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Synthetic-Free Quick Baked Air Dried
Hand Crafted Dry Dog Food
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CARNA4 is whole food nutrition for all life stages of your dog. Our Canadian-made pet food starts with 100% fresh meat (we use muscle & flesh, not by-products) plus liver (not in fish formula) & eggs. No meat or vegetable meals, ever. We then add clean, de-boned Atlantic Salmon or Herring, whole produce, nutrient-rich kelp, and our amazing mix of certified organic sprouted seeds that have been germinated to unleash a POWERHOUSE of NUTRIENTS naturally, to support your dog’s intestinal health, energy, skin and coat. We then quick-bake & gently dry it to give your dog highly digestible vitamins and minerals, without synthetic additives of any kind. No vitamin pre-mix needed, ever.
Our natural ingredients provide your dog a clean, complete diet that is every-day-easy. Our sprouted seed mix offers a wealth of super-nutrients, including high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids. By using these seeds in a sprouted state, we boost our food’s bio-available amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, Omega-3s and antioxidants to levels far exceeding AAFCO standards.
And thanks to our sprouted seeds, CARNA4 is LOW GLYCEMIC and LOW GLUTEN – ideal for sensitive dogs. We use only 100% true food and you can easily pronounce the name of every ingredient in CARNA4 because all are grown only on Canadian and American farms – not overseas factories.
We test every batch of Carna4 for 15 different pathogens and toxins. Nothing leaves our bakery until it is checked thoroughly for safety.
CARNA4 Easy-Chew Fish, Lamb, and Venison varieties are whole food nutrition for all life stages of your dog customized with a slightly softer, smaller nugget – perfect for the little mouths of puppies and small breeds, as well as older dogs that have trouble with chewing.
- Eggs – As a perfect complement to our fresh table-grade chicken and its iron-rich liver, eggs serve up plentiful protein with essential amino acids needed for growth and muscle development, plus naturally occurring vitamin E and 14 key nutrients.
- Atlantic Salmon (chicken & fish formulas) – We use quick-frozen, clean, Atlantic salmon that has been de-boned. It is an excellent source of protein, calcium, Omega-3s and vitamin D for helping to maintain strong bones with a shiny skin and coat, warding against inflammatory conditions like arthritis and combating infection.
- Herring (duck & fish formulas) – An excellent source of protein, calcium, Omega-3s and vitamin D for helping to maintain strong bones with a shiny skin and coat, warding against inflammatory conditions like arthritis and combating infection. Herring is also high in DHA and EPA.
- Organic Sprouted Barley Seed, Flaxseed, Lentils and Peas – Our Flora4 blend of some of the best natural sources of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes that supply optimum, bio-available nutrition for dogs of any age, size or breed.
- Fava Beans (duck & fish formula) – are loaded with minerals, especially magnesium, potassium, folate and zinc; vitamins including niacin (B3), thiamin (B1), A ,C, K and beta carotene. They are low calorie and have no saturated fat but plenty of fatty acids. When cooked, Fava beans are a nutrition power-house.
- Whole Sweet Potatoes & Carrots – Rooted with natural sources of antioxidants, beta carotene (vitamin A), B vitamins and various minerals, including iron and niacin, these garden vegetables add essential nourishment to your dog’s diet.
- Whole Apples – This scrumptious fruit adds vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants, while its pectin provides soluble fiber to keep your dog ‘regular’ and help reduce colon cancer risks.
- Kelp – This nutritious plant provides amino acids, vitamins and naturally occurring trace minerals, including iodine and potassium, as well as other essential micronutrients.
