Ingredients & Sourcing
OUR INGREDIENTS & SOURCING:
Every ingredient we use is human-grade, non-GMO, and sourced in the US.
Nothing synthetic or artificial. Nutritionally balanced, naturally.
We offer multiple formulas with fresh meats & vegetables for balanced nutrition.
Rotating recipes and proteins over time offers the broadest spectrum of macro and micronutrients for good health.
Beef with Bone
Provides essential Protein, Amino Acids, EFAs, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Phosphorus, B12, Magnesium, and Potassium. Beef Kneecap is rich in essential Calcium, Phosphorous, and Collagen Peptides.
“Sweet, warm. Tonifies Qi, Blood, and Yin.”
A rich source of essential Amino Acids, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Selenium. A good source of Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Taurine, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, and Copper. Supports heart health.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Blood and Qi. Helpful for Heart Qi or Blood Deficiency.”
A great source of Protein and essential nutrients such as Thiamine, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin D, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, and Selenium.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Blood. Helpful for weakness, fatigue, and vision.”
An excellent source of Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin C, Zinc, and lean Protein.
“Salty, sweet, hot. Tonifies Jing, Qi, and Yang. Dispels Cold. Helpful for the kidneys.”
Chicken with Bone
Excellent sources of essential Proteins, Amino Acids, healthy Fats, and essential Minerals. We use fresh chicken quarters, containing the ideal meat-to-bone ratio and Amino Acid rich dark meat.
“Sweet, warm. Tonifies Qi, Blood, and Jing. Circulates Blood. Disperses Cold.”
An excellent source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Taurine, and Copper. Very high in Riboflavin, Iron, Zinc, Taurine, and Vitamin B12. Excellent support for heart health.
“Sweet, warm. Nourishes Qi and Blood. Dispels Cold. Nourishes Heart Qi.
A great source of nutrients including Amino Acids, Folate, EFAs, Iron, Vitamins A C & E, Copper, Choline, and Vitamin E. A vitamin-rich superfood for carnivores.
“Sweet, warm. Tonifies Qi and Yin. Circulates Blood.”
Low-fat, high-protein, and a good source of vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorous, and Taurine.
“Sweet, warm. Tonifies Jing, Blood, and Qi. Scatters Cold. Helpful for Food or Blood Stagnation.”
Turkey with Bone
An excellent source of lean protein, including Niacin, Calcium, Phosphorus, L-Tryptophan, and Selenium.
Particularly rich in Choline, and Vitamins B3, B6, B12, and Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA).
“Sweet, neutral to cool. Tonifies Yin and Qi.”
A protein-rich source of Choline, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Taurine, and Vitamins E, B6, B12, and CoQ10.
“Sweet, neutral to cool. Tonifies Yin and Qi.”
A great source of Vitamin A, D, B3, B5, B6, B12, Folic Acid, Choline, and Biotin.
“Sweet, neutral to cool. Tonifies Yin and Qi. Helpful for Liver Yin Deficiency.”
A protein-packed, low-fat source of Zinc, Chloride, Tryptophan, Lysine,
“Sweet, neutral to cool. Tonifies Yin and Qi.”
Pork with Bone
A high-quality complete protein rich in Thiamin, Niacin, and Vit B^. This may be a good option for dogs and cats with sensitivities to other proteins. Pork bone is especially rich in Collagen Peptides that are beneficial for joints.
“Sweet, salty, neutral to cool. Tonifies Qi, Blood, and Yin.”
An essential Protein and Amino Acid rich ingredient, and an excellent source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, B12, B5, B6, and Zinc.
“Sweet, salty, neutral to cool. Tonifies Qi, Blood, and Yin. Helpful for digestion, emaciation, and weakness.”
An excellent source of Vit A & C, B1, B5, B9, B12, Iron, and Selenium.
“Sweet, bitter, neutral. Tonifies Blood and Qi. Helpful for weakness, fatigue, and vision.”
Vegetables (all of our vegetables are non-GMO) :
A nutritious source of fiber and antioxidants. Benefits include Heart Health, Digestion, and Immune Support.
(Just like the saying goes!)
“Sweet to sour, neutral. Tonifies Yin and Qi. Clears Heat and promotes Body Fluids.
Helpful for digestion, restlessness, and appetite.”
A potent source of Vitamins K, C, and E. A good source of Folate, Potassium, and Dietary Fiber.
