Never a Compromise on Quality
The modern dog still needs quality meat proteins
In the wild, the wolf is predominantly a meat eater with semi digested plant matter making up only a part of their diet (in the form of animal stomachs and intestines), add this to thousands of years of domestication and a wolf’s diet would probably not be suitable for a modern dog. We certainly cannot see a Chihuahua or a Pug taking down a Deer or an Elk, can you? That being said, the modern dog still needs quality, complete meat proteins.
While Millies Wolfheart shows no physical resemblance to its natural ingredients, its contents and most importantly its nutritional value does. For many years people have purchased dog food based on the crude protein content. While this can be seen as a good reason, the reality is that not all proteins are created equal. This is why quality “meat/fish/poultry proteins only” are of utmost importance.
All proteins are NOT created equal
Meat/fish/poultry from any source contains protein and its quantity in a raw state ranges from 13% up to 35%. While protein content is extremely important, its source is the key.
It is actually possible to buy high protein dog food that has no meat/fish/poultry in it what so ever, being as all of its protein originates from plants. This can be very cheap, but again all proteins are not equal. Meat/fish/poultry contain “complete proteins” which are what dogs need. While almost all other plant based proteins are classed as “incomplete proteins” and in most cases are not digestible for your dog, or take too long to digest which is pointless as the dog will pass the food through it’s system too quickly. These are added simply to boost the crude protein figures on the label as meat/fish/poultry derived protein is considerably more expensive and most brands see them as not profitable enough.
Protein is broken down into essential amino acids (essential means the dog is unable to produce them) which help build and maintain muscles, stimulate growth and the immune system, control metabolism and so on. The type of protein is very important if you want a long lived and healthy dog.
The dogs digestive system is somewhat underdeveloped in comparison to that of a human. For this reason, Millies Wolfheart only uses large quantities of meat, fish, and poultry as the valuable proteins in our recipes to ensure your dog gets what it needs.
The quantity of protein in Millies Wolfheart is based on the amount that would be available in the wild. This is achieved by simply using plenty of meat, fish, or poultry in both dry and wet form.