Available in :
- CHICKEN 3 lbs / 1.36 kg
- EASY-CHEW LAMB 2.2 lbs / 1 kg
- EASY-CHEW VENISON 2.2 lbs / 1 kg
- GRAIN-FREE DUCK 3 lbs / 1.36 kg
- GRAIN-FREE EASY-CHEW FISH 2.2 lbs / 1 kg
INGREDIENTS + ANALYSIS
CHICKEN fresh chicken, chicken liver, eggs, organic sprouted barley seed, salmon, sweet potato, whole brown rice, organic sprouted flaxseed, organic sprouted lentils, organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp
EASY-CHEW LAMB lamb, lamb liver, eggs, ground organic sprouted barely seed, herring, perch, sweet potato, ground whole brown rice, ground organic sprouted flaxseed, ground organic sprouted lentils, ground organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp, baking soda
EASY-CHEW VENSION venison, venison liver, eggs, ground organic sprouted barley seed, herring, perch, salmon, sweet potato, ground fava beans, ground organic sprouted flaxseed, ground organic sprouted lentils, ground organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp, baking soda
GRAIN-FREE DUCK duck, pork liver, eggs, ground organic sprouted barley seed, herring, ground fava beans, sweet potato, ground organic sprouted flaxseed, ground organic sprouted lentils, ground organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp
GRAIN-FREE EASY-CHEW FISH herring, perch, eggs, ground organic sprouted barley seed, salmon, ground fava beans, sweet potato, ground organic sprouted flaxseed, ground organic sprouted lentils, ground organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp, baking soda
CARNA4 Hand Crafted Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages – but offers much more. In fact, our nutrient content exceeds AAFCO requirements in all cases. You can see for yourself in the following table.
The data in this table represents our most recent test results of our food. There may be small variances compared to the information on the printed bags you purchase as we continually make improvements to the quality of our ingredients.
|min. per kg - as fed||CHICKEN||EASY-CHEW LAMB||EASY-CHEW VENISON||GRAIN-FREE
|Crude Fiber||max 4%||max 4%||max 4%||max 4%||max 4%|
|Moisture||max 10%||max 10%||max 10%||max 10%||max 10%|
|Methionine – cysteine||1.40%||1.40%||2.88%|
|Phenylalanine – tyrosine||2.80%||2.80%||2.29%|
|DHA & EPA||1.05%||1.15%||1.15%|
|MINERALS & ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS|
|Copper||14 mg||14 mg||14 mg||17 mg||17 mg|
|Iodine||2.2 mg||2.1 mg||2.5 mg||2.9 mg||3.44 mg|
|Iron||120 mg||120 mg||160 mg||180 mg||130 mg|
|Manganese||26 mg||26 mg||25 mg||26 mg||TBA|
|Ca:P Ratio||1.3 : 1||1.6 : 1||1.3 : 1||1.2 : 1||1.2 : 1|
|Selenium||0.8 mg||1.2 mg||1.0 mg|
|Zinc||190 mg||195 mg||175 mg||230 mg||190 mg|
|Vitamin A||16,000 iu||15,000 iu||15,000 iu||17,000 iu||14,600 iu|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||7.0 mg||6.9 mg||11.0 mg||9.0 mg||12 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||6.1 mg||6.7 mg||6.7 mg||4.4 mg||8.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||40 mg||40 mg||58 mg||43 mg||40 mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||26 mg||24 mg||25 mg||26 mg||23 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||7.6 mg||7.0 mg||8.0 mg||10 mg||9.8 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0.22 mg||0.22 mg||0.26 mg||0.22 mg||0.16 mg|
|Vitamin K||0.70 mg||0.75 mg||0.75 mg|
