Ingredients

THE BENEFITS OF HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS

Providing your four-legged friends with our balanced dog nutrition formula is one of the best decisions you’ll make for your dog’s long term wellness. Whether you add it to your current food choices or use it stand alone, the benefits of a balanced fresh food diet will be clear.

Our ingredients are selected by hand in each and every batch from locally sourced farmers markets and farms to highest quality organic markets and ranches. We would never use a single piece of produce or ounce of meat that we wouldn’t be comfortable serving up to our own families for dinner that night.

*Some ingredients are seasonal and may not be included year-round.

Beneficial Ingredients:

Beef Heart and Chicken Heart

Beef Heart and Chicken Heart

Heart is one of the most nutritional muscle meats. It is rich in iron and zinc, and is a great source of thiamin, vitamin B6 and B12, phosphorus, copper and selenium.

The heart of the chicken is a lean protein that contains fatty acids and vitamin A along with iron and B vitamins. Because they also contain taurine, chicken hearts are good for your dog’s heart.

Chicken

Chicken

Boneless, skinless breast & thigh meat is a great source of essential amino acids and glucosamine to promote bone health as well as omega-6 fatty acids for healthy skin and shiny coats.

Eggs

Eggs

Eggs are one of the best sources of highly digestible protein. They’re bursting with amino acids (the body’s building blocks) and rich in vitamins and nutrients that help the eyes, brain and heart.

Ground Beef

Ground Beef

Lean ground beef (90% lean or better) a lean protein that is rich in essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Liver

Liver

Liver is also a good source of copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus and zinc.

Sardines

Sardines

Fish are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to your pet’s well-being. We use sardines because they don’t live long enough to store toxins in their bodies, and they’re a terrific source of omega-3s.

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Blueberries

Blueberries

They are loaded with phytochemicals, and their deep blue hue is the result of anthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. Blueberries are also a good source of healthy fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and E.

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli has been shown to have anti-cancer effects, aid in fighting infections, treat skin and heart problems and help metabolize drugs and excrete toxins. Broccoli is so helpful every dog should eat it daily. Broccoli can be fed to dogs both raw and cooked.

Fermented Veggies

Fermented Veggies

Fermented veggies are optimally digestible for dogs and cats, and they also offer powerful probiotic benefits. Fermented vegetables are also potent chelators and detoxifiers, and the fermentation process makes the nutrients inside the veggies more bioavailable.

Organic Goji Berry

Organic Goji Berry

The berries are rich in amino acids and antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Goji extracts may prevent the growth of cancer cells, reduce blood glucose, and lower cholesterol levels.

Kefir

Kefir

Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that contains beneficial probiotics that support the immune system.

Organic Kale

Organic Kale

Kale is a dark green cruciferous vegetable loaded with vitamins (especially vitamins K, A and C), iron, and antioxidants. It helps with liver detoxification and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms have cancer fighting properties, and strengthen the immune system.

Parsley

Parsley

Blood tonic, supports liver and eye health.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract. It is low in sodium and exceptionally high in carotenoids, potassium and vitamin C, and has some calcium and B vitamins.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps the digestive system function more effectively.  Sweet potatoes are also low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, potassium, and iron (each play a vital role in overall wellness).

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Spinach

Spinach

Spinach contains large amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and K. It also contains iron, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and roughage, which stimulate the digestive tract.

Organic Turmeric Root

Organic Turmeric Root

In both humans and animals, turmeric has been shown to: enhance antioxidant protection against free radicals, promote healthy skin and eyes, provide and support a healthy immune system, promote joint health, encourage healthy liver function, balance the digestive tract, promote healthy blood and circulation, maintain healthy blood sugar levels within normal range.

Organic Chia Seed

Organic Chia Seed

Chia is a seed derived from the desert plant Salvia hispanica that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. It is a source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and also antioxidants.  Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds don’t need to be ground. Chia seeds also provide fiber, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B5, B9, folic acid, zinc, molybdenum, phosphorus, copper, biotin, iron, and manganese.

