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Choosing the right food for your beloved pet can be very stressful.It is mainly because most commercial brands are profit –oriented and include cheap ingredients which could be toxic to your furry friend. There is a way around everything. Our passionate and dedicated pet loving team of top veterinarians and pet nutritionistshave made your life much easier. We have carefully chosen and used human grade meat and 100% naturally sourced ingredients in our recipes that are hypoallergenic and highly palatable. The Alpha Albion™ team is guided by its vision to create a happier and healthier generation of pets naturally through proper and optimized nutrition.Our mission is to elevate the food standards for pets by providing healthy and nutritious meals and replace over-processed foods.

In line with our mission, all meat in the Alpha Albion™ pet foods is human–grade and made only from species that are already consumed in the United Kingdom. We, Alpha Albion™ has created the best of the best, enriched food formulas in participation withthe UK’s leading pet nutritionists and vets. Balanced nutrition will provide your pets with a shiny and dandruff-free coat, clear and bright eyes, plenty of enthusiasm for life and a lack of excess body fat. Ideally, you should be able to feel their ribs and see their waist.

If you are in needof any advice or have questions on our pet food,please contact our nutritionist on myfabfood@alphaalbion.com .The information below is for guidance only. Your veterinarian is always your primary contact.

Salmon - is one of the protein rich foods gifted by Mother Nature. It is lower in saturated fat and rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help with skin conditions, allergies, kidney functions, lymphoma, heart disease, cognitive function, arthritis, and support muscle growth, joint health, strong bones and teeth, and tissue repair. The vitamins and minerals in salmon can even aid your pet’s brain and vision development.

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Trout - is a healthy source of protein. Rich in Omega- 3, and an excellent source of potassium, phosphorous, B- vitamins and selenium (important trace mineral for normal brain function and for a healthy immune system).

Trout oil - is rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that promote better brain development in puppies, improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny, reduce inflammation and helps preventing skin allergies.

Haddock - Haddock includes Omega- 3 fatty acids, which is rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and may provide a wide range of health benefits. Also,it contains no carbohydrates or sugar. Haddock is also a good source of vitamin B6 and B12, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, and selenium (important trace mineral for normal brain function and for a healthy immune system).

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Tuna - A rich source of Protein, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, and Calcium. The nutrients in Tuna aid heart health, helps in maintaining blood pressure, Improve vision and immune system also helps in growth, weight loss and energy level.The rich content ofpotassium and sodium is very helpful to balance different fluids in the body. This helps your pet to keep hydrated and enables kidneys to function properly.Tuna contains selenoneine, which is a unique and a different form of selenium (important trace mineral/ antioxidant, for normal brain function and for a healthy immune system).

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Fish stock - is rich in bioavailable minerals such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon and sulphur. Fish stock has Gelatine, which helps nourishing the digestive tract and improve the digestion of food through its hydrophilic (liquid attracting) properties.Carnivores would normally get gelatine from eating fresh kill. The main ingredient in gelatine is collagen, a protein found in animal tissues, ligaments, tendons, bones and skin. Glycine, the main amino acid in gelatine, is said to protect against seizures and brain damage.Fish stock is also a rich source of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and can provide a wide range of health benefits.

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Whitefish - refers to any type of fish that has flaky white meat. It is considered to be a very popular type of seafood fish for its nutritional properties. The most important reason why the white fish is mostly used, as it’s a perfect source of protein and have a very low fat content. It is also rich source of essential vitamins and minerals. The amino acids contain in whitefish, help to provide your pet withadequate amount of energy, while reducing the chances of any possible fat build-ups. It is especially good for any pets fighting over weight or cholesterol issues and heart disease. Whitefish based pet food and treats will be a perfect choice for pets with over weight problems.

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Turkey - is rich in essential amino acids (Protein), Carbohydrates, Selenium(important trace mineral/ antioxidant, for normal brain function and for a healthy immune system), Phosphorus, B- Vitamins, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Potassium, Thiamin, Zinc, Tryptophan and low in saturated fat and calories. The nutritional elements in Turkey helps in strengthening immune system, boost metabolism, maintain Psychological health, support the teach, bone and promote healthy skin and coat. Turkey is said to be good for pets with overweight and heart conditions.

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Turkey stock - is an excellent source of minerals, essential amino acids, and healing fats. The nutritional elements in turkey stock boost the immune system in your pet, also well for the gastrointestinal tract. The gelatin content in the stock helps to soothe the digestive tract, especially the mucosal lining. It also supports the healing of gastric lining. It also helps with digestive juices, improving the digestive system. Phosphorous, Magnesium and Calcium traces in Turkey stock helps in formation and repair of teeth, joints and bone structure. The studies state that chondroitin, collagen, glucosamine, and hyaluronic acid content in the stock helps to relieve joint pains caused by arthritis.