|Folic Acid||1.0 mg||0.9 mg||1.1 mg|
|Beta Carotene||1.8 mg||1.8 mg||1.8 mg|
|Choline||1,900 mg||1,900 mg||2,000 mg||2,600 mg||1,950 mg|
|Vitamin C||515 mg||570 mg||570 mg|
|Vitamin D||1,100 iu||1,200 iu||1,400 iu||2,100 iu||2,200 iu|
|Vitamin E||340 iu||360 iu||350 iu||340 iu||390 iu|
|TOTAL PROBIOTICS (MICROORGANISMS)||18 billion cfu||18 billion cfu||18 billion cfu||18 billion cfu||18 billion cfu|
|Bacillus coagulan||89 million cfu||89 million cfu||89 million cfu||89 million cfu||89 million cfu|
|Bacillus subtilis||45 million cfu||45 million cfu||45 million cfu||45 million cfu||45 million cfu|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum||730 million cfu||730 million cfu||730 million cfu||730 million cfu||730 million cfu|
|Bifidobacterium infantis||98 million cfu||98 million cfu||98 million cfu||98 million cfu||98 million cfu|
|Enterococcus faecium||61 million cfu||61 million cfu||61 million cfu||61 million cfu||61 million cfu|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||1.09 billion cfu||1.09 billion cfu||1.09 billion cfu||1.09 billion cfu||1.09 billion cfu|
|Lactobacillus casei||370 million cfu||370 million cfu||370 million cfu||370 million cfu||370 million cfu|
|Lactobacillus lactis||1.65 billion cfu||1.65 billion cfu||1.65 billion cfu||1.65 billion cfu||1.65 billion cfu|
|Lactobacillus plantarum||116 million cfu||116 million cfu||116 million cfu||116 million cfu||116 million cfu|
|Saccharomyces boulardii||58 million cfu||58 million cfu||58 million cfu||58 million cfu||58 million cfu|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae||226 million cfu||226 million cfu||226 million cfu||226 million cfu||226 million cfu|
|Fructooligosaccharide (FOS)||10,180 mg||10,240 mg||8,500 mg||10,250 mg||10,200 mg|
|Mannooligosaccharides (MOS)||8,970 mg||9,030 mg||7,500 mg||9,020 mg||9,000 mg|
|Inulin||160 mg||1,650 mg||1,350 mg||160 mg||160 mg|
|Lypase||450,200 lu||450,000 lu||455,000 lu||449,000 lu||450,000 lu|
|Amylase||30,100 du||36,000 du||37,000 du||37,400 du||31,000 du|
|Cellulase||467,800 cu||467,000 cu||470,000 cu||474,000 cu||470,000 cu|
|Protease||12,450 pu||14,000 pu||15,000 pu||17,300 pu||14,000 pu|
ME as fed, calculated
Please note that CARNA4’s “Guaranteed Minimum per kg as fed” is our food’s guaranteed nutrient content in its regular state in the bag, including moisture.
Ideal daily feeding portions will vary for different dogs, depending on age, size, breed, environment and activity levels. Because CARNA4 is so concentrated in high quality nutrients that are easily absorbed by your dog, you will need to feed 15% to 25% fewer cups per day than most other dry foods. The amounts shown below are guidelines only and you should carefully monitor your dog’s weight, until an ideal balance is found:
Recommended daily amount based on 8 fl. oz. cup.
CHICKEN & GRAIN-FREE DUCK FORMULAS
LBS / KG
< 6 MTHS
|3 / 1.36||¾ - 1||¾ - ½||¼||⅜||⅛ - ¼|
|5 / 2.27||1 - 1¼||1 - ¾||⅜||½||¼ - ⅜|
|10 / 4.54||1½ - 1¾||1½ - 1||½||¾||½|
|15 / 6.80||2 - 2¼||1¾ - 1½||¾||1||⅝|
|20 / 9.07||2½ - 2¾||2¼ - 1¾||1||1¼||¾|
|30 / 13.61||3 - 3½||2¾ - 2||1¼||1¾||1|
|40 / 18.14||3½ - 4||3¼ - 2¾||1½||2||1¼|
|55 / 24.95||-||4 - 3½||2||2¾||1½|
|75 / 34.02||-||-||2½||3½||2|
|90 / 40.82||-||-||3||4||2¼|
Use 90 lbs serving plus 1/2 cup per 20 lbs of body weight more than 90 lbs.
