L-carnitine is sourced from amino acids lysine and methionine. It helps in the consumption and disposal of fat in the body, and supports metabolism, energy and endurance.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid necessary for calcium absorption and building muscle protein.
DL methionine is an amino acid important for skin and coat condition, eye and heart health.
Lecithin aids in the absorption of the other ingredients in their food, and helps to improve the condition of the skin and the coat.
Taurine is is an organic acid that promote vision health and digestion.
Flaxseed is an excellent source of Omega-3 (0.5%) essential fatty acids, which help to keep the skin and coat in tip-top shape, and maintain lower cholesterol levels.
Millet is a high source of natural dietary magnesium. Magnesium assists with managing the body's use of glucose and insulin secretion, thus helping to avoid diabetic issues.
Oatmeal supplies important carbohydrates and amino acids. It is also a good source of fiber iron.
Whole brown rice is one of the most digestible grains available. Rice is a carbohydrate that provides a quick source of energy and good stamina.
Whole grain barley is rich in Vitamin E, folic acid, phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium. Whole grain barley is a better grain to digest than corn or soybean, and contains bran, an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Whole wheat is an excellent source of carbohydrates and used in our Whole Life Dog Biscuits as a binding agent.
Fats and Oils
Canola oil is rich in both omega-3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, free of cholesterol and high in vitamin E. Preserved with mixed tocopherol and citric acid.
Chicken Fat makes Whole Life Natural highly palatable. Chicken Fat is high in Omega 6 and other essential fatty acids needed to develop a healthy skin and shiny coat. It also provides energy, and being naturally preserved with Vitamin E, also acts as an antioxidant.
Salmon oil is Omega-3 rich oil, providing cholesterol regulation and anti-inflammatory properties. The salmon oil used is naturally preserved with Vitamin E, and is 100% Ethoxyquin free.
Apples are high in fiber, which aids in keeping the digestive track clear. They are also a natural source of calcium, iron and Vitamins A, C, and K
Bananas provide high levels of potassium and vitamin B6 which are important for maintaining a good fluid balance. They also contain vitamin C, magnesium and manganese, along with trace amounts of iodine, iron, selenium and zinc.
Blueberries are of the top sources of anti-oxidants. This fruit is ideal for cardiovascular heath, immune system health and control of inflammation.
Cranberries contain proanthocyanidin acid that blocks bacteria responsible for urinary tract infections. Cranberries also offer immune system and cardiovascular health benefits.
Anise aids in digestion and helps to eliminate gas and bloat.
Cassia aids the digestive system and acts as an antiviral agent.
Chicory root (inulin) is a natural sedative and anti-inflammatory for the nervous system. It includes the soluble fiber inulin, which feeds beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Chicory root’s lack of glucose helps to promote optimal blood sugar levels.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. In addition to helping reduce joint problems, ginger also helps reduce arthritis, lower cholesterol and blood-pressure.
Horseradish is an antibacterial that also adds flavor to the blend.
Juniper is a gastrointestinal antiseptic that aids in the function of the kidney.
Phosphoric acid provides additional flavor and helps to promote oral health.
Rosemary extract is a natural antioxidant.
Thyme is an overall tonic for the functions of the body.
Yarrow is a herb that helps to control inflammation and improved blood circulation.
Yucca schidigera extract is an anti-inflammatory that reduces joint pain and inflammation. It also reduces urine and stool odour.
Pre and Probiotics
Bifidobacterium Thermophilum is a probiotic beneficial bacteria that help regulate the intestinal microbial environment, stopping pathogens and harmful bacteria from colonizing in the digestive system. Bifidobacterium Thermophilum is one of the major strains of bacteria that make up the gut flora.
Yeast Culture consists of beneficial fungi that assists proper digestion.
Enterococcus faecium is a probiotic beneficial bacteria cultures found in TLC Pet Food. Probiotics help regulate the intestinal microbial environment, stopping pathogens and harmful bacteria from colonizing in the digestive system. Enterococcus faecium promotes bowel and colon health by helping to counter other toxic bacteria, including E coli.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of four probiotic beneficial bacteria cultures found in TLC Whole Life Natural. Lactobacillus acidophilus inhabits the intestines to protect against unhealthy organisms. As this beneficial bacteria breaks down nutrients in the intestine, it produces lactic acid, and other compounds that make the environment hostile for toxic organisms.
Lactobacillus casei is one of four probiotic beneficial bacteria cultures found in TLC Whole Life Natural. Lactobacillus casei inhabits the mouth and intestines to protect against unhealthy organisms. It can assist in the elimination of the negative H. Pylori bacteria, which may be responsible for stomach ulcers and other gastrointestinal ailments.
Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) are prebiotics that support probiotics (beneficial bacteria). They encourage gastrointestinal health and performance.
Chicken liver is one of the top sources of Vitamin B12, an essential nutrient for the the production of red blood cells. Chicken liver is also high in Vitamin A, essential for healthy vision.
