Buckley Ingredient Glossary

Curious about what goes into Buckley products? Below is every ingredient we use and its definition. We are proud of everything we put into our products and have the transparency to prove it!

Agar-Agar

This thickening agent is derived from red seaweed and is high in fiber, it is used as an alternative to carrageenan.

Bacon

Bacon is a cut of pork added to provide unique flavor variety and enhanced palatability.

Beef

Beef refers to muscle meat from cattle which is a source of high quality protein and essential amino acids.

Beef Bone

Beef bone refers to skeletal tissue of cattle. It is a source of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, both of which are important for healthy bones and teeth.

Beef Kidney

Beef kidney is a nutrient dense organ meat from cattle. It is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, especially B12 and iron.

Beef Liver

Beef liver is nutrient dense organ meat from cattle. It is rich in protein, contains an easily absorbed form of iron, and provides essential vitamins.

Beef Lung

A nutrient dense organ meat from cattle. It is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B12.

Biotin

This water soluble B vitamin is necessary for metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, and non-essential amino acids. It helps maintain healthy skin and haircoat

Black Pepper

The fruit of the black pepper plant; a spice used to enhance flavor and thought to have antibacterial properties as well as antioxidant potential.

Calcium Carbonate

A supplemental form of calcium. This mineral is important in bone and dental health and supports skeletal structure and function.

Calcium Iodate

A form of supplemental iodine. Iodine is essential in the synthesis of thyroid hormone

Cane Sugar

A natural sweetener and flavor enhancer made from sugar cane.

Canola Oil

A vegetable oil derived from rapeseed that provides a blend of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids used for energy.

Chia Seed

Chia seed consists of ground chia seeds and is a concentrated source of energy as well as fiber. It is notably high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Chicken

Meat from chickens that is highly digestible, palatable and a lean protein source.

Chicken Broth

Chicken broth is made by cooking chicken in water and is added to canned formulas as a source of moisture as wall as to enhance flavor.

Chicken Fat

Chicken fat is a digestible source of energy which contains the fatty acids arachidonic and linoleic acids. These are important for immunity and inflammatory responses.

Chicken Heart

Chicken heart is a nutrient dense organ meat from chicken. It is a lean source of protein that contains fatty acids, iron, and vitamins; it is high in vitamin B12.

Chicken Liver

Chicken liver is a nutrient dense organ meat from chicken. It is rich in protein, iron, and vitamins A and B12.

Chicken with Ground Bone

Meat and skeletal tissue from chickens. Chicken meat is a highly digestible, palatable and lean protein source, and the bone provides an added source of calcium and phosphorus

Chickpea Flour

Chickpea flour is made from ground chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). Chickpeas are legumes rich in protein and fiber and are a good source of iron.

Choline Chloride

A supplemental form of the B vitamin choline. Choline is necessary for building and maintaining cell structure, plays and important role in fat metabolism in the liver, and is essential for the formation of acetylcholine, a substance that is necessary for transmission of nerve impulses.

Chondroitin Sulfate

An important structural component of healthy joint cartilage.

Citric Acid

A natural antioxidant derived from citrus fruits that is used as a preservative.

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is made from dried, ground coconut meat. It is a source of protein and carbohydrates that is also rich in fiber and healthy fatty acids.

Coconut Oil

This oil, extracted from coconuts, is high in healthy fats and medium chain triglycerides.

Copper Proteinate

This chelated form of copper is more easily absorbed from the digestive system because it is bound to protein. Copper is important for maintaining coat color.

d-Calcium pantothenate

A supplemental source of pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B6. It is an essential nutrient required to synthesize coenzyme-A as well as for synthesis and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Dandelion Root

The root of the dandelion plant provides a source of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium and iron and is loaded with the antioxidants Vitamin A and C.

Dicalcium Phosphate

This mineral supplement provides both calcium and phosphorus, two essential nutrients important for maintaining healthy teeth and bones.

Dried Apple

Real apples that have been dried which provide a natural source of fiber as well as vitamins.

Dried Cheddar Cheese

Cheese that is dried is added to provide a natural source of protein, fat, and calcium and also enhances the flavor.

Dried Honey

Honey from which the moisture has been removed; used as a natural sweetener.

Dried Sweet Potato

This root vegetable is high in fiber and rich in phytonutrients such as beta-carotene.

Dried Yeast

Dried yeast is a natural source of B-complex vitamins and protein. This ingredient also enhances flavor.

Duck Broth

Duck broth is made by cooking duck in water and is added to canned formulas as a source of moisture as well as to provide unique flavor.

Duck Fat

Duck fat is a digestible source of energy which contains the fatty acids arachidonic and linoleic acids. These are important for a healthy immune system.

Duck Heart

This lean protein contains fatty acids, iron, and vitamins.

Duck Liver

Liver is an organ meat rich in protein and easily absorbable iron, as well as numerous other vitamins and minerals.

