A Complete Digestive Support System to Encourage a Healthy Gut for Your Pet
10.27.2011 | 10:54 am
We have all heard the age-old saying that “we are what we eat”. That holds true not only for us, but also for our pets.
At Holistic Select, we understand the importance of a healthy digestive system. That is why our pet food recipes start with quality proteins, fats & carbohydrates and offer a complete digestive support system, to encourage a healthy gut and total well-being for your pet.
1. Quality Ingredients
At Holistic Select Pet Food we use high quality concentrated meat meals as the basis of all of our dog and cat food recipes. Some of our recipes offer multiple protein sources while others offer a single protein source, so you can find one that matches your own nutritional philosophies and your pet’s dietary needs.
Chicken fat, Menhaden fish oil (a small fish that is high in Omega 3 fatty acids) and Canola oil (high in Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids) are used to provide essential fats as well as calories.
Whole grains are used as a carbohydrate source. The grains used in the Holistic Select dog and cat food recipes also provide some additional protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are finely ground to increase digestibility and palatability.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are included in all Holistic Select dog and cat food recipes to provide a natural source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients.
2. Natural fiber
Fiber promotes digestive regularity by helping to move food waste from the digestive tract through the colon at an optimal speed, ensuring adequate stool volume. Holistic Select uses only quality, natural fibers such as oatmeal and flaxseed, and guarantees optimal levels of fiber. Some of our fiber sources such as Beet Pulp offer double-duty digestive support, as some they are also recognized as prebiotics (see below).
Probiotics are the “good bacteria” essential for a healthy digestive system and a healthy immune system too. They help to improve digestibility of ingredients and are an essential part of the immune system.
By feeding a diet with live probiotics on the food (they are applied to Holistic Select kibble after it has been cooked and cooled, to assure maximum survival) you are re-inoculating the digestive tract with these healthy organisms every day to assure ideal levels in the gut. Holistic Select guarantees that every dry recipe will provide 100,000,000 CFU (Colony Forming Units)/lb of food.
The fiber sources used in all dry Holistic Select recipes are also known as prebiotics, which serve as the essential nutrition for the health and performance of the “good bacteria” in the digestive tract.
4. Digestive Enzymes:
The body’s organs (mainly the pancreas) produce Digestive enzymes to digest (break down) the food so the intestinal tract can absorb the nutrients, which are then distributed throughout the body. They are added to the diet to increase digestibility and to reduce the stress on the organs of the body. Because the digestive enzymes are included at guaranteed levels, you can feel confident they are bringing home the same high levels of digestive support in every bag.
Phytonutrients are elements found in the skins of vegetables and fruits that act as powerful antioxidants. They are known to help neutralize free radicals in order to keep the cells of the body healthy. They are natural ingredients that enhance the immune system and help protect the body.
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