Healthy Facts To Consider
Dogs need far more protein and calcium on a pound-for-pound basis than humans require. It is important for their growth,
muscle development and strength, for a functioning immune system, for the production of functioning hormones, the proper
volume of blood, for injury repair and prevention. They are also required to produce hair, nails, tendons, cartilage and
all the connective tissues and organs.
Meat alone, or even a high percentage, may provide the proper protein level but not a complete balanced
nutritional diet that is normally required by dogs. A variety of ingredients of the basic food groups are required to obtain a high
digestible level and to balance the nutritional value necessary. Human Grade Canine Cuisine Inc.'s food for dogs utilizes only
federally inspected good quality AAA meat and other fresh ingredients to make it possible!
Start with the most natural food for dogs, lean ground meat (higher in protein, lower in fat) and organ meat such as
- These meats contain most of the protein dogs require as well as enzymes, amino acids, antibodies and hormones.
- Meat is also rich in many other nutrients.
- Add to this high protein grain, legumes and dairy products (such as
eggs) to provide the rest of the nutrients.
- Remember,meat alone is dramatically low in calcium as compared to its
phosporous content, using meat alone could result in a net dietary calcium deficiency.
Enzymes play a role in just about every body reaction and often in conjunction with vitamins. The pancreas secretes
several kinds of enzymes that assist in digestion. However, in many cases, an older dog's pancreas cannot produce
enough enzymes on its own to break down foods for optimal absorption of nutrients and needs the enzymes presently found
in the fresh food ingredients we use.
Fats are the major source of energy for dogs and are nutritionally supplied through carefully selected human grade
- Fats help keep your dog's skin and footpads supple and their coat healthy.
- Fats also carry
fat-soluble vitamins into the body from the intestine. These vitamins are essential for their health and it also
makes the food tastier.
- Dogs require Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids (linoleic acid) because they can't make it on their
- Linoleic acid keeps skin supple and pliable and pads and nose leather flexible.
- Linoleic acid also
improves dry skin and can decrease stiffness from arthritis.
- Another point to note: Simply adding oil to kibble is counterproductive as it will lower the
overall percentage of protein and every other nutrients in the kibble, which may already
contain marginal amounts of the required nutients.
Whole grains provide the mainstay of your dog's diet.
- They supply carbohydrates and an array of vitamins and
minerals and protein.
- Rolled oats are included in our food and contain more protein per calorie than any other grain.
- Organic stone ground Grains (flour) are mixed with other organic stone ground grains to greatly enhance the biological
effectiveness of its protein value and the balance of amino acids is more complete.
- A variety of grains is recommended
because each grain varies in its amino acid composition and its vitamin and mineral levels.
- These grains need to be cooked to
ensure proper pre-digestion.
Carbohydrates are naturally obtained in our specially formulated rice, barley, oats and spelt flour combination.
Dogs like vegetables. Human Grade Doggie Cuisine utilizes whole, fresh Green and yellow vegetables that are valuable in adding vitamins, minerals
and roughage to the diet and are low caloric. These should be included in any well-balanced dog diet.
- Dogs do not make vitamins themselves but they require 14 different types.
- Vitamins must be supplied in their food
in order to trigger chemical reactions that help release the nutrients from the dog's food and to put them to use.
produce their own Vitamin A (the most important vitamin) from carotene found in our vegetables.
- Our whole fresh
potatoes provide a great source of potassium, an important mineral that can sometimes be in short supply.
Fruits (such as apples) are a great storehouse for vitamins, minerals and vital energy. They are included and also
provide further taste.
Lecithin, kelp and sunflower oil (an excellent source of linoleic acid and other important unsaturated fatty acids needed
by dogs) fortify the diet with plenty of important vitamins and minerals.
- They also balance the ingredients of the
food to meet nutritional standards dogs require.
- They include such important nutrients as calcium, iron, linoleic acid,
vitamin A and B vitamins.
Your dog's body needs to maintain a delicate balance between the levels of the various major and trace minerals.
