Pet Foods Recommended for Healthier Skin & Coats


Pet food dishNZYMES.COM has no direct relationships with specific pet food manufacturers or suppliers; we only recommend foods that are Super-Premium or Holistic. Such foods are simply manufactured to higher overall quality standards.This means several things: 1) being “meat based”; 2) they are more wholesome, nutritious and better balanced; 3) they typically include a “vitamins and minerals” package designed to be more thoroughly absorbed by a pet’s body; 4) They avoid sugar conversion sources.

Why Should I Change Pet Foods?

After more than 17 years of working with top Veterinarians and Pet Nutritionists around the pet industry we have clearly witnessed increased volumes of problematic “Pet Health Issues” related to the poorer quality pet foods and treats being sold commercially in the U.S and around the world. Such foods do not provide your pet with the sort of nutrition they actually NEED.

Remember “NO-GRAIN” is Not a Guarantee of NO SUGAR”!

Read the Ingredients for Typical Pet Food Sold in Supermarkets Today

INGREDIENTS: Beef, whole grain corn, barley, rice, whole grain wheat, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols, soybean meal, oat meal, poultry by-product meal, glycerin, egg and chicken flavor, mono and dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, poultry and pork digest, dried spinach, dried peas, dried carrots, MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), folic acid, biotin], choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, Red 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 2, garlic oil.

Sugar is out of control in pet foods. The majority of commercially available foods found in “Supermarkets, Large Pet Retailers and Wholesale Discounts Stores” utilize primary carbohydrate ingredients that have a higher glycemic index and therefore convert to sugar very quickly upon being consumed. Check the top 8 ingredients in your pet’s food and if you see “Wheat, Corn, White Rice, Potatoes, Tapioca, or sweet potato then ‘for sure’ you need a food change.

What About Meat?

When it comes to meat, don’t accept any kind of By-Product Meal in your pet’s food. But, even when a meat is listed as 1st ingredient, such as Chicken or Beef, this meat will not be the ‘actual’ primary ingredient after water and bone is extracted.

All Premium-quality foods will list some sort of MEAT MEAL as the primary ingredient – meaning the meat has been weighed only after water has been extracted. Such higher-quality foods will also normally be devoid of by-products as well as dangerous preservatives and additives. Pet foods of this quality will NOT be found in supermarkets or large chain-stores, including the large corporate pet stores or discount chains. Instead, they will be found in small local pet stores within your community. Store-locator links on this page can help you find such dealers.

NZYMES® HEALTHY PET FOOD LIST
Kibble and Canned (wet)

These Brands/Formulas listed below are ‘suitable’ or OK for use with:
The NZYMES Healthy-Skin Program
Or with Basic Digestive Yeast Overgrowth or Candida Problems

IMPORTANT NOTE: The kibble listings provided here are not intended to be all-inclusive, or to infer that here are no other foods that will work for these common problems. But the ‘structure’ of the food is the most critical issue. GRAIN-FREE ‘Kibble’ foods are “allowed”, but ONLY those with a low glycemic profile like we’ve listed above.

If the foods listed here are not available in your area, please look online at Petflow.com or Jet.com. Remember, KNOW YOUR BRAND first as lesser foods are sold there too. Both sites offer reasonable shipping options.

Precisepet.com + Canada
888.477.3247 or 800.446.7148
FOR DOGS:

PRECISE HOLISTIC COMPLETE

• Small & Medium Breed Puppy
• Large & Giant Breed Puppy
• Small & Medium Breed Adult
• Large & Giant Breed Adult
• Senior
+   GRAIN-FREE Choices:
• Grain-Free Lamb & Turkey with Garbanzo Beans
• Grain-Free Salmon & Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea)
• Grain-Free Pork with Garbanzo Beans
**Wild at Heart = NOT APPROVED

PRECISE NATURALS

• Small & Medium Breed Puppy
• Large & Giant Breed Puppy
• Chicken Meal & Rice – Foundation
• Foundation Adult  (chicken)
• Sensicare®  (lamb meal)
• Endurance®  (chicken; higher protein for stamina)
• Senior

PRECISE NATURALS GRAIN-FREE

• Grain Free – Lamb Meal
• Grain Free – Chicken Formula

PRECISE NATURALS CANNED

• Chicken and Rice Foundation
• Lamb & Rice Sensicare
• Weight Management

FOR CATS:

