Beef Meat, Raw Ground Bone, & Organ Meat: Beef Protein is an excellent natural source of Selenium, Vitamin B-12, Zinc, and Iron. The raw ground bone is a simple unadulterated sourse of Calcium and Phosphorus. OC RAW DOG Beef & Produce provides your companion with a flavorful variety. All have two sorces for our beef, one is located in Texas, the other is local in the Los Angeles area.
Carrots: Carrots are good source of Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotene's. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.
Apples: Apples are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Dietary Fiber. Apples have been shown to help reduce blood cholesterol, improve bowel function, reduce risk of stroke, promote healthy lung functions due to the fiber and phytonutrients present in the apples.
Broccoli: A very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, C, K, B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Also a good source of added protein, Vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Phosphorous and Selenium. This has been shown to fend off cancer, osteoporosis, birth defects, and heart disease. It can also boost your immunity.
Spinach: Contains Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Acorn Squash: Acorn Squash is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Folate and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Thiamine, Potassium and Manganese. Acorn squash have been found to have anti-cancer type effects. specifically the ability to prevent cell mutations (cancer-like changes).
Beets: Beets are a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Beets are of great therapeutic value. They have properties to clean the kidneys and gall bladder.
Parsley: Parsley is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Parsley's volatile oils-particularly myristicin-have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells.
Blueberries: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. Blueberries are not only a powerful antioxidant but also have been proved to preserve vision.
Basil Powder: Basil is said to improve the immune and digestive systems as well as the cardiovascular system. It is reported to aid in the treatment of various forms of cancer and rid the body of certain bacteria.
Alfalfa Powder: In animal studies alfalfa has been shown to reduce blood cholestrol levels and plaque deposits on artery walls. Alfalfa is a source of chlorophyll, which is a prominant ingredient in most commercial breath freshners.
Chicken Meat, Ground Bone, Necks & Organ Meat: Chicken Meat is a highly digestible protein and contains essential amino acids - the building blocks for healthy growth and repair of the body. Containing natural levels of Calcium and Phosphorus. Also providing your dog with naturally occurring compounds Glucosamine and Chondroitin insure healthy joints.
Cod Liver Oil: This food is very low in Sodium. It is also a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D. It also provides your dog with omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential for the healthy function of the brain, the heart, the joints, the digestive system and many other systems of the body. Another benefit of cod liver oil is related to its vitamin E content, which helps the body process the fatty acids, is an essential antioxidant and promotes the health of the skin and coat.
Calcium Carbonate: Calcium Carbonate is the true complete food grade form of solid calcium. The AAFCO requires that any dog or cat food be equal in calcuim and phosphorus. Chicken bone is not a naturally a one to one ratio. This is why we add calcium carbonate to increase the calcium ratios in the food.
Sardines: Sardines are one of the few sources of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a nutrient found the body's cells. In a nutshell, it's believed to have antioxidant properties and is said to enhance physical energy. Studies have also found that CoQ10 benefits those with cardiovascular diseases, particularly hypertension and congestive heart failure. In addition to CoQ10, these little nutritional powerhouses are also ample sources of vitamin B12, selenium, omega-3 oils, protein, phosphorus and vitamin D.
Apple Cider Vinegar: We use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and from their website they state Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in enzymes and potassium, it suppots a healthy immune system, helps control weight, promotes digestion and ph Balance, helps maintain helathy skin, and relieves muscle pain from exercise.
Turkey Protein: is low in fat and high in protein. It is an excelent source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins. The ground bone is a natrual source of calcium and phosphorus and a natural teeth cleaner.
Lamb Meat, Lamb Trim, Ground Lamb Bone, & Lamb Tripe: Lamb is another good sourse of protein for dogs. Espically for dogs whom may be allergic to poultry. Lamb is a a great source of zinc and iron. And is avery good source of Vitamin B espicaly B-12. We source or lamb domestically and from New Zealand.
Pollok Filets: This is a unique protein source for dogs. This is an excellent option for dogs with extreme food allergies or for breed specific applications. Dogs like akitas or huskies who originate where fish are a major protein source do very well and thoroughly enjoy this fish. The predominate source of our fish is filets from white fish which are very lean in fat. White fish is rich in a number of B vitamins such as niacin (B3), which is needed to promote healthy cells and to help eliminate toxins from the body and pyridoxine (B6), which keeps the skin, nervous system and red blood cells healthy. White fish is also rich in several essential minerals such as iron, phosphorus, selenium, and iodine.
Green Beans: Green Beans are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. These are both important for maintaining optimum health, and are also valuable antioxidants. Green beans offer additional antioxidants in the forms of manganese and a variety of cartenoids and flavonoids. All of these in tandem make green beans an antioxidant powerhouse, which is crucial in preventing various cancers and heart diseases. Antioxidants perform this function by seeking out and neutralizing free radicals that damage cells. These damaged cells, in turn, damage other cells in their vicinity, creating a chain reaction that negatively affects your health.
Beyond their antioxidant benefits, the high levels of calcium, vitamin K, magnesium, phosphorous and silicon all support stronger, healthier bones. Evidence is also beginning to emerge showing that green beans has anti-inflammation benefits, and may also prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes with the ability to aid in the process of sugar in the body and stabilize insulin levels. And, to boot, green beans pack in a bunch of dietary fiber into a few calories, leaving your digestive track clean and healthy.
