Our Superfood Ingredients

At Smack, we work hard to provide you with the world’s best pet food. We have earned the distinction as the only 5-star rated Canadian raw food, “Enthusiastically Recommended” by the world’s most recognized and respected site for dog food reviews, DogFoodAdvisor.com, which provides non-biased dog food reviews covering over 3,500 commercial dog foods.

Our top-tier rating acknowledges the excellency of our formulation, but a guaranteed analysis and a list of ingredients does not tell the whole story. So, we’ve taken things a few steps further in the pursuit of making the world’s best food for pets. All Smack five-star rated raw dehydrated foods feature a short list of the world’s best organic and conventional whole superfood ingredients that are proven highly beneficial for health and are also lip-smacking good, without any fillers, gluten, or grain.

Smack chicken diets are made from Manitoba-grown free-range chicken fed an Omega-rich, GMO-free diet. Our chicken is bone-in, with organs, raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics, drugs, or preservatives. Our wild BC pink salmon is bone-in, with organs, and is not treated with preservatives such as ethoxyquin. In fact, our wild salmon is so good, it even has the red caviar!

Smack Pet Food is proud to present an exciting series on the ingredients we use in our Smack recipes. In each of these spotlights you will find a photo of the actual ingredient we use - sometimes with its pre-dried version -along with its most stand-out qualities as a functional superfood.

Our GMO-free blackberry contains high amounts of ellagic acid, a phytochemical known to be a powerful anti-cancer fighter that also reduces oxidative stress.

Rated the 2nd highest antioxidant concentration for all US foods, based on “common serving sizes”.

Blackberry’s high tannin content tightens tissues, has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, and helps relieve intestinal inflammation and diarrhea.

Recent studies have shown that glycoclycerolipids in spinach help protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage – especially damage related to inflammation.

In a recent study, out of 9 vegetables, including kale, spinach was the only one to show evidence of significant protection against certain aggressive and early stage cancers. This is due to unusually high amounts of epoxyxanthophylls found in the leaves of spinach. Research of spinach has also linked improved eye-health and consumption of spinach, especially the reduction of macular degeneration and other age-related eye problems.

Millet seed - often mistakenly referred to as a grain - is technically a gluten-free, non-allergenic seed with a low glycemic index and a surprisingly high antioxidant activity. Consumption of millet produces low blood sugars and creates higher insulin sensitivity, important for the increase of lean muscle mass and reduction of unnecessary fat.

The insoluble fibers in millet seed also increase the rate of digestion and reduce constipation. If that were not enough, millet seed is also a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid which raises serotonin levels, promoting better mood and reduced stress!

Our GMO-free organic blueberries are a delicious, benefit-rich berry. Studies on blueberries have shown that including them in your dogs' diet may improve functional night vision, improve learned movement behaviour, improve memory and increase exploratory behaviour!

In traditional medicine, coconut is widely used to address inflammation, upset stomach, ulcers, skin infections, asthma, and more. Studies of coconut in modern medicine have proven that coconut can in fact help the body kill infections, viruses, fungi, expel tapeworms, lice, and other parasites.

Coconut also helps improve digestion and increase the rate of absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Coconut relieves symptoms of ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers, reduces inflammation, and improves immune function as well as improves thyroid function.

Our GMO-free organic mangoes are a delicious, low-acid fruit known to reduce the risk of cancer. They also contain a high amount of dietary fiber, improving the digestive health of your dog and also reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disorders known to occur in dogs with a low fiber diet.

These dietary fibers also increase the rate of absorption of vitamins and minerals in a dogs' intestines. Mangoes' unique dietary fiber benefits are not shared with the dietary fibers of grains.

Parsley is a known chemoprotective food. What this means is that it has shown, in animal studies to inhibit tumor formation and even neutralize carcinogens! Furthermore, parsley has shown to increase antioxidant capacity of the blood! Parsley also contains a high amount of Vitamin C, which fights against free-radicals in all water-soluble areas of the body further reducing the development and progression of a wide variety of diseases.

The 3 main areas of benefits related to consumption of carrots are: Vision Health, Cancer Fighting, and Cardiovascular Health.

According to a new, 10-year long study, carrots were shown to be the most effective food for reducing cardiovascular disease when consumed in regular, "low" amounts.

In studies on the risk of cataracts in animals, geranyl acetate, a substance in carrots, was repeatedly shown to reduce the risk of cataracts.

Studies show that carrot extract has the powerful ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the colon.

An aromatic herb, marjoram has calming effects on the stomach, helps to relieve diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and improves appetite.

A powerful antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial agent, marjoram helps reduce the risk of food poisoning and improve the immune system as well as reduces inflammation.

In addition, marjoram has calming effects on the nerves, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Our GMO-free cranberry helps prevent urinary tract infections by inhibiting microorganisms from adhering to the bladder and urinary tract.

Cranberry contains high amounts of ellagic acid, a phytochemical known to be a powerful anti-cancer fighter!

The tannins found in cranberries help reduce tooth decay and inhibit bad stomach bacteria from adhering to the stomach.

Smack uses organic GMO-free pineapple which contain high amounts of a complex substance called bromelain, which facilitates in protein digestion. However, the benefits don’t stop there! Studies on bromelain have shown that it reduces growth of certain tumors. The use of bromelain is popular among athletes for its ability to reduce muscle aches and inflammation, important for speedy muscle recovery!

In terms of common serving size, strawberries (organic GMO-free) are ranked as the second-most antioxidant containing fruit, just behind blackberry. Strawberry polyphenols help regulate blood sugar levels and even reduce blood sugar spikes. Regular intake of strawberries has also shown to reduce inflammation, the root of nearly all disease!

Rich in an oil called thymol, thyme has been proven in studies to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in the cell membranes of the brain, kidney and heart. Thyme also has powerful antimicrobial activity against bacteria such as E. coli, meaning that thyme can actually decontaminate contaminated food!

Peppermint is a popular as a remedy to ease indigestion by calming the muscles of the stomach. Peppermint’s soothing effects on the smooth muscles of the intestines also make it a great cure for IBS - relieving issues such as gas, diarrhea, and pain due to spasms.

Closest in composition to bone and teeth. Eggshell powder is close in bioavailability to that of bone - the best known source of calcium for dogs and cats.

Celery claims a very long list of phytonutrients known to decrease risk of oxidative damage to body fats and risk of oxidative damage to blood vessel walls. Studies on celery extract have shown to protect the digestive tract and liver.

In animals, the pectin-based polysaccharides found in celery have been shown to improve the integrity of the stomach lining and reduce the risk of stomach ulcers and help control healthy levels of stomach secretions.