At Kaya’s Kitchen, our sole mission is to provide products of the highest quality, natural and of actual nutritional benefits to our pets. We ensure all our products provide bountiful nutrients that are easy for all pets to digest, no matter their age or size. We work hand in hand with nutritional experts to manufacture pet food that is meshed into a complete food item that is delicious, nutritious, attractive and easy to eat.
One of the main ingredients we use to achieve this is Superfoods. Superfoods are edibles that deliver the highest amount of nutrients with minimum calories. These foods are a key source of antioxidants, Omega fatty acids, fiber, protein and vitamins, just what our furry friends need dietary.
Antioxidants are very important in both humans and pets. They are substances that prevent or slow down the damage made to cells by the normal metabolism process. Damage to cells comes from free radicals and unstable molecules that the body produces due to the environment and feeding. Food high in antioxidants will boost your pet’s immune system, reduce damage to cells and will maintain your furry friend’s healthy skin.
Omega Fatty Acids, mainly Omega 3 and Omega 6, are quite vital for pets but unfortunately they cannot produce these naturally and thus their diet must be supplemented. Omega fats are mainly found in fish products. They assist in normal reproduction and growth of the pet, they promote a healthy nervous system for your pet, and they maintain a normal immune response to attacks. Omega fats also promote joint health, your pet’s flexibility, mobility and help reduce inflammation is case of pet injury.
Fiber is key when it comes to a pet’s nutrition as it is vital for maintaining your pet’s health and managing diseases. Fiber is a carbohydrate that comes in soluble - digestible form on insoluble, undigestible form. Fiber ensures a healthy stool, and maintains a healthy gut which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.
Just like humans, Vitamins are vital for dogs as well. Some are water soluble and these are the ones that your pet needs to consume everyday as they are excreted out of the body. Among these are Vitamin B1 which promotes a good appetite and normal growth. It’s also very important as it promotes energy production for your furry friend. Vitamin B2 promotes growth, very important for puppies and kittens while Vitamin B6 aids in the metabolism of proteins as well as reproduction of red blood cells. Fat soluble vitamins are also vital like Vitamin A is necessary for proper vision-especially night vision, it is important in bone growth, reproduction, and maintenance of tissues such as the lungs, intestines, and skin. Vitamin D is critical to the pet’s ability to use calcium and phosphorus for bone and cartilage growth and maintenance. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the cells (and the pet food) from oxidative damage. It keeps both the pet and the pet food we produce fresh. We also like Vitamin E because it is important for muscular and reproductive function.
Proteins are the most critical component of food for our mini carnivores. They are also the most abundant component of our little pet’s body. Our pets need proteins to produce hair, nails, tendons, cartilage, and all the connective tissues that support the rest of the tissues and organs in their body, making them extremely vital for them. We need to provide our pets with the adequate protein as its important for our pet’s growth and proper development, their muscle development and strength, the production of functioning hormones, the proper volume of blood, functioning immune system, injury repair and prevention and so much more.
With the above main building blocks to dog’s nutrition, we know these building blocks are required in our fur babies’ daily dietary intake for them to remain healthy, despite the age and breed. Let now deep into the Superfoods that we use to make your pooch’s favorite food and treats.