Dogs are carnivores. Despite their modern lifestyle, their general metabolism and in particular their digestive system are identical to their ancestors'... Therefore their physiological needs remain those of carnivores..."
To best meet their nutritional needs, the diet we give our dogs must contain the foods they eat by instinct in nature. However, we have to take into account their present lifestyle (regular meals, overall less physical activity...).
Le "INSTINCT" concept is simple. It consists of including in our dogs' diets a high quantity of varied fresh meat, ensuring they get the right protein, which minimizing ingredients high in carbohydrates, such as cereals, which are not their natural diet. In other words, "INSTINCT" offers a Biologically Appropriate Reliable Food (BARF)
"INSTINCT" food has been developed for this purpose; that is to say, in the right proportions for our dogs' nutritional needs by using fresh meat, vegetables and balanced quantities of animal fatty acids.
ATLANTIC TEN FISH is specially developed from 10 species of Atlantic Ocean fish based on the concept that:
- 80% ANIMAL ORIGIN INGREDIENTS
- 20% FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND PLANTS
- 0% ADDED CEREAL
Unlike traditional petfood, "INSTINCT" strives to diversify its meat sources to be stay true to dogs' natural diet in nature (depending on the prey that day).
The unique recipes of "INSTINCT" have been developed to respect the "benefits of nature", to ensure out pets live long and healthy lives.
HIGH MEAT CONTENT
"Dogs are carnivores." Therefore, their physiology is genetically programmed to metabolize mainly meat-based ingredients (prominent canine teeth, short digestive tract...) and not food high in carbohydrates such as the cereals contained in traditional pet food.
LOW IN CARBOHYDRATES
Nutritionally, our dogs needs very little in the way of carbohydrates. Their diet is almost exclusively meat-based. There metabolism is essentially different from that of omnivores. The energy balance resulting from the use of carbohydrates is very low compared to that from metabolizing animal fatty acids.
NO ADDED CEREAL
A dog's physiology is not designed to metabolize large quantities of cereals. Unlike traditional pet foods, "INSTINCT" is primarily mainly made up of fresh ingredients, mainly varied meat-based and no cereals. Indeed, high levels of carbohydrates from cereals contribute to obesity, diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance. It is the main cause of health problems in our dogs today.
Vegetables are the preferred source of vitamins, minerals and fiber essential for the health of our dogs. They have the advantage of being a bioavailable food source with a much lower carbohydrate content than cereals.
Dogs instinctively hunt the benefits of certain plants to ensure their natural vitality, eliminate toxins, and strengthen their bodies.
NO VEGETABLE OILS
"Dogs are carnivores." They clearly need animal fatty acids and not vegetable. "INSTINCT" therefore features animal fatty acids, because they are metabolized to provide the energy a dog's body needs much more effectively than vegetable-based fatty acids.
To stay healthy our dogs need essential fatty acids such as omega 3. To guarantee their health and best physical condition, it is essential to ensure a diet with animal-origin omega 3, rather than vegetable-based omega 3 which are only barely metabolizable.
BLEND OF MINERALS
Traditional dry petfood is often made of animal-origin flour and therefore provides a very large and uncontrolled intake of minerals. "INSTINCT" uses mainly sources of deboned fresh meat for protein intake; it has the advantage of providing a perfectly controlled intake of natural minerals to precisely meet dogs' needs and promote health.
Best before: 18 months