Maximum Life - Vegan Dog Kibble
MAX LIFE dog kibble is grain free, gluten free, 100% non-GMO and is formulated for your dog's maximum health. MAX LIFE meets the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for all life stages.
The main ingredients are sunflower seeds, pea protein & whole dried peas, non-GMO soybean meal & soybean oil, and tapioca. MAX LIFE contains all of the essential nutrients and amino-acids, including taurine, L-carnitine, DL-methionine, L-lysine, and vitamin B12 supplement and many others.
(see INGREDIENTS section for full list of ingredients).
Sunflower seeds – loaded with Vitamin E, which is important for pet’s coat and helps to prevent/remedy dryness of skin. Furthermore, sunflower seeds are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and heart-healthy.
Pea protein & Whole Dried Peas – peas in general 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 provides benefits for the digestive system.
Soybean Meal & Soybean Oil– high quality protein with complementary profile of amino acids and vitamins.
Tapioca – non-toxic and gluten free starch that binds ingredients in dry kibble – to make dry kibble you need an ingredient that binds other ingredients together, and tapioca is a good choice because it is non-toxic, gluten & lectin free.
Crude Protein (Minimum)............. 30.0%
Crude Fat (Minimum)................... 15.0%
Crude Fibre (Maximum)................. 6.0%
Moisture (Maximum).................... 10.0%
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum.... 7.00%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum.... 0.28%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO
Dehulled Sunflower Seeds, Pea Protein Concentrate, Soybean Meal, Whole Dried Peas, Tapioca, Soybean Oil, Whole Dried Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Dried Molasses Products, Yeast Culture, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dextrose, L-Carnitine, Taurine, L-Lysine, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp Meal, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract and Cobalt Carbonate.
No animal products, no wheat, no corn, no gluten
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS PER 1 MEAL*
Toy (Up to 10 lbs)........ 1/4 cup
Small (11-30 lbs).......... 1/2 cup
Medium (31-60 lbs)...... 1 cup
Large (61-90 lbs).......... 2 cups
Extra Large (90+ lbs)... 2.5 cups
*per meal amount based on 2 meals per day
**standard 8-oz cup
Feed dry kibble as is, or mix with water to make moistened food (see ADD WATER section).
Puppies can be started on dry kibble as early as they begin to nibble at solid foods (usually 3-4 weeks of age). Until 6 months of age, they should be fed all of the moistened food they will consume at intervals throughout the day. If fed dry, the food may be kept out at all times.
We strongly recommend adding water to dry kibble to increase your pet’s hydration. To prepare moist food from dry kibble:
• Start by using a lower amount of dry food (than what is indicated above for your pet)
• Add water 1:1 ratio (1 part kibble to 1 part water)
• Let stand for 30-60 min
Note: Check and brush your pet’s teeth regularly.
FIRST TIME FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS
Introduce your pet to vegan pet food gradually.
Option 1. Start by adding Evolution Diet to the old product, to which your pet is already accustomed: 1 part Evolution Diet, 2 parts old product. Then increase the proportion of Evolution Diet until you have 100% Evolution Diet and none of the old product.
Option 2. Start by mixing 1 teaspoon of flaked nutritional yeast, margarine, or vegetable oil to each cup of Evolution Diet. Pets adapt to Evolution Diet with no added flavor after 1-2 weeks.
CAUTION: If the switch to vegan pet food is not done gradually, there is a small risk pets may vomit or get diarrhea for 2-3 days.
For picky pets add some nutritional yeast (sold separately). Sprinkling nutritional yeast makes the food taste cheesy, a flavour pets love. For 1 cup of dry kibble, sprinkle ¼ of a teaspoon of nutritional yeast.