The Vegetables Making Their Way Into Pet Food

Fur2feather believe the Humanisation trend is continuing to grow in the pet food industry, with a large amount of pet food owners being more aware than ever before of their pet’s health and wellness. A recent ingredient that is making its way into pet food formulas is Cruciferous vegetables.

What are the Cruciferous Vegetables?
These are members of the Brassicaceae family, which include cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts to name a few. These vegetables have risen to popularity in human foods due to their nutritional properties such as being low in calories, rich in folate and vitamins B, C and E, as well as fibre.

Why are they becoming popular in pet food?
They are increasingly being classed as “superfoods”, in which they provide extra nutritional benefits to dogs and can help to promote health and longevity if they are regularly part of a diet.

Fur2feather has a new Superfood recipe soon to be stocked on our shelves, this has been formulated with Cauliflower which is part of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cauliflower is a great source of Vitamin B9 which is important for amino acid and nucleotide metabolism. It has been suggested that this may reduce inflammation and support digestive health in dogs.

Other superfoods include:

Carrot
A great source of vitamin A, potassium and fibre to help maintain healthy vision, whilst also a good way to help improve a dog’s dental health.

Green Beans
A source of iron to help support normal functions of the circulatory system. They are full of fibre and are low in calories.

Cauliflower
Source of Vitamin B9 which is important for amino acid and nucleotide metabolism. This may help to reduce inflammation and support digestive health.

Tomato
A great source of dietary fibre to help normalise the gastrointestinal transit time.

Courgette
A source of vitamin B3 and important co factor in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. This Superfood aids joints and improves a dog’s digestion system.

Watch this space for exciting and healthy Fur2feather recipes coming soon!

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