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is incredibly rich in vital anti-oxidants and vitamins. This vegetable is very low in calories yet good source of vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants like leutin, xanthins and carotenes. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compoundes like alpha and beta carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body. Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in reitina of the eyes. Thus, it helps protect from "age related macular disease" (ARMD). Pumpkin is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid and is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. We utilize the whole pumpkin including the seeds which are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids which are good for heart health. In addition, they are very good in protein, minerals and many health benefiting vitamins. The seeds are an excellent source of health promoting amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to GABA in the brain.
Papaya: Papaya contains Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A, Phosphorus and Potassium. As well as containing vitamin E and K. We include the papaya seeds which have some significant health benefits; they include protection against E. coli, Salmonella and Staph infections and certain kidney diseases. Papaya seeds extract are also known to get rid of intestinal parasites and they also help in detoxifying the liver. Papaya contains enzyme health benefits which come from papain and chymonpapain, the two very important enzymes of the fruit. These enzymes aid in the digestion of protein in the body. Out of the two, papain is the most abundant and most active. The antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene also aid to reducing any inflammatory symptoms.
Honey: Raw honey boosts immunity and the digestive system because it has 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and about 500 live enzymes in one table spoon. Unlike processed and refined sugar, honey is easily digestible. Honey also helps to metabolize fatty acid.
Cranberries: Have several health benefits to maintain urinary tract health they contain a compound that prevents microorganisms from adhering to cells of the urinary tract. They have what researchers call "anti-adhesion" properties that can help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections. The same compound aids in the Dental Health using the same "anti-adhesion" property prevents bacteria from forming in the mouth. They might reduce the formation of harmful plaque that leads to gum disease. Cranberries aid in Heart Health by reducing bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and raise levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. They contain Anti Cancer Antioxidants that have been found to inhibit the formation of cancer cells. As well as anti-ulcer benefits from the tannins found in cranberries which can prevent the adhesion of ulcer causing bacteria in the stomach.
Rabbit Meat: Is classified as poultry. Like chicken or turkey but is extremely lean with more protein and significantly less fat. But unlike the common proteins of chicken and turkey dogs and cats who are allergic to poultry can usually digest rabbit without allergy symptoms. Other benefits of rabbit meat include the following: there is no cholesterol found in rabbit meat making it a fantastic option for dogs who have a history of cardiac disease. Rabbit meat contains fewer calories when comparing ounce per ounce of chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb making it a fantastic option for dogs needing to lose a few pounds without significantly cutting the portion size.
Olive Oil: Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants like chlorophyll, carotenoids and vitamin E scientists have identified a compound in olive oil called oleuropein which prevents the LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. It is the oxidized cholesterol that sticks to the walls of the arteries and forms plaque. A study published in the January 2005 issue of Annals of Oncology has identified oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil, as having the ability to reduce the affect of an oncogene (a gene that will turn a host cell into a cancer cell). This particular oncogene is associated with the rapid growth of breast cancer tumors. The conclusion of the researchers was that oleic acid when combined with drug therapy encouraged the self-destruction of aggressive, treatment-resistant cancer cells thus destroying the cancer. Olive oil has been positively indicated in studies on prostate and endometrial cancers as well.
Unlike other fats, which are associated with a higher risk of colon cancer, olive oil helps protect the cells of the colon from carcinogens. A study published in the November 2003 issue of Food Chemistry Toxicology suggests that the antioxidants in olive oil reduce the amount of carcinogens formed when meat is cooked. Olive oil is also linked to lower triglyceride levels.
Goat Meat: Not only is goat meat lower in total fat and cholesterol, but it is also lower in saturated fats than traditional meats. Less saturated fats and a relatively high proportion of total unsaturated fats make goat a very healthy meat choice. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, saturated fats (bad fats) increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions, while unsaturated fats (good fats) improve blood cholesterol levels, ease inflammation, stabilize heart rhythms, and play a number of other beneficial roles.
Rosemary Powder: Rosemary powder is high in iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It contains two important ingredients - caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid – both of which are potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that may shield the brain from free radicals, lowering the risk of strokes and diseases like Alzheimer’s, ALS. Rosemary has the ability to reduce inflammation (inflammation is associated with contributing to asthma, liver disease and heart disease). It is a rich source of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) a potent antioxidant, which contributes to its free radical fighting powers further still. Rosemary boosts the functioning of the liver and acts as a mild diuretic to help reduce swelling. It also helps to lower blood sugar and raise blood pressure.
Sage Powder: Like rosemary, another member of the mint family, sage contains a variety of antioxidants — in the form of volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids. Sage also contains antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and peroxidase. When combined, these components of sage all give it a unique capacity for providing benefits associated with the top antioxidant foods. Sage contains rosmarinic acid, which is a potent antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory agent. Rosmarinic acid can be readily absorbed and acts to reduce harmful inflammation. Increased intake of sage as a seasoning in food is recommended for persons with inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, as well as bronchial asthma and atherosclerosis. Research confirms what herbalists have long known: sage is an outstanding memory enhancer. Sage helps provide better brain function and has been used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease for over a thousand years. Research has suggested that it may be an effective option to help treat Alzheimer`s disease.