Essential vitamins and minerals for dogs/cats

When making/preparing/selling home made, natural, organic meals and treats for pets, the biggest concerns pet owners and veterinarians have are “are the foods complete, and are they providing essential nutrient content?”

At Pack10 Natural, we pay lot of attention to what goes into our meals & snacks.   Because dogs and cats are carnivorous, we pay attention to the carbohydrates and vegetables they are able to digest that offer the best alternative sources of nutrition that isn’t coming from a meat product.  For example, we use the following raw, fresh, vegetables because they offer these wonderful nutrients: Sweet Potatoes; an incredible source of vitamin A;  substantial quantities of Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, folate, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, & protein. Organic Spinach, kale & carrots –  0ffer the same nutritional vitamins & minerals as sweet potatoes, but also have a significant source of vitamin K, plus manganese, copper, fiber & protein. We also use fresh peas and green beans which contain good serving size amounts of natural vitamins A,C,K, Calcium,  folate, choline, potassium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium. Eggs –  We continue to be strong believers in eggs for dogs & cats. Eggs contain protein, calcium, vitamin D, fat and the essential amino acid Taurine.

In our next blog, we’ll talk about what goes into Pack10 snacks.  They’re not just “Treats.”  They’re more like the equivalent of a human nutrition bar or PowerBar®! For more detailed information regarding nutritional vitamin, mineral, calorie, protein, fiber glycemic load information – this is a fabulous website:  http://nutritiondata.self.com/