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Chicken - is the most commonly used ingredient indog food and cat food as a main protein source. Other than protein chicken is rich with nutritional elements such as fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, magnesium,calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin K.

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Chicken stock -is rich in protein, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Fluoride, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A,C,D,E and K.

Duck - is a lean and easy to digest protein source. It is also rich in Iron and essential amino acids which helps in formation of strong muscles. Duck based pet food recipes are often recommended for dogs with food sensitivities or food allergies to chicken or beef, the novel protein in duck helps to reduce gastrointestinal upset or skin irritation.

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Lamb - is considered to be one of the high quality meats and a rich source of protein and energy. Lamb is packed with essential amino acids and dietary fats, which help sustain energy. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals that support muscular development and boost optimum skin and coat health in canines. We also use dehydrated version of the lamb that contains less water content and higher levels of protein.
Our Lamb based recipes are often recommended for dogs those who suffer from food sensitivities or food allergies caused by other protein sources such as beef or chicken.

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Venison - (the meat sourced from deer) has less protein than beef; it also contains less fat and cholesterol, making it a very popular and ultra-premium dog food choice.Since venison is considered as a novel protein, our Venison recipe is an excellent choice for dogs withfood allergies or sensitivities from other protein sources such as chicken or beef. Venison is also anexcellent source of B vitamins and minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, and iron. It helps dogs to maintain healthy energy levels. We use only organic and freshly prepared venison meat in our recipe that pets are often yearning for it.

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Olive - oil is an excellent health and beauty booster for canines. Added olive oil in our WILD SAVVY, Ultra-premium, Grain free dog food range will aid your furry friend to control shedding, dry skin, itchy skin, or hairs that have started to look dull. It also improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny. The natural monounsaturated fat molecules in olive oilhelp to break down the fat cells andencourage weight control. This makes our WILD SAVVY - OCEAN FRESH, an ultra-premium dog food, an excellent choice for dogs withobesity or needsweight control.Olive oil have many antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamin E, chlorophyll, and carotenoids, all of which help boost your dog’s immune system and avoid chances for seasonal disease and illnesses. The nutritional content in olive oil aids your dog’s long and healthy life. If your furry friend is on any of our other food ranges, we do recommend adding one table spoon of good quality olive oil daily, that can boost your dog’s overall health.

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Sunflower oil - is very low in saturated fat and contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids that are essential health promoters. This helps to keep your furry friend’s skin and coat moisturized and shiny, and also helps brain development.

Sweet Potato - Sweet potatoes arestarchy root vegetables, rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, beta-carotene, manganese, iron and low in fat. It isa naturally safe source of energy for dogs and can provide them a wide range of health benefits. Once consumed, beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A, an essential supplement for your dog’s vision, nerves, growth, and muscle strength. Adequate intake of antioxidants and beta-carotene, reduce the chances of night blindness and boost hair and skin quality. We add sweet potatoes in our grain free dog food and treats because they are gentle on a dog’s digestive system and naturally gluten-free. We add précised quantity of sweet potato under the strict supervision of specialised nutritionists as too much vitamin A can cause bone problems and muscle weakness.

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Linseed - A rich source of soluble and insoluble fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. Linseed enhances the taste and contains gentle fibre thatsupports digestive system and hormonal balance. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid for puppy’s development. It also aid milking bitches, even feeding linseed content food over the carrying period will help to ensure the puppies get omega-3 before birth and while growing.

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Beet pulp - is a rich source of soluble and insoluble fibre that aids digestive function by maintaining normal gastrointestinal transit time and enhances the food absorption of nutrients in dogs. The soluble fiber particles in beet pulp help the growth of good bacteria in large intestine that helps in digestion process and reduces the stomach upsets. The insoluble fibre increases peristalsis and helps your pet to feel fullness. It also supportsyour dog’s oral hygiene.

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Carrot - Carrots contain over 200 known nutrients and phytonutrients. Dogs love their natural sweetness and crunch, plus they’re loaded withvitamin C and K and otherimportant nutrients like potassium, iron, and manganese as well as beta-carotene, lowcalorie, high fiber. An excellent source of Vitamin A, carrots are packed with beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in your pet’s body. Vitamin A can help improve your pet’s eyesight and is important for growth, development and a healthy immune system. It also has benefits for the livers, kidneys, and lungs, keeping the organs functioning properly and warding off disease.