Holistic Complete Formulas

• Wild at Heart River Line – Salmon
• Precise® – Feline Formulas
• Foundation Adult
• Feline Kitten
• Feline Natural Fish
• Feline Senior

PRECISE NATURALS

  • Chicken & Rice Foundation Formula

PRECISE NATURALS CANNED

  • Kitten
    Chicken
    Turkey
    Simmered Seafare
    Ocean Fish
    Mixed Grill
    Senior

 

NutriSource Brands:  + Canada/International
800.525.9155
FOR DOGS:

NUTRISOURCE DRY

• Adult – Chicken and Rice Formula
• Senior
• Performance

NUTRISOURCE GRAIN-FREE

• Chicken & Pea formula, OR…
• Both Large & Small Breed Chicken/Pea formula
• Prairie Select
• Lamb Meal & Peas formula + Large Breed version
• Woodlands Select (minor concern)
• Seafood Select
• Small-Breed Seafood Select

NUTRISOURCE CANNED FOODS
Chicken & Rice Formula
Lamb & Rice Formula Chicken
Lamb & Ocean Fish Formula

ADDITIONAL NutriSource BRANDS for Dogs

PURE VITA DRY – (The NutriSource ‘Holistic’ Label)

• Chicken & Brown Rice Formula
• Duck and Oatmeal
NOTE: No Treats from their list.

NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS
DRY by KLN Enterprises, Inc.

• Chicken Formula – All life stages

FOR CATS:

NUTRISOURCE DRY

• Cat & Kitten Chicken & Rice
• Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver
• Senior / Weight Management Cat

NUTRISOURCE GRAIN-FREE

• Country Select Entrée
• Ocean Select Entrée

NUTRISOURCE CANNED

Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Fish Kitten Formula
Chicken, Turkey, & Lamb Cat and Kitten Formula
Chicken & Rice Cat Formula

ADDITIONAL NutriSource BRANDS for Cats

PURE VITA DRY – (The NutriSource ‘Holistic’ Label)

• Grain-Free Chicken & Peas
• Grain-Free Salmon Entree
NOTE: No Treats from their list.

NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS
DRY by KLN Enterprises, Inc.

• Chicken Formula + Peas – All life stages

Acana Pet Foods:  + Canada/International
780.784.0300
FOR DOGS:

ACANA Heritage

• Free-Run Poultry
• Freshwater Fish
• Heritage Meats

ACANA Regionals

• Meadowland
• Wild Atlantic
• Grasslands

ACANA Singles

• Lamb & Apple
• Duck & Pear
• Pork & Squash
• Wild Mackerel

HEALTHY DOG TREATS:

ACANA Singles Treats

• Lamb & Apple
• Duck & Pear
• Pork & Squash
• Mackerel & Green

 

FOR CATS:

ACANA Regionals

• Meadowland
• Wild Atlantic
• Grasslands
• Appalachian Ranch

 

Ziwipeak + Canada/International
877.464.9494
FOR DOGS:

AIR-DRIED DOG FOOD
• Beef
• Lamb
• Venison
• Venison & Fish

MOIST DOG FOOD
Mackeral & Lamb
Venison
Lamb
Rabbit & Lamb
Tripe & Lamb
Beef

DOG TREATS
• Beef
• Lamb
• Venison

FOR CATS:

AIR-DRIED CAT FOOD
• Beef
• Lamb
• Venison

MOIST CAT FOOD
Mackeral & Lamb
Venison
Lamb
Rabbit & Lamb
Beef

CAT TREATS
• Lamb & Liver
• Venison & Fish

Orijen  + Canada/International
780.784.0300
FOR DOGS:

DRY DOG FOOD
• Adult Dog (chicken & turkey)
• Puppy or Puppy Large
• Six Fish Dog
• Regional Red
• Senior Dog
• Tundra

DOG TREATS
• Origina
• Tundra
• Regional Red
• Black Angus Beef
• Alberta Lamb
• Alberta Bison
• Free Run Duck
• Wild Boar

FOR CATS:

