Our consumers know that at Lenda we like to be absolutely transparent about everything when it comes to raw materials, labelling and the quality of our products – we are so proud of this we love to talk about it!
So let’s take a look at the meats we use, in all their forms, and why we do it.
Chicken is a good source of protein, niacin (B3), vitamin B6, selenium and phosphorus. We work with raw materials from the national market, taking great care of the quality and following our own criteria for ingredients for human consumption c3
- Dehydrated Chicken
We use dehydrated chicken, dehydrated chicken meat, chicken meat meal, dehydrated chicken protein… any of these nomenclatures is valid for the same ingredient. Dehydrated chicken may contain, in addition to the meat, a part of the bone and liver, but always leave out everything that is difficult to digest, beaks, feathers and feet. As a dehydrated ingredient, it’s a concentrated source of nutrients, and is a great natural source of minerals
- Chicken fat/oil
Our chicken oil is filtered to remove impurities and protein particles. This is very important, because it ensures that it doesn’t cause cross-contamination allergies in animals that have problems with chicken. In other words, as it doesn’t contain chicken protein (which is what causes the allergy), it can be consumed by people who are allergic to chicken without any problems. Chicken oil is one of the most nutritionally valuable sources of fat for dogs and cats, and is a great source of energy
- Chicken hydrolysate
Our hydrolysate is made primarily from chicken livers, and is used as a coating for kibble to make it taste even more delicious. It’s a widely used ingredient in dry dog and cat food although it can be difficult to identify it may appear as flavour of…, hydrolysed chicken liver…, sauce of…, flavour of…
Hydrolysate is rarely associated with any allergic response and is generally considered safe for dogs with chicken allergies.
Lamb is another source of high quality protein and is also rich in many important vitamins and minerals, which we like to take advantage of naturally whenever possible.
- Dried lamb
Our lamb meal, dried lamb or dried lamb meat is rich in calcium and is produced from the meat, bone and some lung and liver. It doesn’t include wool, blood heads, hooves, or specified risk material such as spinal cord.
Turkey is a source of high quality protein, highly digestive and complete in terms of amino acids. It provides potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.
- Dehydrated turkey
Our turkey meal, dehydrated turkey or any of its accepted nomenclatures, provides minerals and vitamins, especially B3 (niacin) and is produced from the meat, bone and liver. It doesn’t include heads, feet or feathers.
Finally, we would like to remind you that at Lenda we don’t have recipes with beef as it’s a type of meat that most often causes allergy problems