“Sweet, bitter, cool. Tonifies Qi and Yin. Promotes Body Fluids. Drains Damp. Clears Heat and Damp-Heat.”
Very high in Vitamins C, E, K, and B6, dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Selenium.
“Sweet, bitter, cool. Circulates Qi. Clears Heat. Resolves water accumulations.”
A great source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, Folate, Potassium, and Vitamin C. Good for kidney health.
“Sweet, cool. Tonifies Qi. Nourishes Blood. Disperses Cold. Calms Shen.”
A great source of fiber, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, and Magnesium. And a source of Vitamins A, E, and C, Potassium, and Manganese. Good for digestion and immunity.
“Sweet, warm. Tonifies Qi. Dispels Cold. Drains Damp. Circulates Blood. Helpful for Spleen Qi Deficiency.”
A good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Manganese, and antioxidants such as Anthocyanin.
“Sweet, pungent, neutral. Circulates Qi. Clears Heat. Helpful for Stagnation.”
A great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and Vitamins A, C, and K. A good source of Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Manganese.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Liver Blood and Qi. Soothes Liver Qi. Clears Heat. Helpful for Food Stagnation.”
A good source of Dietary Fiber, phytonutrients such as Flavonoids, and Vitamins A, C, and K.
“Pungent, sweet, cool. Clears Heat. Drains Damp. Soothes Liver Qi. Clears Damp-Heat.”
A good source of Dietary Fiber, Antioxidants, Folate, Potassium, and Vitamins A, C, and K.
“Bitter, cool. Tonifies Qi. Clears Damp-Heat. Moves Stagnation. Helpful for pain.”
An excellent antioxidant-rich, superfood high in Vit C & K, and Zinc. Widely used for eye, cognitive, and immune system health. A superfood for free-radical protection, kidney and urinary tract health.
“Sweet, sour, cold. Clears Heat. Clears Damp. Opens the Lungs. Helpful for Kidney Qi.”
Crimini Mushrooms (or Cremini)
A good source of Vitamin D, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), and Enzymes. Helps to support Immunity, Heart Health, and recovery from Fatigue, and may reduce Inflammation.
“Sweet, cool. Circulates Qi. Clears Heat. Resolves Phlegm.”
Rich in phytonutrients such as flavonoids, lignans, and antioxidants. Including Vitamins A, C, and K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese. Good for hydration and regularity.
“Sweet, bitter, cold. Clears Heat. Soothes Liver Qi. Quenches thirst.”
Very high in Vitamins C, K, A, and B6. They are low on the glycemic index. A great source of dietary fiber to support good gut health and help provide a feeling of fullness.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Yin and Qi. Helpful for Yin Deficiency.”
A good source of dietary fiber, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, and Phosphorus. It is also an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, K, B6, Calcium, Copper, and Potassium.
“Bitter, sweet, neutral. Tonifies Blood. Moves Stagnation. Helpful for pain.”
A great source of fiber, Vitamins C, K, and Folate. Rich in Antioxidants.
“Sweet, pungent, warm. Clears Dampness.”
A rich source of antioxidants like Catechin, Pyrogallol, and Vitamin C. Provides CoQ10, Calcium, and Potasium.
“Sweet, pungent, neutral. Circulates Qi. Clears Damp. Promotes appetite.”
An excellent source of Selenium, Vitamin D, Potassium, and Copper.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Blood and Qi. Helpful for Phlegm, fatigue, and shortness of breath.”
A great source of antioxidants like Lutein, Vitamins A, K, and C, Iron, Iron, Folate, and Potassium.
“Sweet, Cold. Tonifies Blood, Qi, and Yin. Moistens Dryness. Soothes the Liver and clears Liver Heat.”
A good source of Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium., Magnesium, Phosphorous, and Antioxidants.
“Pungent, sweet, neutral. Drains Damp. Promotes appetite. Helpful for Food or Blood Stagnation.”
Wholesome Food-Based Supplements & Superfoods:
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3 & 6. Essential for skin and coat, cardiovascular/ heart health, immune response, cognitive / brain development and function, and joint mobility. Cognitive support at all life stages.
“Sweet, warm. Tonifies Blood and Qi.”
Cod Liver Oil
An excellent source of Vitamin D, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Vit D is an essential dietary nutrient that helps dogs and cats regulate their balance of Calcium & Phosphorus, and support for the immune system.
