Carna4 - Dry Food for Dogs - Grain Free Air-Dried Duck Recipe - 3LB

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Overview:

Carna4 Grain-free Duck is whole food nutrition for all life stages of your dog. Our Canadian-made pet food starts with fresh duck (we 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 pre-mix needed, ever.

Our natural ingredients, particularly our fresh duck, liver, eggs and certified organic sprouted seeds, provide your dog a clean, complete diet that is every-day-easy. Our 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, we boost our food’s bio-available amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, Omega-3s and antioxidants to levels far exceeding AAFCO standards. And thanks to our sprouted seeds, Carna4 is LOW GLYCEMIC and LOW GLUTEN – ideal for sensitive dogs. We 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.

We have made several improvements to our original Duck formula in our continual quest to produce the best grain free dog food possible. In 2016 we:
  • 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.
Ingredient List – NEW IMPROVED Grain-free Duck Formula:

Duck, pork liver, eggs, ground organic sprouted barley seed, herring, ground fava beans, sweet potato, ground organic sprouted flaxseed, ground organic sprouted lentils, ground organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp.…Nothing Else

  • Eggs – As a perfect complement to our fresh table-grade chicken and its iron-rich liver, eggs serve up plentiful protein with essential amino acids needed for growth and muscle development, plus naturally occurring vitamin E and 14 key nutrients.
  • Herring – An excellent source of protein, calcium, Omega-3s and vitamin D for helping to maintain strong bones with a shiny skin and coat, warding against inflammatory conditions like arthritis and combating infection. Herring is also high in DHA and EPA.
  • Organic Sprouted Barley Seed, Flaxseed, Lentils and Peas – Our Flora4 blend of some of the best natural sources of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes that supply optimum, bio-available nutrition for dogs of any age, size or breed.
  • Fava Beans – are loaded with minerals, especially magnesium, potassium, folate and zinc; vitamins including niacin (B3), thiamin (B1), A ,C, K and beta carotene. They are low calorie and have no saturated fat but plenty of fatty acids. When cooked, Fava beans are a nutrition power-house.
  • Whole Sweet Potatoes & Carrots – Rooted with natural sources of antioxidants, beta carotene (vitamin A), B vitamins and various minerals, including iron and niacin, these garden vegetables add essential nourishment to your dog’s diet.
  • Whole Apples – This scrumptious fruit adds vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants, while its pectin provides soluble fiber to keep your dog ‘regular’ and help reduce colon cancer risks.
  • Kelp – This nutritious plant provides amino acids, vitamins and naturally occurring trace minerals, including iodine and potassium, as well as other essential micronutrients.

We test every batch of Carna4 for 15 different pathogens and toxins. Nothing leaves our bakery until it is checked thoroughly for safety.

Nutrient Content:

Carna4 Hand Crafted Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages – but offers much more. In fact, our nutrient content exceeds AAFCO requirements in all cases. You can see for yourself in the following table:

THE DATA IN THIS TABLE REPRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT TEST RESULTS OF OUR FOOD. THERE MAY BE SMALL VARIANCES COMPARED TO THE INFORMATION ON THE PRINTED BAGS YOU PURCHASE AS WE CONTINUALLY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE QUALITY OF OUR INGREDIENTS.


