Game meat is high in protein while being low in fat. This novel protein source is a great choice for dogs with allergies to other proteins.
Blueberries - Blueberries are low in calories and contain high amounts of vitamin C, fiber, phytochemicals (naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants), and antioxidants. The antioxidants help strengthen immune systems by fighting free radicals naturally and reduce the effects of brain aging.
Cheddar Cheese – Low levels of lactose and appealing taste!
Chai Seeds - Improve skin condition, provide omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fiber.
Cinnamon - Has anti-inflammatory properties and may fight yeast infections
Coconut Flour - Coconut flour is fiber rich, and contains the beneficial fatty acid, lauric acid which boosts the immune system response. Coconut products also have been known to improve digestion, thyroid function and provide defense against viral, fungal and bacterial infections.
Coconut Oil – Good source of saturated fat, aids digestion (see above)
Eggs - a good source of vitamin A, riboflavin, folate, Vitamin B12, iron, selenium and fatty acids. (Island Skalliwags uses only free-range, locally sourced eggs)
Garlic - Garlic is high in inulin, amino acids, sulphur, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It also contains vitamin A, C, calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, germanium and B-complex vitamins.
Hemp Protein - An excellent addition to pet food based on its high levels of antioxidants thereby providing a natural preservative and a balanced omega-6: omega-3 ratio.
Kangaroo – High in protein, low in fat. Game meats are not likely to cause allergic reactions as they are novelty meats. Kangaroo has essential acids including conjugated linoleic acids which are potent anti-oxidants and enhance total health.
Milk Powder – Safe for dogs that are not lactose intolerant.
Oat Flour – Gluten free, provides iron, protein, iron. It has a calming effect and as it is a warming grain, it is good for the spleen, pancreas, hearing and immune systems.
Peanut Butter - (we use only 100% peanut brands with no salt or any other additives) a good source of protein, but it also contains heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E.
Parmesan Cheese – Low levels of lactose.
Pumpkin - Promotes digestive health, weight loss (when used in place of a portion of regular dog diet), aides in soothing upset stomachs and indigestion, keeps them regular, an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron.
Pumpkin Seeds - Also a valuable source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, tryptophan, iron, copper, vitamins A, B, E, and K, and zinc, as well as Omegas 3 and 6. Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid cucurbitin, which paralyzes and helps eliminate worms from the digestive tract. Studies have shown that adding pumpkin seeds to the daily diet helps reduce inflammatory response due to conditions like arthritis, and helps prevent calcium oxalate stone formation. one ounce of seeds contains almost nine grams of protein, along with amino acids, fiber, iron, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and niacin.
Rice – Aids digestions and helps treat upset tummies and diarrhea. Low in sodium and rich in Vitamin D, fiber, and essential minerals such as calcium and iron.
Rice Flour - Excellent choice for animals who are wheat-sensitive.
Rosemary - High in iron, calcium, Vitamin B6 Sardines - packed with Omega -3s, good for skin and coat, helps reduce inflammation and regulate the immune system. (don’t feed them to cats every day because of crystal formation)
Sweet Potato - Sweet potatoes are another source of dietary fibre and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese.
Tripe - contains high amounts of lactobacillus acidophilus, a healthy probiotic. This probiotic fights against the harmful bacteria in your pet’s body. High in protein and contains 7 amino acids which help build muscle and enhance the funtions of all systems including immune response, tissue repair and urinary tract health.
Turmeric - Provides anti-inflammatory properties.