“Sweet, cold. Tonifies Blood and Yin. Clears Heat. Helpful for Yin deficiency and Stagnation.”
Coconut oil is rich in Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT), and Lauric Acid for easily metabolized cellular energy. Benefits skin, coat, and digestive health.
“Tonifies Qi, Jing, and Yin. Nourishes Blood. Promotes Bodily Fluids.”
Flaxseed Oil & Milled Flaxseed
Flax oil contains essential omega-3 essential fatty acids and lignans for added antioxidant properties. Milled Flaxseed contains soluble and insoluble fiber and is an excellent Manganese, and Magnesium source.
“Sweet, Neutral. Helpful for Stomach, Liver, and Large Intestine Deficiencies.”
A powerhouse superfood rich in enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.
A good source of glutathione, chlorophyll, and amino acids.
“Sweet, salty, neutral. Tonifies Qi and Blood.
Widely used to support a range of health conditions. Aids in fat metabolizing, and detoxifying, and assists with inflammation, arthritis, and joint development and repair. Sourced from Turkey or India.
“Pungent, sweet, warm. Tonifies Qi. Helpful for Food or Blood Stagnation. Dispels Wind-Damp.”
A traditional herb that aids digestion. Widely known for anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulating properties.
“Pungent, warm. Tonifies Qi, and Yang. Clears and disperses Cold. Warms the middle Jiao.
Helpful for Stomach Qi rebellion, and Blood Stagnation.”
An excellent source of Iodine, Iron, and other trace minerals. Known to benefit hormone health and regulation.
“Salty, cold. Tonifies Blood and Yin. Clears Heat. Helpful for Toxins.”
An herb that is a good source of Vitamins K, A, B6, Folate, and Manganese. Widely known for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Sourced from Greece.
“Bitter, warm. Circulates Qi. Clears Heat. Disperses Wind.
An herb rich in Vitamin K, and antioxidants such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Helpful for halitosis.
“Bitter, pungent, warm. Tonifies Blood. Drains Damp. Promotes digestion.”
An herb rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Lutein, Beta-Carotene, and Zeaxanthin. Good for vision.
“Pungent, sweet, warm. Clears Wind-Cold. Circulates Qi. Drains Damp.”
An herb rich in Thymol. A compound that may aid with Immunity, Respiratory Health, and infections.
“Pungent, warm. Dispels Wind-Cold. Tonifies and circulates Qi. Helpful for Qi Stagnation.”
Himalayan or Sea Salt
Salt and the associated trace minerals Chloride, Potassium, and electrolytes are essential for dogs and cats. We thoughtfully incorporate minute amounts of Himalayan Pink or Celtic Sea salt into our recipes to meet essential Potassium, Chloride, and electrolyte balance without excesses of Sodium.
“Salty, cold. Clears Heat. Cools Blood. Softens hardness. Helpful for Toxins.”
Vitamin E Oil
Natural Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is a natural antioxidant, good for the skin, coat, cardiac, and nervous systems.
*Adds antioxidant protection and helps stabilize delicate EFAs like Omega 3 & 6.
Additional Animal Proteins:
A source of healthy Unsaturated Fats, Choline, Iron, Zinc, and Vitamins B2, B3, B6, and B12.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Qi. Clears the eyes. Helpful for Heart Qi Deficiency.”
Chicken Eggs with Shells
Eggs are the most bioavailable source of animal Protein! Rich in Omega 3s, all essential Amino Acids, healthy Unsaturated Fats, and Vitamins D, B6, and B12. Eggshell is an excellent source of Calcium and Phosphorous.
“Sweet, neutral. Tonifies Qi, Blood, Jing, and Yin. Calms the Shen. Helpful for weakness.”
Chicken feet (or Chicken “paws”) are rich in Collagen Peptides, and Proteins to support joints, skin, and gut health.
*An exclusive ingredient in our Senior Recipe, like Mom’s chicken soup for your older dog!
A rich source of Collagen Peptides, Protein, and Folate.
A good source of Vitamins C, A, Iron, and Calcium.
“Sweet, salty, cold. Tonifies Jing, Blood, and Yin. Clears Heat. Helpful for Kidney Yin Deficiency.”
A rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamins D, and B12. Support for heart and brain health and anti-inflammatory.
“Sweet, salty, neutral. Tonifies Qi and Yin. Regulates Water.”