Ingredients

    Dog Food | Dog Treats | Horse Treats
We use nothing but fresh, wholesome ingredients in Bona-Fido® to give your dog the best, most naturally nutritious food possible.  Everything found in our dog food can be found in your local grocery store and your own kitchen!



Bona-Fido® Gardens currently supply much of the produce for our products, including string beans, blueberries, zucchini, yellow squash, and pumpkin .  We do not use chemicals in our gardens and many of our vegetables are heirlooms (non GMO)!  We also purchase ingredients from local farms when possible.

Here are all of the ingredients we use in our products and why they're so great!

Chicken
Easily digestible and contains high amounts of the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids required in a dog’s diet. Whole broilers/fryers are used (meat, skin, bones, cartilage, organ meat) - fine-grind process.

Eggs
High in protein and an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.

Rolled Oats
Oatmeal is an excellent carbohydrate source for energy. It is a high quality grain source that is rich in B vitamins and minimizes allergic reactions typically associated with wheat and corn. Whole oats are the whole grain with hull and bran. Oatmeal is known to help protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer as well as help to lower cholesterol and maintain the proper levels of blood sugar.

Brown Rice
Rich in fiber, reduces the possibility of heart diseases, helps avoid abrupt spikes in sugar levels, helps digestion and reduces constipation.  Some medical tests have indicated that the health benefits of brown rice could include controlling high blood pressure. Besides high fiber content, brown rice also contains proteins, carbohydrates, and other nutrients like B vitamins, manganese, selenium and iron.

Carrot
Not only do carrots add healthy antioxidants to your dog's diet, they also are an excellent source of insoluble and soluble fiber which can promote intestinal health in your dog.  High in beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, C, D, E, K, iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sulphur, and copper.  

Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes have much more nutrition than regular potatoes (sweet potatoes really aren't potatoes!).  They're rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, and are classified as an anti-diabetic food.   Notable nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, iron.  High in vitamins A, C & E, and selenium, and rich in protease inhibitors which have been found to stop cancer in animals.  Protease inhibitors also protect the body against viruses.  Also helps lower the risk of cancer.

Green Beans
Green beans are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C.  They are very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, iron, folate, and vitamin A as well as calcium, protein, magnesium, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and copper.

Kale
Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, containing fiber, calcium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is also a good source of the minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.  Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K, and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.  Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.  Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Zucchini
Zucchini is high in Vitamin C and lutein, so it is excellent for the eyes and helps to reduce bruising.  Zucchini contains good amounts of folate, potassium, and vitamin A, all of which have been linked with cancer prevention.

Yellow Squash
Low in calories and provide a good amount of vitamin C, potassium, iron, folate, beta carotene and lutein.

Turnips
Turnips provide an excellent source of vitamins B6, C,  fiber, folic acid, calcium, manganese, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and copper.  They also offer a very good source of thiamine, potassium, niacin, and magnesium.

Pumpkin
Pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber and great for digestive health. Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar or spice) can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhea.   The oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron, and may even reduce the likelihood your pet will develop cancer.

Blueberries
A good source of manganese, and a very good source of dietary fiber and vitamin K.   Antioxident.

Cranberries
Cranberries contain bacteria-blocking compounds that are believed to be helpful in preventing urinary tract infections, and scientists now think this same function may be useful in blocking the bacteria responsible for ulcers and certain oral bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Researchers are investigating its potential against cancer, stroke and viral infections.

Flax
Flaxseed oil seems to be anti-cancerous and is also effective in improving the skin and coat conditions of dogs.  Flaxseed oil can be a dietary source of soluble fiber. Increasing soluble fiber in the diet can help counter tendencies to constipation.
    

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Used as an antibacterial/antifungal agent. There is on-going research on the effects on diabetes, weight loss, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Kelp
Kelp has high fiber content and is important for the proper function of the thyroid gland. It is recognized for anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-rheumatic properties and also for its ability to cleanse the digestive tract, and prevent the absorption of toxic metals.

This is Atlantic Kelp harvested off the coast of Maine; known as Norwegian kelp, knotted kelp, knotted wrack or egg wrack. It is rich in iodine and complex minerals, and has a salty taste due to the presence of macro and micronutrients.  Kelp is nature's best source of iodine.  Seaweed, algae, and kelp can serve as excellent sources of minerals such as iron, iodine, potassium, and trace minerals. Sea vegetables also have a high digestible protein level. Brown algae is the most nutritious of sea vegetables. It is an excellent source of potassium.    





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