Bark Bistro uses 100% USDA fresh foods with no fillers or preservatives. We proudly only use human-grade, nutritious ingredients.
USDA Certified Ground Beef -is an excellent protein source that is rich in B vitamins, especially B12, which is vital to the proper functioning of nearly every system in the body. It also contains highly bioavailable forms of iron, zinc, and vitamin D, as well as significant levels of magnesium, copper, cobalt, phosphorus, chromium, nickel, and selenium. We buy 85/15 or leaner beef and grind it in-house.
USDA Certified Ground Chicken - A terrific lean protein source ideal for muscle growth and weight management, chicken is rich in selenium, an antioxidant that maintains healthy skin and joints and has been shown to fight cancer and other degenerative diseases, as well as B vitamins essential for proper cell function. We buy boneless chicken breast and leg meat and grind it in-house.
USDA Certified Chicken Thigh - USDA inspected and approved chicken thigh meat is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B-6, panthothenic acid, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and niacin. It is sometimes overlooked that chicken thigh meat delivers more vitamin B, iron, antioxidants and overall nutritional value than its white meat counterparts.
USDA Certified Chicken Liver - contains high levels of Vitamin A, which promotes good vision and contributes to healthy skin, digestion, and immunity.
USDA Certified Ground Turkey - We only use the finest USDA inspected and approved, restaurant grade ground turkey in this healthy dog food recipe. Turkey for dogs is a superior source of lean protein and contains selenium, niacin, iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium and B vitamins.
Carrots - Rich in beta-carotene (which the body converts to Vitamin A), carrots are famous for promoting eye and skin health. They also have known anti-cancer, anti-aging, and cleansing properties, and their fiber content helps reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Kale - Kale is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is exceptionally rich in vitamin K, which plays in important role in blood and bone health. Kale contains sulforaphane, a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties. Phytochemicals found in kale are thought to suppress tumor growth and block cancer-causing substances from reaching their targets.
Green Beans - Green beans are rich in vitamin K, riboflavin, copper, omega-3 fatty acids and niacin. Green beans for dogs are also a good source for dietary fiber, phosphorous and protein.
Green Peas - Green Peas are a very good source of vitamins C and K, manganese, dietary fiber, folate, and thiamin. Peas for dogs are also a good source of vitamin A, phosphorous, vitamin B6, protein, niacin, magnesium, riboflavin, copper, iron, zinc and potassium.
Broccoli - Broccoli is an excellent source of the vitamins K, C and A as well as folate and fiber. Broccoli for dogs is also a good source of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and the vitamins B6 and E.
Zucchini - Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. Zucchini for dogs is also a good source for magnesium, vitamin A, dietary fiber, potassium, copper, folate and phosphorous. In addition, it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, calcium, zinc, niacin and protein.
HEALTHY CARBS (Whole Grains)
Whole Wheat Macaroni - Whole wheat macaroni is made from the whole grain and delivers a higher level of nutrients than regular pasta, including fiber, folic acid and iron. Pasta made with bleached flour is substantially less expensive than whole wheat pasta but the nutritional difference between these two items is considerable so we use whole wheat exclusively. In fact, this diet is extremely nutritious because of the whole wheat macaroni.
Potato - Potatoes are high in potassium and contain substantial amounts of vitamins C and B6. They are also a good source of niacin, fiber, magnesium iron and thiamin. Potatoes for dogs are cleaned and cooked with the skins on in order to preserve the maximum nutritional value.
Sweet Potato - Antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory sweet potatoes are soothing to the digestive tract. High in dietary fiber, they are considered an anti-diabetic food because they help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. They are a good source cancer-fighting beta-carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), heart healthy vitamin B6 and potassium, and vitamins C and E, which help prevent disease and promote longevity.
Apples - Packed with soluble fiber and vitamin C, apples are a flavonol-rich wonder food that helps detoxify the liver and has been found to reduce the risk of cancer. The skins also contains quercetin, shown to boost and fortify the immune system. We buy low sugar varieties.
Blueberries - With low sugar content and the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit (including lots of vitamin C and the powerful phytochemical anthocyanin, which gives them their rich blue/purple color), blueberries many health-promoting properties help boost the immune system, prevent infection, and block cancer development. We buy wild blueberries, which contain more anthocyanin and demonstrate greater antioxidant capacity per serving than cultivated blueberries.
OILS (Good Fats)
Fish Oil - Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil have been found to reduce inflammation, thus helping to treat allergies as well as lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (i.e., brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. They are also important for skin and fur health.