Cranberries in Pet Food

img_2831There are always a lot of questions when it comes to pet food ingredients. Probably our biggest hurdle in the pet food business is overcoming pet owner’s opinions and misinformation about what is good and bad as far as ingredients go.

A few of the reasons we chose to partner with Multi Menu Pet Foods are that it is Canadian-made, the ingredients (other than New Zealand lamb) are sourced & processed here in Canada, and the quality of the processing is excellent. Multi Menu provides good, wholesome food for your pets.  The results and our testimonials speak for themselves.

Our feature today is cranberries, extract or dried, as a functional ingredient.

Whole cranberries have been added to pet foods for several years, but rarely as an extract.  Extract is concentrated in active components (90-100% pure) and is more effective than the whole fruit.

Cranberries prevent colonization by E. Coli of the epithelial cells of the bladder and urethra by urine acidification, support urinary tract health and have bacterial anti-adhesion properties.

Cranberries are a source of organic acids, flavonoids, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

“The cranberry doesn’t stop the bug from being there in the first place but it might help lessen the clinical signs the animal experiences. Antibiotics are needed to treat bacterial infections. Cranberry is a supplemental therapy only.” – More Here

Cranberries are present in our Feline formula for cats as well as our No Grain kibble for dogs.

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