Zignature® Grain-Free Duck Formula Dog Food 27 Lbs
Dogs love poultry, duck is a highly nutritious and tasty choice for all canines. Duck meat is extremely palatable and is great source of high quality animal protein. A 100 gram portion of the duck meat without skin contains 140 calories. Duck is also a good source of vitamins A, B3 and C. Minerals include iron, selenium and calcium. These nutrients can promote your companion animal’s health in various ways.
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VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN)
Duck is an excellent source of niacin, a member of the B-complex vitamin. This vitamin plays a vital role in the metabolism of fats in the body. It has also been established to have a cholesterol-lowering effect. Niacin helps to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which when oxidized forms plaque in the blood vessels. This increases the risk of heart disease. If you want to promote your cardiovascular health with your companion animal; our duck formula is a great choice. Niacin also supports genetic processes. Components of cellular genetic material require niacin for their production. Inadequate niacin in the diet can cause DNA damage. Niacin also helps to stabilize blood sugar and regulates the metabolism of insulin. This makes duck a good dietary item for all dogs.
Proteins play a fundamental role in various building activities in the canine body. The formation of body tissues, cells, enzymes and hormones all require proteins. Repair of damaged skin, cell membranes, cartilage and tissues is also heavily dependent on the availability of adequate proteins. Proteins help to boost the body’s immunity. They help in the formation of certain antibodies which help to fight infections.
Iron plays a crucial role in the manufacturing of hemoglobin, a basic component of red blood cells. These cells play a vital role in the distribution of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Iron regulates numerous metabolic activities and helps to regulate cell growth. It also helps in the production of certain enzymes. Duck is an excellent source of iron. It helps the canine body to perform at an optimal level. Duck also makes a good dietary item for growing puppies, adolescents and senior canines. The iron content helps the body to produce energy that's necessary for various activities.
Duck is especially high in selenium. It is one of the trace minerals required by the body. Only small amounts of trace minerals are required to maintain good health. Selenium supports the activities of many enzymes in the body. It also helps to improve the body’s immunity because of its antioxidant role. Along with other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, selenium helps to protect cells from free radicals. These compounds increase the risk of heart disease and cancer. Duck is also a good source of zinc, iron and copper.
Duck provides small amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which contribute to heart health. Duck meat also supplies choline and betaine. These two nutrients are important for cell membranes, lipid metabolism, nerve impulses and reducing levels of homocysteine. Duck meat is also a great source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium and sodium.
LIMITED INGREDIENT FORMULA
Zignature® is formulated to serve your canine companions needs by delivering the highest quality, well balanced diets. Our limited ingredient formula uses No Potatoes, No Grain, No Chicken, No Eggs, No Glutens, No Tapioca, No Corn & No Soy. Our Single Animal Protein Formulas are extremely palatable which encourages a healthy appetite to provide high-quality protein for strong muscles. Antioxidant from fruits, legumes and vegetables with added vitamins & minerals help to maintain optimum nutrition for all life stages of your canine companion. With Zignature®, you can be assured you are giving your canine the best!
Duck, Duck Meal, Chickpeas, Pea Flour, Peas, Sunflower Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Flaxseed, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate), Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Blueberries, Carrots, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate).
AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement
Zignature® Duck Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Crude Protein ...............27.0% (min)
Crude Fat........................15.0% (min)
Crude Fiber....................6.50% (max)
Omega 6 Fatty Acids........6.0% (min)
Omega 3 Fatty Acids*.......0.9% (min)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by
the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Metabolizable Energy (calculated)
3,934 kcal per kg
425 kcal per cup
4lb, 13.5lb, 27lb
DOG TO ZIGNATURE® DRY FOOD
When switching your dog's diet, we recommend that it should be done gradually over 5-7 days , increasing the amount each day with the present diet as sudden change in diet may result in digestive disturbances. Keep fresh water available at all times. To maintain freshness, keep package sealed and store in a cool, dry place.
10 or less
10 – 20
20 – 30
30 – 40
40 – 60
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80 - 100
¼ - ¾ cup
¾ - 1? cups
1?- 1? cups
1?- 2 cups
2 - 2? cups
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2? - 3 cups
*Standard 8-fluid ounce measuring cup Note: Feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament & climate.
Feed up to 2 times per pound of body weight over adult levels.
Minimal increase needed during first 6 weeks.
Weeks 7, 8 & 9 increase up to 25%.
Immediately after whelping, increase nutritional demand by 50% compared to maintenance levels. During peak lactation (around 4-5 weeks), increase feeding up to 300% of regular intake. Feed in 3 equal meals per day.