Vitamins & Minerals: The Foundation to Thrive
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Vitamins & Minerals: The Foundation to Thrive

by Wes Chang

This is our series on the ingredients in Wild Earth’s Clean Protein dog food called ‘Ingredients With A Purpose’. We understand there are A LOT of options when it comes to what you feed your dog. We also understand you want to feed them the best food possible and labels can be confusing. The goal of this series is to give you insight into the role each ingredient plays in our food and the components that make a complete dog diet. We’ve broken the articles down into the components that make a healthy dog diet: Protein, Fats & Carbohydrates, Fibers, Vitamins & Minerals, Essential Fatty Acids, Superfoods, Amino Acids, Prebiotics & Probiotics.

Vitamins and Minerals

Rounding out our series on a complete dog diet are vitamins and minerals. Many of these nutrients are found in the whole ingredients in our food. Yeast, chickpeas, oats, and sweet potatoes contain many of the vital vitamins and minerals your dog needs. Vitamins and minerals work together to support every single function in not just a dog or human, but every living organism. They are the essential substances bodies need to function and develop properly.

In order to ensure the best possible formula, we’ve also fortified our food with certain nutrients to give your dog the optimum levels. We ensure your dog gets all the nutrients they need by fortifying our dog food with additional ingredients such as potassium chloride and L-carnitine for heart health, to help maintain a healthy metabolism and build strong muscles; zinc for digestion, skin, and immune function; and our yeast protein is rich in B vitamins and beta-carotene for vitamin A.

Wild Earth Clean Protein Dog Food is formulated to be a complete and balanced diet for your dog. We use absolutely no animal ingredients and that includes all of our added vitamins and minerals.

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Dicalcium Phosphate

Supports kidney function as well as motor skills.

Calcium Carbonate

Helps to build and maintain bones and teeth as well as regulate the heartbeat and grow muscles.

Choline Chloride

Promotes a healthy nervous system.


While a dog creates its own taurine from other essential amino acids (cysteine and methionine), we've added it because it is a crucial amino acid for overall health. Taurine assists in cardiac function, eye health and immune system function.


Plant sugar that occurs in a variety of fruits, vegetables and cereal. Improves digestibility and the absorption of dietary calcium, iron and other minerals.

Zinc Proteinate

Zinc is a powerful antioxidant that helps with digestion, skin and immune function.

Iron Proteinate

Basically, all living organisms require iron. It serves a wide variety of functions, but most importantly is the transportation of oxygen in hemoglobin and digesting fatty acids.

Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and an essential nutrient. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that supports the immune system and the creation of red blood cells.

Copper Proteinate

Copper is essential in creating red blood cells and nerve cells. It also helps with iron absorption.


L-Carnitine is an amino acid that helps with heart health, maintaining a healthy metabolism, and building strong muscles.

Potassium Chloride

A source of potassium that helps with nerve and muscle functions.

Vitamin A Supplement

Dog’s use vitamin A for eye health, immune and cell function.

Manganese Proteinate

An antioxidant that activates enzymes and helps process fatty acids.

Sodium Selenite

Activates antioxidant enzymes and supports tissue function in the body.

Niacin Supplement

Vitamin B3 that helps with metabolism, cognitive function and digestion

d-Calcium Pantothenate

A source of Vitamin B5. It helps a dog to metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Riboflavin Supplement

Helps the body break down proteins, carbs and fats. Also aids in the body's use of oxygen.

Thiamine Mononitrate

Thiamine helps turn carbohydrates into energy.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

B12 is crucial for a healthy nervous system, brain function, cell growth and intestinal health.

Calcium Iodate

Ensures a healthy thyroid to control your dog’s metabolism.

Vitamin D2 Supplement

Aids in calcium absorption in the guy and kidneys.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

A vitamin B6 that aids in growing hair and nails as well as enzymes and growth hormones.

Folic Acid

An essential B vitamin for dogs. It works to metabolize amino acids as well as produce and maintain new cells and their walls.

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