Organic Pumpkin Seeds

Organic Pumpkin Seeds

The antioxidants and fatty acids found in pumpkin seeds are essential to encouraging urinary health and in alleviating and preventing urinary tract infections. Pumpkin seed oil can assist older dogs suffering from an overactive bladder. Additionally, the seeds can help to avoid and dislodge kidney stones. Pumpkin seeds contain an important amino acid called cucurbitacin, and it can be used to rid a dog’s body of parasites and worms. Cucurbitacin paralyzes and eliminates these intestinal bugs by acting as a deworming agent. It is particularly effective against roundworms and tapeworms.

High in Omega-3 fatty acids, pumpkin seeds can alleviate inflammation, making them a key ingredient in the fight against conditions that affect aging dogs such as arthritis and hip or elbow dysplasia.

Lipids are “good” fats that body needs to survive. Pumpkin seeds have plenty of both types of beneficial fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. These fats are responsible for lowering bad cholesterol levels and promoting good cholesterols.

As a fat soluble vitamin, Vitamin E in these seeds protects cells from free radicals and lowers blood pressure. Vitamin K contributes to proper bone growth and maintenance, as well as encouraging the skin to heal after injury.

Aside from causing blood clot formation after tissue damage, Vitamin K also prevents bleeding through blood cell aggregation.

The following critical minerals can be found in significant supply within pumpkin seeds:

  • Potassium for muscle support
  • Zinc for immune function, hormone regulation, and brain activity
  • Iron, phosphorus, and magnesium for red blood cell function
  • Calcium for strong, healthy bone and teeth growth, as well as fighting cancers

DOG NUTRITION

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Providing your four-legged friends with our balanced dog nutrition formula is one of the best decisions you’ll make for your dog’s long term wellness. Whether you add it to your current food choices or use it stand alone, the benefits of a balanced fresh food diet will be clear.

Our ingredients are selected by hand in each and every batch from locally sourced farmers markets and farms to highest quality organic markets and ranches. We would never use a single piece of produce or ounce of meat that we wouldn’t be comfortable serving up to our own families for dinner that night.

Boneless, skinless chicken breast and thighs, ground beef (90% lean), bone broth, sweet potato, chicken and beef organ meat (liver and heart), whole wild caught sardines, organic pumpkin, broccoli, carrot, eggs, organic kale and baby spinach, organic whole oats, organic bell peppers (red, yellow and green) organic dark berries (blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, strawberries), cucumber, organic quinoa, organic bananas, tomatoes, cranberries, goji berries, raw organic pumpkin seeds, organic chia seed, oranges, kefir, fermented cabbage and beet juice, organic and unrefined coconut oil, salt.

BONE BROTH

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Our Bone Broth is made over a 48 hour period allowing the apple cider vinegar to really draw out ALL of the vitamins and minerals present in the high quality marrow bones we use. Whether elk fresh from a hunt or grass fed cattle bones from local ranchers, there are no hormones, pesticide residue or other unwelcome ingredients and toxins leaching into our product. As the bones simmer over 48 hours, all of our other fresh ingredients are added at various times to maximize nutrient absorption in the broth.

Bone broth is a great addition to any dog’s diet. The natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols are easily absorbed and from whole food sources making them as bio available for your pet to absorb as possible.

Water, beef or elk marrow bones, mushrooms (Shiitake, Oyster, or Portobello), chicken feet (for collagen), celery, apple cider vinegar, ginger root, fresh organic basil and thyme, parsley, turmeric root, cinnamon, and black pepper.

No Fillers or By-Products

Just simple, natural food that is locally sourced and human grade.

No Compromises

ON THE INGREDIENTS WE USE TO MAKE OUR PRODUCTS

Every item that goes into Barks and Berries products is carefully selected. Our choices are based upon meticulous research and hard facts about what dogs need and what dogs desire. And, unlike some companies, we never base our choices on what makes the most profit.

All of our ingredients represent the best at delivering the right ratio of easily digestible and species appropriate proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Additionally,  whole food sources of required vitamins, minerals, pro-biotics, antioxidants and polyphenols will be provided to your dog. It is real food made from real ingredients that represent the best in nutrition.

Puppy 4-12 months

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