NUTRIENT Carna4 Duck (min. per kg – as fed) Carna4 Chicken (min. per kg – as fed) Carna4 Fish (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Growth (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Adult (min. per kg – as fed)
Crude Protein 29% 29% 29% 20.2% 18%
Crude Fat 15% 15% 15% 7.4% 5.5%
Crude Fiber 4% (max) 4% (max) 4% (max) n/a n/a
Moisture 10% (max) 10% (max) 10% (max) n/a n/a
Amino Acids
Arginine 2.80% 2.80% 3.12% 0.90% 0.46%
Histidine 1.00% 1.00% 0.97% 0.40% 0.17%
Isoleucine 1.70% 1.60% 1.61% 0.64% 0.34%
Leucine 3.00% 2.20% 2.59% 1.16% 0.61%
Lysine 3.10% 2.70% 3.31% 0.81% 0.57%
Methionine; cysteine 1.40% 1.40% 2.88% 0.63% 0.58%
Phenylalanine; tyrosine 2.80% 2.80% 2.29% 1.17% 0.67%
Threonine 1.70% 1.70% 1.23% 0.94% 0.43%
Tryptophan 0.42% 0.45% 0.32% 0.18% 0.14%
Valine 1.23% 1.6% 1.77% 0.61% 0.44%
Taurine 0.24% 0.19% 0.25% n/a n/a
NUTRIENT Carna4 Duck (min. per kg – as fed) Carna4 Chicken (min. per kg – as fed) Carna4 Fish (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Growth (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Adult (min. per kg – as fed)
Fatty Acids
Arachidonic Acid 0.16% 0.20% 0.18% n/a n/a
Linoleic Acid 2.5% 3.6% 1.25% 1.17% 1.0%
Omega-3s 1.7% 1.10% 1.90% n/a n/a
Omega-6s 2.6% 3.6% 3.80% n/a n/a
DHA & EPA 1.15% 1.05% 1.15 % na/ n/a
Minerals & Essential Nutrients
Calcium 1.2% 1.3% >1.3% 1.1% 0.45%
Chloride 0.79% 0.80% TBA% 0.40% 0.11%
Copper 7 mg 14 mg 17 mg 11.2 mg 6.6 mg
Iodine 2.9 mg 2.2 mg 3.44 mg 0.90 mg 0.90 mg
Iron 180 mg 120 mg 130 mg 79 mg 36 mg
Magnesium 0.15% 0.13% 0.15% 0.05% 0.05%
Manganese 26 mg 26 mg TBA mg 6.5 mg 4.50 mg
Phosphorous 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 0.9% 0.4%
Ca:P Ratio 1.2:1 1.3:1 1.2:1 1:1 1:1
Potassium 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.5% 0.5%
Selenium 1.2 mg 0.80 mg 1.0 mg 0.31 mg 0.31 mg
Sodium 0.33% 0.33% 0.33% 0.27% 0.07%
Zinc 230 mg 190 mg 190 mg 90 mg 72 mg
NUTRIENT Carna4 Duck (min. per kg – as fed) Carna4 Chicken (min. per kg – as fed) Carn4 Fish (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Growth (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Adult (min. per kg – as fed)
Vitamins
Vitamin A 17,000 IU 16,000 IU 14,600 IU 4,500 IU 4,500 IU
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 9.0 mg 7.0 mg 12 mg 2.0 mg 2.0 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.4 mg 6.1 mg 8.1 mg 4.7 mg 4.7 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 43 mg 40 mg 40 mg 12.2 mg 12.2 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 26 mg 26 mg 23 mg 10.8 mg 10.8 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 10 mg 7.6 mg 9.8 mg 1.3 mg 1.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0.22 mg 0.22 mg 0.16 mg 0.03 mg 0.03 mg
Vitamin K 0.75 mg 0.70 mg 0.75 mg n/a n/a
Folic Acid 0.90 mg 1.0 mg 1.1 mg 0.19 mg 0.19 mg
Beta Carotene 1.8 mg 1.8 mg 1.8 mg n/a n/a
Choline 2,600 mg 1,900 mg 1,950 mg 1,224mg 1,224 mg
Vitamin C 570 mg 515 mg 570 mg n/a n/a
Vitamin D 2,100 IU 1,100 IU 2,200 IU 450 IU 450 IU
Vitamin E 340 IU 340 IU 390 IU 45 IU 45 IU
NUTRIENT Carna4 Duck (min. per kg – as fed) Carna4 Chicken (min. per kg – as fed) Carna Fish (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Growth (min. per kg – as fed) AAFCO Adult (min. per kg – as fed)
Total Probiotics 18 billion cfu 18 billion cfu 18 billion cfu n/a n/a
Bacillus coagulan 89 million cfu 89 million cfu 89 million cfu n/a n/a
Bacillus subtilis 45 million cfu 45 million cfu 45 million cfu n/a n/a
Bifidobacterium bifidum 730 million cfu 730 million cfu 730 million cfu n/a n/a
Bifidobacterium infantis 98 million cfu 98 million cfu 98 million cfu n/a n/a
Enterococcus faecium 61 million cfu 61 million cfu 61 million cfu n/a n/a
Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.09 billion cfu 1.09 billion cfu 1.09 billion cfu n/a n/a
Lactobacillus casei 370 million cfu 370 million cfu 370 million cfu n/a n/a
Lactobacillus lactis 1.65 billion cfu 1.65 billion cfu 1.65 billion cfu n/a n/a
Lactobacillus plantarum 116 million cfu 116 million cfu 116 million cfu n/a n/a
Saccharomyces boulardii 58 million cfu 58 million cfu 58 million cfu n/a n/a
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 226 million cfu 226 million cfu 226 million cfu n/a n/a
Prebiotics 1.9% 1.9 % 1.9 %
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) 10,250 mg 10,180 mg 10,200 mg n/a n/a
Mannooligosaccharides (MOS) 9,020 mg 8,970 mg 9,000 mg n/a n/a
Inulin 160 mg 160 mg 160 mg n/a n/a
Digestive Enzymes
Lypase 449,000 LU 450,200 LU 450,000 LU n/a n/a
Amylase 37,400 DU 30,100 DU 31,000 DU n/a n/a
Cellulase 474,000 CU 467,800 CU 470,000 CU n/a n/a
Protease 17,300 PU 12,450 PU 14,000 PU n/a n/a

Please note that Carna4’s “Guaranteed Minimum per kg as fed” is our food’s guaranteed nutrient content in its regular state in the bag, including moisture.

Recommended Daily Feeding Guide

Ideal daily feeding portions will vary for different dogs, depending on age, size, breed, environment and activity levels. Because Carna4 is so concentrated in high quality nutrients that are easily absorbed by your dog, you will need to feed 10% to 15% fewer cups per day than most other dry foods. The amounts shown below are guidelines only and you should carefully monitor your dog’s weight, until an ideal balance is found:

8 fl. oz. Cups per Day

Weight (lbs) Puppy Less than 6 mos. Puppy 6 to 12 mos. Adult Active Adult Less Active or Senior Dog
3 7/8 5/8 3/8 1/2 1/4
5 1 1/4 7/8 1/2 5/8 3/8
10 1 7/8 1 1/4 5/8 7/8 1/2
15 2 1/2 1 3/4 7/8 1 1/8 3/4
20 3 1/8 2 1/2 1 1/4 1 1/2 7/8
30 3 3/4 3 1 1/2 2 1/8 1 1/4
40 4 3/8 3 1/2 1 7/8 2 1/2 1 5/8
50 5 1/2 4 3/8 2 1/4 2 3/4 2
For large dogs, add 50 lb serving plus 1/4 cup of food per 10 lb of bodyweight over 50 lb.

You may choose to add water to soften Carna4 Easy-Chew for puppies and older dogs with biting difficulties. Add ¼ cup water to one cup of Carna4 and let stand for a minute to create softer nuggets.