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Peas and pea protein - Peas are an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, protein, and many essential vitamins and minerals. They provide most of the essential amino acids required by dogs and cats. Peas contain insoluble fibre, soluble fibre, and resistant starch which provide benefits for the digestive system. Peas also contain compounds known for their antioxidant properties that may protect against various diseases such as cancer. Research has shown that diets with peas are favourable for dogs and cats. A diet with peas as the primary source of carbohydrates has been shown to lower insulin levels in obese dogs.

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Phytoestrogens - Peas contain a number of substances that are not classified as nutrients, but which have biological effects in humans and animals. Phytoestrogens are naturally-occurring compounds in plants that are structurally similar to animal oestrogens. Dietary phytoestrogens are associated with health improvements related to obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative and immune disorders, aging, and cancer.

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Asparagus - Asparagus contains significant amounts of dietary fiber and helps a dog have healthy, regular bowel movements. In this way, fiber can control and alleviate upset stomach, diarrhoea, and constipation in dogs. Fiber is also an essential part of weight management in dogs. The amount of fiber in asparagus may help control diabetes mellitus in dogs, a common canine metabolic disease. A diet high in fiber will make it easier to manage the condition because the fiber prevents spikes and fluctuations in blood glucose levels.Asparagus contains selenium, a crucial mineral for normal functioning of the thyroid gland and immune system in humans and dogs. Providing a sufficient amount of selenium (which asparagus is known for) may even help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases in your dog. Additionally, selenium helps fight dementia and cognitive decline.The antioxidants in asparagus promote healthy body functions.Asparagus has plenty of Vitamins A, C, K and E, four vital antioxidants for overall body health. More importantly, it contains glutathione, the smallest but most potent antioxidant of this vegetable. All other antioxidants rely on glutathione to function correctly, and without this super antioxidant, your dog’s cells would die from excess oxidation, the immune system would fail, and the liver would become toxic.Asparagus has inulin, a prebiotic that helps prevent stomach disorders, allergies, and cancer. Prebiotics, once it reaches the pet's large intestine, are the beneficial good bacteria that coat the digestive tract. These live microorganisms help reduce allergies, promote nutrient absorption, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

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Botanicals

Parsley - Parsley is considered a powerful diuretic, which may help arthritic dogs suffering from poor waste elimination. In addition, the large amounts of vitamin K in it may be helpful against rheumatoid arthritis. Also because of its diuretic abilities, parsley may be helpful for urinary tract infections .Its antimicrobial qualities may also be of help against the bacteria causing the infection.Parsley also contains myricetin, a flavonol that has been linked to potentially helping prevent skin cancer.

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Broccoli - Broccoli is high in fiber and vitamin C and low in fat. It is safe for dogs to eat, raw or cooked.

Marjoram - Marjoram is a herb which has the following properties -Anti-inflammatory;Anti-Microbial;Antioxidant,Appetite stimulant; Diuretic.

Basil - Basil has antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.

Oregano - Best recognized as added flavour for pizza, oregano is high in antioxidants and flavonoids and is reported as an antimicrobial. This non-toxic herb has been used to help with digestive problems, diarrhoea, and flatus. Research using oil of oregano has also shown antifungal properties.

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Sage - Sage contains Vitamins A, E, and K which support bone, skin, and eye health in addition to promoting healthy immunity. Loaded with trace minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc to support balanced nutrition. The astringent properties of sage reduce redness and inflammation to heal skin infections. Antioxidant properties which may help to protect against oxidation in the cells and reduce free-radical damage. Antimicrobial properties naturally kill harmful pathogens that could cause infection.Oils in sage contain ketones, which can improve mental clarity and protect against cognitive decline. Sage also contains dietary fiber which may support healthy digestion and relieve constipation or diarrhoea. Natural anti-inflammatory benefits may help relieve arthritis pain and other inflammatory conditions.

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Thyme - Thyme contains vitamins C, A, and K, iron, manganese and calcium. Thyme also contains anti-oxidants. Thyme has antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and anti-bacterial properties. It is generally good for the skin, and supports brain function and gastrointestinal health.

Apple - Apples are a tasty and healthy treat for our canine companions. This disease-fighting fruit packs a nutritional punch, complete with dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. Also, apples can help keep a dog's teeth clean and breath fresh.

Cranberry - Fiber helps lower the risk for developing heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Cranberries can improve your dog's bladder health, reduce tartar and plaque build-up, fight bacteria, and help prevent cancer, among other benefits.