Chicken meal is a good source of protein and fat that provides essential energy and flavor that dogs love. It also promotes muscle, tissue, bone and teeth development. Chicken meal is chicken that has had it's moisture removed, allowing it to contain 4-5 x the amount of nutrients found in the same amount of fresh chicken which is 70% water. Our chicken meal contains 90% digestible protein, low ash and valuable amino acids. Our chicken meal is 100% chicken and does not contain any filler, by-products, or entrails.
Salmon meal is a good source of protein and Omega-3 Fatty Acids that supports heart, circulatory, skin and coat health. Our salmon meal is naturally preserved with Vitamin E, and is 100% Ethoxyquin free. Salmon meal is salmon that has had it's moisture removed, allowing it to contain 4-5 x the amount of nutrients found in the same amount of fresh salmon which is 70% water. Our salmon meal does not contain any filler, by-products, or entrails.
Dried Whole Eggs are high in protein with superior bio-availability. They are also a natural source of vitamin K.
Lamb meal is an excellent source of protein. It is great for muscle development and overall body maintenance. Lamb meal is lamb that has had its moisture removed, allowing it to contain 4-5 x the number of nutrients found in the same amount of fresh lamb which is 70% water. It contains 90% digestible protein, low ash and valuable amino acids. Our lamb meal is free from fillers, by-products, and entrails.
Protein is the building block of life. We use fresh chicken for a balanced and complete amino acid profile. Chicken is among the highest digestible proteins available.
As well as providing powerful antioxidants and supporting heart health and reducing inflammation, Broccoli is a high source of both vitamin A and vitamin K.
Carrots provide a high source of beta-carotene for vision health. Carrots also offer cardiovascular and antioxidant health benefits.
Kelp is loaded with essential minerals, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, including iodine for thyroid health.
Green Peas contain a unique assortment of health-protective phyto-nutrients for immune system health. Very high in fiber, peas also directly regulate the pace at which food is digested, thus helping to regulate the break down of starches into sugars, providing low glycemic blood sugar levels, helping to prevent diabetes.
Pea fiber assists with the natural evacuation of hairballs, supports intestinal health and contributes to the production of small, firm stools.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride helps prevent a vitamin B6 deficiency.
Quinoa contains a perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids. It is gluten-free and a great source of protein. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard.
Spinach is high in niacin and zinc. It is also a good source of vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Sweet potato is one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene, with the ability to raise blood levels of vitamin A, essential for vision health and other benefits. Sweet potato also supports a low glycemic index to help prevent obesity and diabetes.
Tomato increases blood circulation, acts an antioxidant as is a natural source of Vitamin K.
Vitamins and Minerals
Alfalfa helps settle the stomach and is a source of vitamins A, C, E, and K4. It is also provides your pet with minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron.
Beta-Carotene provides powerful anti-oxidant protection from damage caused by free radicals. Once eaten, the body is able to convert beta-carotene into vitamin A.
Biotin strengthens the nails and keeps them from chipping and cracking. It also helps maintain a healthy and shiny coat.
Calcium Iodate is a source of iodine for proper hormone replacement that controls the metabolism.
Choline Chloride enhances the digestive system in the stomach and provides health benefits for the liver.
Copper Proteinate is biologically beneficial (easy to absorb) form of copper. A trace mineral found in all body tissues, copper is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidation of fatty acids.
Calcium Pantothenate is an enzyme for energy metabolism, essential for synthesizing and metabolizing proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Folic Acid provides the Vitamin B and helps your body produce and maintain new cells.
Glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans, a significant component of joint cartilage. Glucosamine assists with cartilage formation and repair, promoting hip and joint health.
Green Lipped Mussels are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and proteins, but their biggest benefit is their very high natural Chondroitin content, ideal for joint health and inflammation control.
Inositol is a member of the B vitamins, and promotes neurological health.
Iron Proteinate is an essential mineral needed to maintain a healthy metabolism.
Magnesium proteinate prevents magnesium deficiency in animals. Magnesium aids is the absorption of calcium and is essential for the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Niacin is a form of Vitamin B that helps in digestion.
Potassium chloride plays a vital role in the osmotic balance between cells and body fluids. It is the water balance in the body.
Riboflavin promotes growth and good metabolism.
Sodium selenite is a mineral with strong antioxidant properties and is essential for optimal immune system health.
Vitamin B1 promotes proper metabolism and appetite.
Vitamin A is an essential vitamin, important in vision and skeletal health.
Vitamin B12 is a source of enzymes that aid in proper growth.
Vitamin B6 works with other B vitamins to promote proper energy metabolism.
Vitamin C is a necessary antioxidant promoting heart and immune system health.
Vitamin D3 helps in the absorption of the calcium.
Vitamin E helps to maintain a healthy immune system. As pets age, antioxidants like Vitamin E can help reverse the age-related decrease in immune responses.
Zinc proteinate helps provide your pet with a healthy skin and a soft coat.