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Brothers Complete "CHICKEN Meal & EGG Formula" is made with CHICKEN Meal, WHOLE EGGS dried, and TURKEY Meal, which are the first three, and most abundant ingredients in Brothers Complete.
Egg is natures perfect protein; it contains all 22 Amino acids, is easily absorbed, and is the only protein that the body uses completely (100% bioavailable). Over 90% of the protein in Brothers is animal sourced protein, which is what your friendly, family carnivore is designed to eat.
Most pet foods today contain large quantities of grain and /or potatoes and these ingredients are causing numerous problems in dogs who were designed to eat and process animal protein and fat – not grain and potato. Numerous skin conditions and allergy-related symptoms have been associated with grain and white potato in dogs.
We start with high quality human grade protein; to which we add Enzymes, PREbiotics, and PRObiotics to create an exceptionally healthy and nutritious dog food that heals and generates health from the inside out. The cassava/tapioca, we use as a binder is obtained from the roots of the cassava plant (manihot esculenta) and is a natural source of low glycemic carbohydrates. This low glycemic starch allows Brothers to formulate a food that is closer to a wolf/dog’s historic diet which is based predominantly on animal proteins.
Additionally, some studies have shown that up to 50% of the cassava starch survives the digestive process and, instead of being absorbed into the blood stream as a starch, goes through to the colon where it feeds the trillions of beneficial bacteria there that are essential for the health and functioning of the colon, the immune system, and the body as a whole. For all practical purposes, the diversion of up to 50% of this low glycemic starch away from absorption into the general biological system and into to the colon instead, where it serves as an additional prebiotic and feeds the beneficial bacteria, makes Brothers an even greater source of protein and nutrients than reflected in the percentages given in the Guaranteed Analysis.
In the last few years, some pet food manufacturers have eliminated or restricted the use of grains but have substituted white potato instead. White potatoes have a higher glycemic index than white sugar (80 to 110 versus sugar at 65) which puts a strain on the adrenal and pancreatic systems because it spikes the blood sugar and produces a large insulin response every time the dog eats. The high glycemic property of the white potato also feeds the Candida Albicans yeast in the colon which, when overgrown, becomes a fungus whose rhizomes grow into the mucosal lining of the intestine causing gaps in the surface, contributing to a condition known as “leaky gut” which allows matter from the colon, including the Candida Fungus, to get into the blood stream. This causes to a condition known as "Systemic Candida" which leads to a host of skin problems and allergy-related conditions.
One of the problems with potatoes, under less than perfect conditions (when too old, sprouting small roots, exposed to warm temperatures above 60 degrees F for too long, or exposed to light for too long) is that they generate a neurotoxin called solanine which can be extremely toxic. Potatoes rejected from the human food chain, and used in the dog food industry, are all too often a source of excessive solanine in dog food.
Potatoes and grains (due to improper preparation) are also a source of "Lectins" which can cause "Leaky Gut", compromise the functioning of the colon, and severly reduce the ability of the cilia to extract necessary minerals and vitamins from the food because they are glyco-proteins that gum up the cilia and cause them to mat together, thus reducing the surface area available to extract nutrition.
Another possible problem when potatoes are heated to high temperatures is the production of acrylamide which is a recognized carcinogen. For these, and other reasons relating to a dogs health, all of Brothers Complete Formulas are grain and potato free.
Brothers Complete dog food, like other high-quality dog foods these days, is preserved naturally with mixed tocopherals (Vitamin E). For added freshness Brothers adds two additional natural preservatives: rosemary extract and green tea extract. Because Vitamin E is light and heat sensitive, we package our food in light-proof foil and keep it in a dark, air-conditioned storage facility at 60 F until the day it is shipped to you, to maintain the effectiveness of the natural preservatives we use. Brothers is the only dry dog food we are aware of that stores their food in air-conditioned storage facilities to maintain the freshness built into it.
Most dog foods spend 3 to 6 months in hot warehouses before reaching the retail outlets. Then they can sit on shelves in pet food stores for several more months before being purchased by the customer. At Brothers Complete, two days after our food is made it is put in a dark, air-conditioned storage facility where it stays perfectly fresh until it is shipped to our customers or sold in our store. Brothers manufactures only small batches and we sell directly to the consumer. There are no middle men. The extra expense that would normally support the middle men goes into our high-quality dog food.
Ingredients: Chicken meal, Turkey meal, dried Whole Eggs, pea starch, cassava/tapioca, sweet potato, pea flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried Chicken Liver, pumpkin, ground flaxseed, alfalfa meal, dried carrots, potassium chloride, sea salt, choline chloride, dried Whole Cell Algae (pure source of omega 3 DHA), Prebiotics [organic, long chain, highly branched Inulin FOS], mixed tocopherols, Rosemary extract, Green tea extract, cranberry pomace, celery, beets, parsely, lettuce, watercress, spinich, DL-Methionine, Lysine HCL, Lecithin, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, folic acid, biotin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, L-ascorbyl 2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C activity), zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, Vitamin B12 Encapsulated Probiotics [dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentration product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentration product], Enzymes [Amylase (Aspergillus oryzae), Protease (Aspergillus oryzae), Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei), Lactase (Aspergillus oryzae), Hemicellulase (Trichoderma reesei), Lipase (Aspergillus oryzae).
Nutritionally complete and balanced, Brothers Complete® Chicken meal formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
FEEDING DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR PET
Brothers Complete is a very nutritionally dense dog food. When switching to Brothers Complete we recommend going slow and incorporating the new food into the old food over a 1 to 2 week time period. Every dog is different and tolerates change at his or her own level. Below are the suggested daily feeding recommendations. The amount one feeds his or her dog varies with age, activity level, and environment. So please monitor your dog's weight to determine the ideal feeding amount. If you put your hands at the side of the dog you should be able to feel the ribs but not see them.
SUGGESTED DAILY RECOMMENDATIONS
Dog's Weight (lbs) Amount of Food Per Day (cups)
- Up to 25 LBS ¼ to 1 Cup
- 26-50 LBS 1-2 Cups
- 51-75 LBS 2-3 Cups
- 76 LBS and Over 3-5 Cups
- Puppies Puppies can require as much as 50% to 100% more food during growth and high activity phases but it's important that they not be overfed. You should be able to feel their ribs but not see them. Check their weight at least once a week and adjust to maintain an ideal weight.