Carna4 Grain-free Duck is whole food nutrition for all life stages of your dog. Their Canadian-made pet food starts with fresh duck (they use the muscle and flesh, no by-products) from humanely-raised ducks on Quebec and Ontario farms. No meat or vegetable meals, ever. We then add pork liver, whole eggs, clean, de-boned herring, whole produce, our certified organic sprouted seeds and nutrient-rich kelp We then quick-bake & gently dry it to give your dog highly digestible vitamins and minerals, without grain or synthetic additives of any kind. No vitamin needed, ever.
Their natural ingredients, particularly fresh duck, liver, eggs and certified organic sprouted seeds, provide your dog a clean, complete diet that is every-day-easy. The sprouted seed mix offers a wealth of super-nutrients, including high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids. By using these seeds in a sprouted state, they are able to boost their food’s bio-available amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, Omega-3s and antioxidants to levels far exceeding AAFCO standards. And thanks to the sprouted seeds, Carna4 is LOW GLYCEMIC and LOW GLUTEN – ideal for sensitive dogs. They use only 100% true food and you can easily pronounce the name of every ingredient in Carna4 because all are grown only on Canadian and American farms – not overseas factories.
They have made several improvements to their original Duck formula in our continual quest to produce the best grain free dog food possible. In 2016 they:
- Added more duck to raise protein from 27% to 29%.
- Replaced salmon with herring as #5 ingredient.
- Replaced potato with ground fava beans as #6 ingredient.
- Replaced whole peas with organic sprouted peas.
- Removed rosemary as last ingredient.
In particular, the addition of fava beans is an innovative alternative to potatoes or dried peas in creating their state-of-the-art grain-free diet. Once cooked (at least to the extent as our quick-bake Carna4 process), fava beans become a highly digestible, safe and nutritious source of minerals, especially magnesium, potassium, folate and zinc; vitamins including niacin (B3), thiamin (B1), A ,C, K and beta carotene.