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Apple (Dried)

Apple is a good source of fibre and contains vitamins A and C.

Vitamin A

A fat-soluble vitamin mainly obtained from ingredients of animal origin, such as fatty fish and liver (retinol), and also from some vegetables (e.g., carotenoids from carrots). Vitamin A is essential for the function of the eyes, mucous membranes and immune system. Deficiency can have a negative impact on the condition of the skin and fur, the rate of growth and ability to see in low light.

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Beet Pulp (Dried)

A great source of fibre, which is also proven to have a positive effect on the condition of the intestines.

Biotin

Mainly obtained from meat. The most important vitamin for the well-being of the fur and claws. Deficiency can cause loss of fur, deterioration of the fur condition and weakened claws.

Brewer's Yeast

A source of vitamin B in PrimaDog foods.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Mainly obtained from vegetables and meat. Essential for heart function and for the nervous system. Particularly important for pregnant animals and growing puppies. Deficiency can cause loss of appetite, weakened reflexes, loss of nervous control and weakness.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Obtained from meat. Essential for normal nervous function. Deficiency can cause nerve problems. 

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Mainly obtained from green vegetables, meat and dairy products. Important for energy metabolism, skin growth, the nervous system, the formation of red blood cells and vision. Deficiency can cause delayed healing of wounds, iron absorption, fatigue and nervous system symptoms.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Mainly obtained from meat. Important for energy metabolism and the nervous system. Deficiency can cause loss of appetite, weight loss, gingivitis and bloody diarrhoea.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

Mainly obtained from meat. Important for energy metabolism. Deficiency can cause fur loss, diarrhea and premature greying.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Mainly obtained from meat. A partial factor in energy and protein metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, the function of the immune system and the regulation of hormonal function. If the diet contains a large amount of protein, vitamin B6 supplements are required. Deficiency can cause nervousness, anaemia, poor skin condition and weakness.

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Calcium

Uncooked bones, eggshells, lactose-free dairy products and spinach are good sources of calcium for dogs. Calcium is the building block for bones and teeth, and it is essential for blood clotting and cardiac function. Deficiency can cause hypocalcemia (calcium deficiency in the blood), muscle function disorders, and weakness of the bones and teeth.

Chicken

Chicken is one of the most widely used ingredients in dry dog food, and the reason for this is simple: chicken proteins are very easy for dogs to use.

Chicken Fat

PrimaDog dry foods contain chicken fat because dogs should obtain a large proportion of their energy from fats. After processing, chicken fat should contain no chicken proteins, but dogs who are highly sensitive to chicken proteins may also react to chicken fat.

Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)

Cloudberry is rich in vitamins A, C and E, healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidant polyphenols. It contains more fibre than any other natural berry. Cloudberry can protect the intestinal tract and support the immune system.

Copper

Mainly obtained from liver, fish, wholegrain products and legumes. Copper affects the fur pigmentation, collagen formation, the bones and connective tissues, as well as iron absorption. Copper deficiency can cause anaemia and bone development disorders.

Vitamin C

The main sources of vitamin C are vegetables, berries and fruits. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. It is essential for iron absorption and for the nervous system. It is also important for supporting the formation of collagen, which contributes to the health of the joint cartilage and skin. Normally, the dog's body can also produce its own vitamin C. Deficiency can lead to slower recovery, a loss of general fitness, anaemia and fatigue.

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Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Dill contains vitamins A and C, folate, iron and manganese. It promotes digestive function, and it can help with stomach issues. It is also good for the respiratory tract and it can freshen the breath. Dill supports the function of the immune system.

Vitamin D

A fat-soluble vitamin, which is mainly obtained from egg yolk, fatty fish and fish oil. Unlike humans, dogs are not capable of synthesizing vitamin D from sunlight, so they need nutritional sources of the vitamin. Necessary for the bones and teeth (calcium absorption), the immune system and the muscular system. Deficiency can cause rickets, poor tooth condition, weakened bones and muscle function disorders.

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Vitamin E

A fat-soluble vitamin, which is mainly obtained from cold-pressed vegetable oil and egg yolk, and obtained in a certain quantity from meat and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant, which protects the body from oxidation reactions (oxidative stress). It is essential for muscles – particularly in active dogs – which are subjected to a lot of physical strain. Your dog will need more vitamin E if you feed him/her fatty food. Deficiency can lead to infertility, intestinal disorders (such as IBS), poor skin condition and muscle weakness.

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Folate

Folate is a nutrient belonging to the group of B vitamins which is mainly obtained from green vegetables and grain. It is important for cell division (during pregnancy) and for the formation of red blood cells. Deficiency can lead to anaemia and miscarriages. Dogs with kidney failure often suffer from folate deficiency. 

