BOREAL Back to Basics Dog Food (Dry) - Lower in ‘Glycemic Index’ - Grain Free for All Life Stages

Boreal

$33.65 
SKU: D0400L

HEALTHY PETS

Hi, My name is Dan Stevenson. I am getting worried! I have been in the pet industry over 25 years and in that time I have seen an increase in ‘fat pets getting sick’. Just like us humans, dogs and cats are eating too much of the wrong foods and like me and my gym avoiding friends, our pets are often not getting enough exercise. This leads not only to overweight issues but also to an increase in diabetes. New reports have 1 in 165 pets now being diagnosed with diabetes.

Healthy - Too many overweight dogs

Too many overweight dogs

In the media these days are many stories about going back to basics in diet, cutting out a lot of high sugar foods and breads while eating more vegetables and meat. The media are calling these types of people diets ‘Paleo’ in reference to early man and some call these diets ‘Grain-Free’. The idea is eating as our ancient ancestors ate, which sadly (for me) means cutting back on sweets and avoiding a number of foods from modern agriculture.

In pet food I believe the same issue is true, that we need to get back to a more basic diet and remove the ingredients that are leading to high blood sugar levels and spiking the diabetes issue. Scientists can measure how some foods cause a short-term rise in blood sugars – and these foods are typically labeled high in ‘Glycemic index’. Corn is much picked on as a grain that we all eat and has been a main ingredient in pet food. Grains like corn and wheat are part of the issue when trying to eat more ‘Paleo’ as corn and wheat products often cause spikes in blood sugars. By choosing low GI foods for our pet foods we can slow down your pets digestion, keep your pet fuller longer and help us all move a step away from Fat Dogs (and Cats).

So here is what we did. First – we took out all the high sugar, high GI carbs. That meant no corn, no wheat and just to be safe we said no ‘grain’. Next – we leaned on peas and beans as major carb sources. We can control the quality with Canadian grown products and we like the low GI scores. Finally we went to single meat proteins in almost all our foods. At BORÉAL we are trying to help you and your pets get back to basic nutrition!

 

DOG FOOD

Dog Food Exercise and the right diet

Exercise and the right diet

Boréal Pet Food – the art of healthy pets

Hugh and I have spent our working lives helping dog owners have more success. Over the past 20 plus years we have been committed to nutrition and dog health issues and we are more convinced than ever that all of us most change how we feed our dogs! Time to throw out the high carb foods and focus on a smart diet for your dog. Take a walk through our information and see if we have something to offer you and your best friend! For more on why I think a grain free pet food makes sense - click here.

Using only the finest Canadian ingredient sources, Boréal dog foods will allow you to control the protein and carb sources you feed and help keep weight off and your dogs energy levels where they belong. Most of our foods use a single source protein and we lean heavily on peas and beans to keep our foods healthy. We have added to our blends an antioxidant and a probiotic package to cover not only taste but digestion and health concerns.

We are trying to reduce the wrong kind of carbohydrates and really focus in on low GI – glycemic index – starches. By basing our foods on low GI foods like peas, beans and single protein meat sources we think your pet will feel full longer after they eat and the diet will help keep blood sugar levels from fluctuating. Add in the right amount of exercise and we think this is a smart way to feed your pets.

WILD SALMON

Wild Salmon bagOur Boréal Wild Salmon diet is a grain free dog food using salmon as a single source novel protein.  This is an everyday diet which can be used to help keep weight off your dog as well can be used as a hypoallergenic formula. Using a core of beans and peas to replace the grains found in many dog foods we also add in a herbal pack including blueberries and cranberries which improve the taste of the food as well add antioxidants with all their health benefits. Bags 25 lb. and 8.8 lb.

Ingredients

Fresh Salmon, Salmon Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of Vitamin E), Northern White Pea Bean, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Fish Digest , Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Methionine, Lecithin, Mannanoligosaccharides, Chicory Root (Fructooligosaccharides), Dried Whole Fruits & Vegetables (Apple, Carrot, Cranberry, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato), Calcium Carbonate Zinc Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Digestive Pack (PROBIOTIC BACTERIA – Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Lactobacillus acidophillus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium, DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – Papain, Bromelain, Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product), Herbal Pack (Blueberries, Cranberries, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass, Spirulina), Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid

Feed Analysis

Protein (Minimum) 29.0%
Fat (Miniumum) 15.0%
Fibre (Maximum) 3.5%
Calcium (Minimum) 1.6%
Phosporous (Minimum) 1.1%
Moisture (Maximum) 10.0%
Linolec Acid (Omega-6 EFA) 2.0%
Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA)* 0.6%
Zinc 100  ppm
Meat Content in Formula 69%
Energy 445 kcal/cup
Typical Carbohydrate Content (NFE) 30.25%
Typical Carbohydrate Content 83.2g/1000 kcal

