ULTRA™ UTLRASSENTIAL® SuperFood Ingredients

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Glossary of ULTRA™ Ingredients

The ULTRA™ Food for Dogs ingredient glossary includes all of the ingredients and protein found in our dry dog food, canned dog food and dog biscuits. See how our premium ingredients are working for your dog’s health and wellness.

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Alfalfa Meal: Alfalfa meal is a natural legume that’s rich in antioxidants and fiber. It is dried and finely ground.

Ascorbic Acid: Ascorbic acid is a source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals.

Beta Carotene: Beta carotene is a member of the carotenoids family, which are found in highly pigmented plants and vegetables, such as carrots and pumpkins. In dogs, beta carotene is converted to vitamin A, which is required for healthy vision.

Biotin: Biotin is one of the B vitamins. It is one of the most important vitamins for a radiant coat and healthy skin. Biotin is directly involved in the healthy functioning of the nervous system.

Brewers Dried Yeast: Brewers dried yeast is a protein source that adds additional flavor. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps promote strong muscles, aids in tissue repair, provides energy and helps support a healthy immune system.

Calcium Carbonate: Calcium carbonate is a natural source of calcium. Calcium is used in large amounts by the body, because it is required for many biological functions. Calcium helps promote strong teeth and bones.

Calcium Pantothenate: Calcium pantothenate is a source of pantothenic acid, a B vitamin involved in almost every metabolic process in the body.

Carrageenan: Carrageenan is a seaweed extract used to thicken and modify the texture of foods. It is used in pet foods and in human foods, such as ice cream.

Carrots: Carrots includes whole carrots and pieces obtained from the processing of carrots for human consumption. A source of carbohydrates and fiber that is rich in beta-carotene.

Cassia Gum: Cassia gum is a natural gelling or thickening agent used in our wet products. It comes from grinding and purifying the endosperm of cassia seeds.

Chicken: Chicken is a source of high-quality protein and adds flavor to a diet.

Chicken Broth: Chicken broth is made from cooking chicken. The broth adds the chicken flavor that pets enjoy.

Chicken Fat: Chicken fat provides essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, for a healthy skin and coat. It also serves as a concentrated source of energy and flavor.

Chicken Liver: Chicken liver is an excellent source of protein that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps promote strong muscles, aids in tissue repair, provides energy and helps support a healthy immune system.

Chicken Meal: Chicken meal is made from whole chicken that's cooked to remove the water and fat, leaving a dry, highly concentrated source of high-quality protein and minerals, such as calcium. It also provides a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin. It excludes chicken heads, feet and intestines.

Choline Chloride: Choline chloride is a vitamin that works to build cell membranes.

Cobalt Proteinate: Cobalt proteinate is a source of cobalt, which is chelated with amino acids to improve the bioavailability. Cobalt is a mineral that has a vital role in the proper function of cells within the body.

Copper Proteinate: Copper proteinate is a mineral that has many roles, including reducing cellular damage caused by free radicals, the synthesis of hemoglobin and the synthesis of collagen.

Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract: Decaffeinated green tea extract is a natural herbal extract from green tea leaves from which the caffeine has been removed. It enhances the flavor of foods.

Dried Blueberry: Dried blueberry is a popular berry packed with antioxidants to help maintain a strong immune system, a healthy heart and a sharp mind.

Dried Carrot: Dried carrots contain one of the most concentrated sources of beta-carotene for strong vision and a strong immune system.

Dried Cranberry: Dried cranberry is a deliciously natural source of vitamin C that helps keep your best friend's immune system strong.

Dried Peas: Dried peas are a good source of energy and are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Dried Plain Beet Pulp: Dried plain beet pulp is a source of fiber from sugar beets that have had the sugar removed. Beet pulp aids in healthy digestion and promotes good stool quality.

Dried Pomegranate: Dried pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, which help support a strong immune system.

Dried Potatoes: Dried potatoes are a good source of energy and are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Dried Pumpkin: Dried pumpkin is a member of the squash family. Pumpkin is a natural source of beta carotene and fiber that helps both the digestive health and vision of your dog.

Dried Spinach: Dried spinach is high in antioxidants and essential minerals. Spinach helps support a strong immune system, strong vision and cognitive development.

Dried Yam: The word “yam” in the U.S. is just another name for sweet potato. They are a natural energy source that is rich in vitamins and minerals.

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E-J

Egg Product: Egg product is considered one of the most perfect proteins. Eggs not only help maintain your dog's lean muscle mass, but also support cognitive development and help provide a healthy skin and coat.

Ferrous Sulfate: Ferrous sulfate is a source of iron, a vital component of hemoglobin, the molecule that transports oxygen.

Fish Oil: Fish oil contains unsaturated fatty acids to support skin and coat health, cognitive function and joint health.

Flaxseed: Flaxseed is a natural source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help maintain a healthy skin and coat and support healthy joints for your dog.

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a B vitamin involved in the development of tissues of the nervous system.

Ground Rice: Ground rice provides an excellent source of energy through highly digestible carbohydrates.

Guar Gum: Guar gum is made from guar beans, which are ground. Guar gum is used to thicken sauces and gravy.