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)

Fructo-oligosaccharides are carbohydrates that are not digested in the stomach. They proceed through the digestive tract to the large intestine, where they begin to ferment. They are classified as prebiotics, which stimulate the growth of beneficial probiotics. They work in combination with probiotics to maintain intestinal health, prevent diarrhea and constipation, and promote the absorption and exploitation of nutrients.

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Hydrolysed Chicken Liver

Chicken liver is rich in vitamin A, iron and other nutrients. It is also an excellent source of other minerals, such as selenium and magnesium. Due to hydrolysation, chicken liver proteins may not necessarily give rise to symptoms, even if your dog is hypersensitive to chicken proteins.

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Iodine

The main sources are fish and seafood. Iodine is added to PrimaDog dry foods to enable us to ensure that animals have a sufficient intake in every phase of their lives. Iodine is important for the production of thyroid hormones and for maintaining normal thyroid function.

Iron

The main sources of iron are meat, fish, vegetables and lentils. Iron affects the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin in the body. Iron also plays an important role in oxygen delivery. Deficiency can cause anaemia, fatigue and a general loss of fitness. Strenuous physical activity and parasites will increase the amount of iron your dog needs.

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Lamb

A high-quality source of protein which dogs can usually tolerate well.

Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

Lingonberry is rich in organic acids, vitamins A, B and C, and trace elements. It also contains phytochemicals, which are known to be good for the urinary tract.

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Maize

Maize (corn) acts as an excellent binding agent to ensure the consistency of dry food pellets.

Manganese

Mainly obtained from vegetables, lentils and liver. Manganese is an antioxidant that promotes the formation of bones and connecting tissues. It is also important for energy metabolism and the nervous system.

Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS)

Mannan-oligosaccharides are prebiotics that support intestinal function and the immune system. MOS can help to prevent bacteria from binding with the intestines. Mannan-oligosacharides facilitate the growth of lactobacillus populations, and they are believed to adapt the immune response.

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Pea Starch

PrimaDog's dry foods only use the starch component of peas, so it does not weaken the absorption of nutrients such as iron and zinc. Unlike whole peas, pea starch contains very few phytates as these are bound in proteins. One of the roles of pea starch is to prevent the pellets of dry food from disintegrating.

Phosphor

Mainly obtained from meat. Phosphor works in combination with calcium, and the optimum calcium/phosphor ratio for dogs is 1.2–1.6:1 depending on the individual animal and its age. Phosphor plays a particularly important role in keeping the bones and teeth in good condition. Phosphor also contributes to optimal energy metabolism.

Potato

Potato is an excellent alternative to other carbohydrates such as rice or grain. Dogs can also utilise carbohydrates for energy.

Pumpkin

A very good plant-based source of fibre, calcium and magnesium.

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Salmon

An excellent source of protein and high-quality fatty acids. Fish proteins are very easy for dogs to use.

Salmon Oil

Salmon is a fatty fish, making it one of the best sources of fish oil. Salmon oil makes up 1–3% of all PrimaDog dry foods. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are contained in the oil, are very important for the heart and blood vessels, eyes, brain and nervous system. Omega-3 fatty acids are also good for the joint cartilage. After processing, salmon oil should contain no fish protein, but dogs who are extremely sensitive to salmon may also react to salmon oil.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Sea buckthorn contains vitamins A, B, C, and K, antioxidants, minerals and beneficial omega-3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids. Omega-7 is a very rare fatty acid. Sea buckthorn can have a positive effect on the well-being of the skin and mucous membranes.

Selenium

Selenium is an antioxidant which is mainly obtained from fish, meat, dairy products and seeds. It contributes to the immune function, and also plays an important role in maintaining the reproductive organs. It is also important for skin, fur and claw health. Deficiency can cause reproductive problems and poor skin and fur condition.

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Turkey

Dogs rarely have a problem tolerating turkey. Turkey is a high-quality source of protein, which is easy for dogs to utilize.

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Venison

A tasty source of protein which dogs can usually tolerate very well. Venison is rich in protein and iron.

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Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca, which originates in New Mexico, is a plant with positive health effects. Folk healers have traditionally used yucca for its ability to relieve infections and soothe the symptoms of arthritis. The plant contains several physiologically active phytochemicals, which are types of bioactive compounds. Plants are primarily used in dog food to reduce the odour of dog faeces.

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Zinc

The main sources of zinc are meat and dairy products, as well as liver. It keeps the fur, skin and claws in good condition. It also contributes to cell division and fertility. It also affects digestion in many ways. Deficiency can cause delayed healing of wounds, bone deformities, general loss of fitness, fertility problems and neurological problems.