DRY CAT FOOD
• Cat & Kitten
• Six Fish
• Regional Red

CAT TREATS
• Original
• Tundra
• Regional Red
• Ranch Raised Lamb
• Alberta Wild Boar

Zignature+ Canada/International
888.897.7207
FOR DOGS:

DRY DOG FOOD
• All Seven Formulas, as of 3-14-16

WET DOG FOOD
• All Eight Formulas, as of 3-14-16

Horizon Pet Nutrition  +Canada/International
403.279.5874
FOR DOGS:

BLENDS

PULSAR DOG FOOD
• Fish
• Chicken
• Turkey

AMICUS DOG FOOD
• Puppy
• Adult
• Senior

LEGACY DOG FOOD
• Puppy
• Adult
• Senior

Fromm Family Foods  +Canada
262.242.2200
FOR DOGS:

GOLD NUTRITIONALS FOR DOGS

• Adult Gold
• Large Breed Adult Gold
• Puppy Gold
• Large Breed Puppy Gold
• Reduced Activity Senior

NOTE: No “Heartland Gold” or “Canned” food from their List

FOR CATS:

GOLD NUTRITIONALS FOR CATS

• Adult Gold
• Kitten Gold
• Mature Gold

NOTE: No Treats from their List

Wysong Pet Foods           +Canada
800.748.0188
FOR DOGS:

DRY FOOD FORMULAS

• Adult
• Fundamentals
• Growth
• Senior
• Anergen
• Anergen 2
• Epigen all varieties (canned OK)
• Synorgon
• Nurture with Quail

* No Vegan – No Biscuits

RAW FORMULAS
• Archetype

TREATS

• Dream Treats

FOR CATS:

DRY FOOD FORMULAS

• Fundamentals
• Nurture
• Vitality
• Uretic
• Senior
• Anergen
• Anergen 2
• Nurture with Quail
• Geriatrx™

* No Vegan – No Biscuits

RAW FORMULAS
• Archetype

TREATS

• Cat Treats

RAW FOOD DIETS
BARF – BASICS – Understanding their Usage

There are 4 types of raw diets that can be purchased so it is CRITICAL people call the company and ask HOW to use these diets to make sure they are balanced and complete.

  1. Complete diets, with vitamins minerals and balanced calcium/phosphorus ratio.
  2. Straight raw meats (incomplete diets) and they need to be balanced in their calcium and phosphorus ratio before you use them. This is done with a companion product the company will instruct you to purchase. (These must be used with a variety of other foods in order to bring them up to a complete diet).
  3. Grain/veggie/fruit diets and you have to add the raw meat.
  4. Commercial kibble that is calculated to use up to 20% raw meat with the kibble.
PREPARED NATURAL FOODS – You add raw meat
These foods are a preparation of whole grains, fruits, and veggies.
You must supply the meat protein and follow their directions exactly or you can unbalance the diet.
SUPER PREMIUM KIBBLE & RAW

Please DO NOT USE just any kibble mixed with meat for your pet’s complete diet. The kibbles shown below are calculated specifically so you can add NO MORE THAN 20% RAW MEAT with them and maintain the proper calcium and phosphorus levels especially important for large breed puppies.

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
877.738.6325
Scheduled Delivery – Call for Info
RAW FOR DOGS

• Chicken & Vegetable
• Turkey & Vegetable
• Beef & Vegetable
• Buffalo (Bison) & Vegetable

Primal Pet Foods Inc.   +International
866.566.4652
RAW FOR DOGS:

RAW FROZEN FORMULAS

• Beef
• Chicken
• Duck
• Lamb
• Pheasant
• Quail
• Rabbit
• Turkey & Sardine
• Venison
• Beef & Salmon

TREATS OK TO USE

• Dry Roasted Buffalo Liver Chunks
• Dry Roasted Chicken Shredders
• Dry Roasted Venison Liver Slabs
• Dry Roasted Venison Lung Puffs
• Jerky Chicken Chips
• Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver Munchies
• Jerky Chicken Nibs

RAW FOR CATS:

RAW FROZEN FORMULAS

• Beef & Salmon
• Quail
• Chicken & Salmon
• Pheasant
• Turkey
• Venison

Stella & Chewy’s
888.477.8977
RAW FOR DOGS:

