Farmina Pet Foods – Dog & Cat Food
Farmina Pet Foods is an Italian based company with over 50 years of experience in animal nutrition. In 1999 they became solely focused on pet foods for dogs and cats.
Farmina Natural & Delicious is an Italian food designed and developed to be naturally appropriate to the metabolism and to the palatability of dogs and cats, it helps to prevent obesity and diabetes.
Pet Nutrition for Carnivores
Farmina believes that even though dogs and cats gradually adapt their digestive systems to the prey they eat, they still prefer eating carnivore based meals. You can see this in the anatomical features they have:
- Sharp and pointed teeth to tear meat
- Jaw joint that allows a wide mouth opening for the ingestion of large pieces of meat
- a short digestive system simply structured with a strong acidic gastric pH suitable to digest and metabolize proteins, therefore meat.
Dogs and cats have difficulty digesting grains rather large and complex carbs, because they lack specific enzymes to digest these substances.
Natural & Delicious sources high quality fresh meat
Farmina Natural & Delicious uses a protein base of chicken, lamb, wild boar and/or fish and eggs.
All Farmina meats are without antibiotics, hormones and preservatives and no by-products of the animal.
Wild boar meat, red meat protein source is derived from wild herds of Tuscany and Umbria.
The chicken meat comes from whole chickens reared on Italian soil from well known producers.
The fish, valuable sources of essential Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, is caught in the seas of Northern Europe and is low chloride content, rich in protein and amino acids.
The lamb meat, high quality red meat protein source, comes from free-range New Zealand farms.
The eggs, are fresh, never frozen and without preservatives before dehydrating.
Low Glycemic Index Dog Food
Carbohydrates such as grains traditionally used provide a large amount of energy in the form of glucose which is released into the bloodstream. It is therefore extremely important to control how much glucose is put into pet foods.
A high glycemic index, caused by cereals rich in highly digestible starch, is instead, the reason of occurence of diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Foods with high glycemic index (large amounts of glucose) cause pets to have an increased risk of diabetes and obesity.
Farmina Pet Foods has a low glycemic index (little glucose) and therefore provides a much better well-being for the dogs and cats.