EASY-CHEW LAMB & VENISON FORMULAS
LBS / KG
< 6 MTHS
|3 / 1.36||¾||½||⅓||½||¼|
|5 / 2.27||1||¾||½||⅝||⅜|
|10 / 4.54||1⅔||1⅛||¾||1
|15 / 6.80||2¼||1¾||⅞||1⅓||¾|
|20 / 9.07||2¾||2¼||1¼||1¾||⅞|
|30 / 13.61||3½||2 ½||1½||2¼
|50 / 22.68||5||3 ¾||2||2¾||1¾|
|70 / 31.75||6||4¾||2¾||3¾||2½|
|90 / 40.82||6½||5¼||3½||4½||3
For large dogs, add 90 lbs serving plus ¼ cup of food per 10 lbs of bodyweight over 90 lbs.
GRAIN-FREE EASY-CHEW FISH FORMULA
LBS / KG
< 6 MTHS
|3 / 1.36||⅞||⅝||⅜||½||¼|
|5 / 2.27||1¼||⅞||½||⅝||⅜|
|10 / 4.54||1⅞||1¼||⅝||⅞||½|
|15 / 6.80||2½||1¾||⅞||1⅛||¾|
|20 / 9.07||3⅛||2½||1¼||1½||⅞|
|30 / 13.61||3¾||3||1½||2⅛||1¼|
|40 / 18.14||4⅜||3½||1⅞||2½||1⅝|
|50 / 22.68||5½||4⅜||2¼||2¾||2|
For large dogs, add 50 lbs serving plus ¼ cup of food per 10 lbs of bodyweight over 50 lbs.
You may choose to add water to soften CARNA4 Easy-Chew Fish for puppies and older dogs with biting difficulties. Add ¼ cup water to one cup of CARNA4 and let stand for a minute to create softer nuggets.
- Provide your dog with plenty of fresh, clean drinking water at all times.
- Bring your dog to the veterinarian regularly.
- Give your dog play and exercise every day.
TRANSITIONING TO CARNA4 It will take several days for your dog to adjust to the richer nutrients in CARNA4. Start by mixing one part CARNA4 to four parts of your dog’s old food. Gradually increase the proportion of CARNA4 over 7-10 days until you are feeding all CARNA4. Remember that you will feed slightly fewer cups of CARNA4 than other dry foods.
Your dog may have larger stools in the early part of his or her transition period as the better quality fiber in CARNA4 helps to clean out the colon. This is a normal and healthy effect and you will see the stools return to a normal size later in the transition.
FEEDING YOUR PUPPY Feed small quantities in 3 or 4 feedings at the same times each day, reducing to twice per day after 6 months. Divide the total cups per day from the chart above by the number of feedings to determine how much to set out each time. After 20 minutes, remove any food remaining in the puppy’s bowl.
PREGNANT OR NURSING DOGS Add up to 50% more food per day for pregnant dogs after the first 6 weeks. When nursing, the mother should be allowed to free feed throughout the day. She may eat 2 or 3 times as much as a normal adult during this time.
WHY SPROUTED BARLEY SEEDS ARE CONSIDERED GRAIN-FREE
Every plant starts out as a seed. Seeds contain all the nutrients required to grow the plant into its final form, be that a tree, shrub, flower, wheat stalk or corn stalk. When the seed is just sprouted, the nutrients are then broken from the shell so they can grow the plant into adulthood.
Until a barley plant is actually a PLANT with seeds of its own, the PROTEIN GLUTEN of a barley plant is NOT DETECTABLE. There is not yet enough barley protein in the seed to have any effect on the human or animal eating it, so one cannot state that barley seeds contain any protein, even though the barley PLANT has lots! One cannot state that barely sprouts are grains either because the protein gluten that makes it a grain is EMBRYONIC. Once the plant is full grown, it will have a completely different nutrient profile that contains protein gluten and then it is officially a GRAIN ( or a tree, rose bush, etc). The FDA states that barley, wheat and rye seeds are GLUTEN-FREE because of this very reason.
All sprouted seeds have a rich profile of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and probiotics but no protein because they are still embryonic, they are not yet grains but still just seeds, waiting to become grains. Their effect on the body is completely different: pure super nutrients in the thousands, no protein, very little fibre… the opposite of a grain.