FROZEN OR FREEZE-DRIED
• Beef
• Chicken
• Lamb
• Duck/Goose

RAW FOR DOGS:

FROZEN OR FREEEZE DRIED
• Chick, Chick, Chicken
• Yummy Lickin’ Salmon/Chicken
• Charming Chicken/Beef
• Super Beef-A-Licious

SheBangs Natural Selection – South Indiana
812.649.5000
Call
Northwest Naturals
866.637.1872

FOODS TYPES THAT ARE OK TO FEED WITH CANDIDA YEAST OVERGROWTH PROBLEMS

MEATS & PROTEIN SOURCES OK TO USE: Beef, Buffalo, Duck, Chicken (eggs), Fish, Rabbit, Turkey, Cornish Hen, Lamb, Eggs.

NOTE: (No RAW Northwest Pacific Salmon or Steelhead).

VEGETABLES OK TO USE:Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Spinach, Squash, Yellow Beans.

YOGURT PRODUCTS: Use plain yogurt only – NO SUGAR ADDED! Adding the NZYMES supplements to plain Yogurt can serve as an effective method of feeding the supplements to the more finicky pets.

**TREATS OK TO USE: Try to use treats that are MEAT-BASED ONLY, with no wheat (especially wheat gluten), isolated white rice (brewers rice), potatoes or corn meal. For dogs doing battle with a Systemic Yeast Infection (SYI).

Beside the ones list above here are some safe options for healthy treats:

Meyer Country Farms – Belly Rubs

Primal Pet Treats | Wysong Dream Treats

Stella & Chewy’s – Freeze-Dried Treats (Crunch or Kisses)

FOODS TYPES TO AVOID WITH CANDIDA YEAST OVERGROWTH PROBLEMS

CONSIDERING PRIMARY OR SECONDARY FOOD ITEMS THAT MAY END UP IN THE DIET.

WHEN CHOOSING PREMIUM DRY FOOD: The first 8 ingredients should NOT include – potatoes, sweet potato, white rice (brewers), corn products, wheat products (gluten), or Tapioca.

TO PROTECT YOUR PET YOU SHOULD:

AVOID PET FOODS OR TREATS THAT CONTAIN: Meat-by-products, poultry-by-products, Tapioca, sausage, bacon, corn beef, lunch meats, smoked turkey, ham, sauces or gravies.

AVOID THESE GRAINS:Enriched flour, wheat, wheat gluten, white rice*, brewers rice, rice flour*, corn meal, corn gluten, millet, rye, alfalfa, prepackaged breads, cereals, cookies, crackers, pretzels and pasta. (*White rice may be ok if properly balanced in a quality food with brown rice or ricebran).

AVOID THESE WHOLE VEGETABLES: Corn, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, Carrots, yams, etc. (amounts of these vegetables used in holistic pet foods are usually very small and likely not problematic).

AVOID PRODUCTS LIKE: Peanuts.

AVOID DAIRY PRODUCTS LIKE: Buttermilk, cheeses and cottage cheese.

AVOID ANYTHING SWEET: Sugar, sorbitol, caramel coloring, honey, molasses, maple syrup, corn syrup or Dextrose.

AVOID THESE TREATS: Milk Bones, Bonz, Beggin Strips, Snausages, Jerky Treats, Greenies, rawhides, pig ears and others. Look closely at ingredients.

OTHER DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS

ADVISE EVERYONE ABOUT YOUR PETS’ RESTRICTED DIET
Make sure that ALL family members, neighbors, utility company employees and Postal workers are aware that
your pet is on a RESTRICTED DIET and that it is NOT OK to give treats or any of the problem foods.

USE FILTERED WATER:
If possible, use filtered water for your pet. Chlorine used in city water will contribute to the breakdown of the GI tract’s natural Flora, making it more difficult to resolve yeast issues. Therefore, we suggest examining options to provide your pet either filtered water or bottled water. Two economical options would be – 1) an inexpensive Brita filter pitcher for your counter; 2) bottled water by the gallon or 2.5 gallons is quite inexpensive and will greatly help to protect your pet from further Flora damage – now and future. Dogs (especially) tend to drink lots of water in warmer months of the year – sometimes drinking for minutes at a time – and if that water is chlorinated, it can reak havoc on digestive Flora.