Wild Salmon Suggested Daily Rations

Dog Weight
Daily Feedings
Lbs Kg Cups Grams
3-17 lbs 1.4-7.7 kg 1/4 to 1 28-110
18-23 lbs 7.7-10.4 kg 1 to 1 1/4 110-138
24-45 lbs 10.4-20.4 kg 1 1/4 to 2 138-220
46-65 lbs 20.4-29.5 kg 2-2 1/2 220-275
66-85 lbs 29.5-38.6 kg 2 1/2 to 3 275-330
86-105 lbs 38.6-47.6 kg 3-3 1/2 330-385
106-125 lbs 47.6-56.7 kg 3 1/2-4 385-440

TURKEY

Turkey bagOur Boréal Turkey diet is a grain free dog food using turkey.  This is an everyday diet which can be used to help keep weight off your dog as well can be used as a hypoallergenic formula. Using a core of beans and peas to replace the grains found in many dog foods we also add in a herbal pack including blueberries and cranberries which improve the taste of the food as well add antioxidants with all their health benefits. Bags 25 lb. and 8.8 lb.

Ingredients

Fresh Turkey, Chicken Meal, Peas, Dried Whole Egg, Pea Starch, Chicken and Turkey Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherals), source of Vitamin E), Northern White Pea Bean, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Chicken Digest, Flaxseed, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Zinc Methionine, Mannanoligosaccharides, Chicory Root (Fructooligosaccharides), Dried Whole Fruits & Vegetables ( Apple, Carrot, Cranberry, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Digestive Pack (PROBIOTIC BACTERIA – Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Lactobacillus acidophillus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium, DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – Papain, Bromelain, Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product), Herbal Pack (Blueberries, Cranberries, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass, Spirulina) Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid

Feed Analysis

Protein (Minimum) 29.0%
Fat (Miniumum) 17.0%
Fibre (Maximum) 3.5%
Calcium (Minimum) 1.2%
Phosporous (Minimum) 0.8%
Moisture (Maximum) 10.0%
Linolec Acid (Omega-6 EFA) 2.75%
Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA)* 0.3%
Zinc 100  ppm
Meat Content in Formula 65%
Energy 460 kcal/cup
Typical Carbohydrate Content (NFE) 28.90%
Typical Carbohydrate Content 76.7g/1000 kcal

Turkey  Suggested Daily Rations

Dog Weight
Daily Feedings
Lbs Kg Cups Grams
3-17 lbs 1.4-7.7 kg 1/4 to 1 28-110
18-23 lbs 7.7-10.4 kg 1 to 1 1/4 110-138
24-45 lbs 10.4-20.4 kg 1 1/4 to 2 138-220
46-65 lbs 20.4-29.5 kg 2-2 1/2 220-275
66-85 lbs 29.5-38.6 kg 2 1/2 to 3 275-330
86-105 lbs 38.6-47.6 kg 3-3 1/2 330-385
106-125 lbs 47.6-56.7 kg 3 1/2-4 385-440

LAMB

lamb-bagOur BOREAL Lamb diet is a grain free food using lamb as a single source novel protein. This is an everyday diet which can be used to help keep weight off your dog as well can be used as a hypoallergenic formula. Using a core of beans and peas to replace the grains found in many dog foods we also add in a herbal pack including blueberries and cranberries which improve the taste of the food as well add antioxidants with all their health benefits. Bags 25 lb. and 8.8 lb.

Ingredients

Fresh Lamb, Lamb Meal, Peas, Dried Whole Eggs, Pea Starch, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherals), source of Vitamin E), Northern White Pea Bean, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Flaxseed, Chicken Digest, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Zinc Methionine, Mannanoligosaccharides, Chicory Root (Fructooligosaccharides), Dried Whole Fruits & Vegetables (Apple, Carrot, Cranberry, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Digestive Pack (PROBIOTIC BACTERIA – Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Lactobacillus acidophillus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium, DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – Papain, Bromelain, Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product), Herbal Pack (Blueberries, Cranberries, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass, Spirulina) ,Taurine, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid

Feed Analysis

Protein (Minimum) 28.0%
Fat (Miniumum) 18.0%
Fibre (Maximum) 3.0%
Calcium (Minimum) 1.5%
Phosporous (Minimum) 1.0%
Moisture (Maximum) 10.0%
Linolec Acid (Omega-6 EFA) 2.5%
Linolenic Acid (Omega-3 EFA)* 0.3%
Zinc 100  ppm
Meat Content in Formula 64%
Energy 455 kcal/cup
Typical Carbohydrate Content (NFE) 32.5%
Typical Carbohydrate Content 86.6g/1000 kcal

Lamb Suggested Daily Rations

Dog Weight
Daily Feedings
Lbs Kg Cups Grams
3-17 lbs 1.4-7.7 kg 1/4 to 1 28-110
18-23 lbs 7.7-10.4 kg 1 to 1 1/4 110-138
24-45 lbs 10.4-20.4 kg 1 1/4 to 2 138-220
46-65 lbs 20.4-29.5 kg 2-2 1/2 220-275
66-85 lbs 29.5-38.6 kg 2 1/2 to 3 275-330
86-105 lbs 38.6-47.6 kg 3-3 1/2 330-385
106-125 lbs 47.6-56.7 kg 3 1/2-4

385-440