There is no need to add supplements as they are found naturally in the food, adding supplements to a nutritionally
balance dog food can create more problems than it solves as there is a very narrow window between the level that is required
and the level that is toxic.
Fresh meat and organ meat naturally provide a lot of the necessary minerals including the major minerals calcium and
phosphorus, which are the most important minerals in a dog's diet.
- Your dog only needs a small level of trace minerals,
which is found in grains as well as meat.
- Trace minerals include iron, zinc, copper, iodine, selenium, manganese and
cobalt, which is a part of vitamin B12.
Calcium is a very important supplement of any dog food and the food should have a proper calcium/phosphorus ratio.
Calcium is added via calcium carbonate (egg shells) without adding additional phosphorus. The result is a
lower-ash diet and a proper ratio of calcium to phosphorus.
Finally, a dog's food requires flavoring to ensure they enjoy and eat all their food.
- Nutritional yeast and garlic
are included and are a hit with most dogs.
- Nutritional (Torula) yeast is an excellent food without any side effects and one of the most
favourite flavors for dogs, which makes the dog's feeding an enjoyable exciting time.
- Garlic, as well as being tasty, helps to tone up the digestive track and
discourage worms and other parasites including fleas.
- Additional herbs provide flavour and other benefits including
relieving flatulence; parsley and rosemary, for example, help eliminate bad breath.
Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs contains all the necessary natural ingredients, mixed in the proper proportions, and individually
baked to provide a natural nutritionally balanced food for your dog!
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When introducing a new diet.
Serve the new food in an appealing manner and enhance your dog's eating pleasure.
- Human Grade Doggie
Cuisine's food for dogs is cooked and then frozen for your convenience.
- Remove required amount from freezer for daily feedings and thaw.
- Once defrosted it can be refrigerated up to 7 days.
After thawing, rather than serving refrigerated food cold, break it up and warm it slightly to increase the aroma
- Important - Introduce new foods gradually until accepted, this helps your pet get used to the
taste of a new food and gives the animal's digestive system time to adjust.
- We do not recommend giving a full portion
of Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs the first time, even if it's a sample.
- Give your dog a small portion the first time rather
than a full portion (especailly smaller dogs) so their stomachs have time to adjust to this new nutritious food, they usually love the smell and taste and will gulp it down no matter how much.
- If a diet is changed abruptly, temporary diarrhea or loss of appetite may occur. By switching over gradually you
eliminate this situation.
How much to feed, how much is too much?
The best way to determine how much food to feed your dog is to feed him/her the amount that maintains his/her
How do you decide how much to put in the bowl? If you are starting a new food and you know the calories per feeding
you can determine the number of calories required per weight of dog and activity level by the chart below:
Remember, the more dogs exercise, the more calories they need to maintain their weight.
- As dogs get larger they
require fewer calories to maintain their weight.
- Larger dogs have slower metabolisms than small dogs.
- Age is also
a factor, as dogs go from one to seven years old their energy requirements drop by 24%!
Because dogs metabolisms vary greatly, the best way to determine how many calories they require is by trial and error.
- Feed your dog the amount of food to maintain your dog's weight.
- If your dog loses weight, feed
him/her more, if he/she gains weight, feed him/her less.
- Finally, when calculating the total daily caloric requirements
(see chart below) remember to include all sources of food including treats and snacks.
Once you start to feed your dog the nutritious Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs keep close track of your dog's weight and body
Caloric Requirements (based on activity levels and total daily intake including snacks and treats).
Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs provides 179 kcal per 100 grams.
Approximate serving portions of Human Grade Doggie Cuisine's food for dogs
based on weight and moderately active dog.
| REGULAR LOAF
3/4 - 2 loaf
2 - 3 loaves
3 - 4 loaves
4 - 7 loaves
7 - 10 loaves
| LARGE LOAF
1/4 - 1/3 loaf
1/3 - 2/3 loaf
2/3 - 3/4 loaf
3/4 - 1 loaf
1 - 1 1/2 loaves
For Nutrition values-
For Individual Ingredient Benefits Click Here
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