Orange - Oranges are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and have a taste that most dogs like. Even though canines don't need to be supplemented with vitamin C, fresh sources of this vitamin, like dog-safe veggies and fruits, can have a beneficial effect on a dog's immune system.

Mulberry - Mulberries are colourful berries that are consumed both fresh and dried. They are a good source of iron, vitamin C and several plant compounds, and have been linked with lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels, and reduced risk of cancer.

Omega 3 & 6 - Insufficient amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can develop deficiency based diseases including: Gout, Allergies, Poor immune system, Eczema, Poor coat (cracked hairs, Increased shedding) Poor wound healing, Poor growth, Poor renal function, Liver disorders, Dermatitis and other health problems.

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Vitamins

Vitamin A

Benefits: Weight loss, fights disease, eye & skin health

Vitamin B

Benefits: Aids in cell growth & development

Vitamin C

Benefits: Immune boosting promotes healing & fights illness

Vitamin D

Benefits: Strengthens bone & teeth

Vitamin E

Benefits: Eye & skin health, a powerful antioxidant

Vitamin K

Benefits: Aids in blood-clotting, keeps bones strong

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Minerals

Minerals come from a variety of sources and play unique roles in conjunction with the essential vitamins listed above.

Calcium & Phosphorus - Benefits: Blood coagulation, muscle growth and nervous system function in dogs Caution! Too much can cause fractures, bone deformities, & weakness. Too little can lead to abnormal growth & development.

Potassium, Sodium & Chloride - Benefits: Assists in the function of muscles, nervous system & heart. Chloride helps in the production of stomach acid. Caution! Imbalances can lead to weakness, hair loss, dehydration and in some instances, paralysis. A deficiency in potassium means abnormal heartbeat.

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Magnesium - Benefits: Benefits: Aids in muscle and bone development. Helps with calcium absorption. Caution! Magnesium, calcium & phosphorus are joined in pet health harmony. One cannot function without the other.

Sulphur - Benefits: Beautiful hair, nails & skin.

Iorn - Benefits: Oxygenating red blood cells, strengthening the immune system & production of energy.

Zinc - Benefits: Boosts immune systems, aids in healthy hair and skin, aids digestion.

Iodine - Benefits: Production of thyroid hormone for metabolism.

Selenium - Benefits: Paired with vitamin E to promote immune system.

Copper - Benefits: Bone growth & promotes the use of iron.

Glucosamine - Glucosamine is a naturally-occurring compound found in cartilage. It attracts and holds water, keeping the joints cushioned and lubricated. As dogs age, the joints will begin to degrade. This is a natural process which is sometimes exacerbated by arthritis or joint dysplasia. This degradation triggers the release of enzymes that actually break down the cartilage and fluids in the joints, which leads to inflammation. That inflammation triggers further enzyme release, creating a vicious cycle of deterioration.Adding glucosamine to a dog’s food can help slow down this cycle. Glucosamine supplements can help support cartilage and thickens the fluid in the joints, keeping the knees, hips, and elbows cushioned. It is important to note that supplements will not prevent or cure arthritis or natural joint deterioration, but it can ease discomfort and help keep older dogs more mobile.

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Methylsulfonylmethane(MSM) - Essential for joint and connective tissue support, Relief of pain as a result of arthritis, hip dysplasia, and joint problems (for joint pain relief, MSM can be given together with Glucosamine). Helps with maintenance of healthy skin and hair and relief of some allergy symptoms.

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Chondroitin Sulphate - Chondroitin sulphate is a naturally occurring molecule which is well known for easing the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other joint conditions. It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and also blocks the enzymes that attack the joints during osteoarthritis.

Nucleotides - Nucleotides sound like chemicals, but they are naturally derived from a special strain of nutritional yeast. Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA and RNA, just as we know amino acids to be the building blocks of protein. By increasing the surface area of the intestinal villi, they are able to allow nutrients to be absorbed very efficiently, and can facilitate more rapid cell replication is response to challenges such as allergens. Although nucleotides occur naturally in every cell, production is slow and energy is required for this. Animals who are suffering from metabolic stress will reap the greatest benefits from nucleotide supplementation be this as a result of illness, psychological stress (e.g. behavioural problems) or strenuous exercise.

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FOS& MOS - FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) are derived from the chicory plant. This type of prebiotic promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal flora, and helps to limit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. It may also aid in enhancing the immunity within the gastrointestinal tract and improve the utilisation of the nutrients. MOS (manno-oligosaccharides) are derived from yeast. This prebiotic limits pathogenic bacterial development. It has a positive effect on nutrient digestibility, improves faecal quality and assists with natural immune defences.

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