Iron Proteinate: Iron proteinate is a source of iron, which is chelated with amino acids to improve the bioavailability. Iron is a vital component of hemoglobin, the molecule that transports oxygen.

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Lamb Meal: Lamb meal is made from real lamb that's cooked to remove the water and fat, leaving a dry, highly concentrated source of high-quality, highly digestible protein for lean muscles. It also provides essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12 and selenium.

L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate: L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate is a source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant.

L-Carnitine: L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid that plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat.

Manganese Proteinate: Manganese proteinate is a mineral that has a vital role in the proper function of cells within the body. It is important for the formation of bone and joint cartilage and neurological function.

Manganous Oxide: Manganous oxide is a source of manganese. Manganese is a mineral that has a vital role in the proper function of cells within the body. It is important for the formation of bone and joint cartilage and neurological function.

Magnesium Proteinate: Manganese proteinate is a source of manganese, which is chelated with amino acids to improve the bioavailability. Magnesium plays a role in energy metabolism, DNA and RNA metabolism, protein synthesis, and muscle and nerve cell membrane function.

Natural Flavors: Natural flavors are a proprietary flavor system, comprising natural sources of flavors that dogs love.

Niacin Supplement: Niacin is a B vitamin that protects the skin by promoting the synthesis of skin fats to help limit skin dehydration.

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Peas: Peas are a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals.

Pea Protein: Pea protein is a novel concentrated protein source that might benefit pets with sensitive skin and stomachs.

Potassium Chloride: Potassium chloride is a source of potassium, which is a mineral that is essential for the correct functioning of cells in the body.

Potassium Iodide: Potassium iodide is a mineral that is essential for the correct functioning of cells in the body. Potassium iodide is responsible for maintaining the acid-base balance in pets. Iodine is a component of thyroid hormone, which is important for growth, development and the regulation of metabolic rate.

Potato Protein: Potato protein is a novel concentrated protein source, which might reduce digestive upset in pets with sensitive stomachs.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride: Pyridoxine hydrochloride is a B vitamin that has many roles in metabolism.

Riboflavin Supplement: Riboflavin is a B vitamin that contributes to skin and coat health.

Rice Bran: Rice bran provides many different nutrients, including dietary fiber for digestive health and antioxidants to support the immune system.

Rice Flour: Rice flour provides an excellent source of highly digestible carbohydrates for quick energy.

Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are a healthy grain with beneficial insoluble and soluble fiber recognized for helping promote easy digestion and heart health.

Rosemary: Rosemary is a natural herb that enhances the flavor of foods.

Salmon Meal: Salmon meal is made from real salmon that's cooked to remove the water and fat, leaving a dry, highly concentrated source of protein and natural antioxidants. It also is a great source of long-chained omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, which are important for cognitive health and joint health.

Salt: Salt is a combination of the two minerals sodium and chloride. Sodium is essential for healthy functioning of cells and maintains the acid-base balance with potassium. Chloride has a role in maintaining the fluid balance in the body and helps maintain the acid-base balance.

Sodium Selenite: Sodium selenite is essential for healthy functioning of cells and maintains the acid-base balance with potassium. Selenium plays a vital role in reducing cellular damage caused by free radicals, and plays a supporting role in immune response.

Spearmint Extract: Spearmint extract is a natural herbal extract that enhances the flavor of foods.

Spinach: Spinach is a green leafy superfood. It is rich in powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as iron and calcium.

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is a healthy oil rich in linoleic acid to help your dog have healthy skin and a shiny coat.

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Taurine: Taurine provides added health benefits for dogs as a natural antioxidant, as well as helping with healthy eyesight and hearing.

Thiamine Mononitrate: Thiamine is a B vitamin involved in many complex biochemical reactions that help generate energy for cells.

Tomato: Tomato is a vegetable packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Tomatoes help support a strong immune system and a healthy heart.

Tomato Pomace: Tomato pomace is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Tomatoes help support a strong immune system and a healthy heart.

Tricalcium Phosphate: Tricalcium phosphate is a source of calcium and phosphorus. Both are essential nutrients that are required for healthy bones and teeth. Tricalcium phosphate is added to aid in emulsifying canned products.

Turkey: Turkey is an excellent source of protein that adds a flavor that pets enjoy. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps promote strong muscles, aids in tissue repair, provides energy and helps support a healthy immune system.

Vitamin A Supplement: Vitamin A is required for healthy vision.

Vitamin B12 Supplement: Vitamin B12 plays a role in the synthesis of protein in the body and the production of red blood cells.

Vitamin D3 Supplement: Vitamin D plays a role in optimizing calcium incorporation into bones.

Vitamin E Supplement: Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals.

Whole Brown Rice: Whole brown rice is an easily digestible nutrient-rich grain. Brown rice provides balanced nutrition for your dog.

Xanthan Gum: Xanthan gum is added to thicken our sauces and gravies.

Zinc Proteinate: Zinc proteinate is a fundamental element involved in skin and coat health and wound healing.

Zinc Sulfate: Zinc sulfate is a fundamental element involved in skin and coat health and wound healing.

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