Duck with Ground Bone

Duck is digestible protein and the bone provides natural sources of calcium and phosphorus, important for bones and teeth.

Egg

Egg is the perfect protein source, it is highly digestible and rich in essential amino acids.

Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide

This is a source of iodine which is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormone.

Flaxseed Meal

Flaxseed is a superfood, rich in protein, fiber and fatty acids.

Folic Acid

Another essential B vitamin, folic acid is necessary for red blood cell formation, nervous system function and reproduction.

Gelatin

Gelatin is a purified protein source, added to enhance the texture and structure.

Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance that is important for healthy joints.

Ground Rice

Rice is a highly digestible carbohydrate source that provides energy and is great for sensitive pets.

Iron Proteinate

This chelated form of iron is more easily absorbed from the digestive system because it is bound to protein. Iron is necessary for oxygen transport to cells throughout the body.

Lactic Acid

A naturally occurring organic compound that has antimicrobial properties.

Lamb

Lamb is highly digestible protein, providing essential amino acids to support the body’s lean muscle mass.

Lamb Broth

Lamb broth is made by cooking lamb in water and is added to canned formulas as a source of moisture and well as to provide a unique flavor.

Lamb Fat

Lamb fat is a digestible source of energy which contains the fatty acids arachidonic and linoleic acids. These are important for a healthy immune system.

Lamb Liver

Lamb liver is nutrient dense organ meat from sheep. It is rich in protein, contains an easily absorbed form of iron, and provides essential vitamins.

Lecithin

Lecithin is added to naturally enhance texture and also has antioxidant properties.

Manganese Proteinate

This chelated form of manganese is important for proper bone growth and reproduction.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees, it acts as a natural sweetener and flavor enhancer.

Mixed Tocopherols

Tocopherols are vitamin E compunds that have powerful antioxidant properties.

Natural Chicken Flavor

This natural ingredient is added to provide enhanced flavor and palatability.

Natural Pork Flavor

This natural ingredient from pork sources provides enhanced flavor and palatability.

Natural Smoke Flavor

Natural smoke flavor is created through the smoking process of hardwoods, it is particularly palatable.

Natural Vegetable Flavor

This natural ingredient made from vegetables provides enhanced flavor and palatability.

Niacin Supplement

Also known as Vitamin B3; niacin is important for healthy skin and hair as well as for the normal function of the nervous system and energy metabolism.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is highly palatable, especially for dogs. It also supplies protein and healthy fats.

Phosphoric Acid

A natural compound that enhances flavor.

Pork

This highly digestible lean protein source supplies essential amino acids, the building blocks for healthy muscles and organs.

Pork Broth

Pork broth is made by cooking pork in water and is added to canned formulas as a source of moisture as well as to provide unique flavor.

Pork Fat

This naturally preserved fat source provides energy and fatty acids to the diet.

Pork Liver

Pork liver is a nutrient dense organ meat from pigs. It is rich in protein, contains an easily absorbed form of iron, and provides essential vitamins.

Potassium Chloride

This potassium salt is source of potassium and chloride, both of which are required for proper nerve conduction, body fluid maintenance, and certain metabolic processes.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is used as a natural source of fiber that is beneficial for normal digestion.

Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Also known as vitamin B6, pyridoxine is necessary for formation of blood cells and nervous system function.

Raspberries

Raspberries are a superfood, rich in plant based nutrients.

Red Lentils

Red lentils are a unique legume, added as a source of protein, healthy fiber and carbohydrates.

Riboflavin Supplement

Vitamin B2 supplement is an essential nutrient and is important for proper nervous system function and energy metabolism.

Rosemary Extract

This herbal extract is used as a natural flavor enhancer and also has antioxidant properties.

Sage

Sage is an herb rich in vitamins and minerals, it is added to enhance flavor.

Salmon Oil

This marine oil is extracted from salmon and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA.

Salt

Salt is a source of the minerals sodium and chloride which are necessary for cell health, transmitting nerve impulses, and muscle contraction. Excess salt in the diet is not recommended for people or for pets, but a small amount is essential. Feeding treats that contain added salt is certainly not harmful for healthy pets. If your pet has a medical condition that requires restriction of salt intake (such as congestive heart failure), we would recommend consulting a veterinarian.

Selenium Yeast

Selenium is an essential mineral that has antioxidant properties in the body.

Sodium Selenite

Sodium selenite is another form of the trace mineral selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant mineral that is necessary for normal immune function and reproduction.

Sorbic Acid

Sorbic acid is a natural organic compound that acts as a preservative.

Sorghum Grits

Sorghum grits are created by grinding sorghum, also known as milo. This unique ingredient provides carbohydrates that supply energy.

Sunflower Oil

This purified oil is made by pressing sunflower seeds. It is a rich source of fatty acids.

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca starch is a highly digestible carbohydrate source made from the cassava plant.

Thiamine mononitrate

Also known as vitamin B1, thiamine is required for metabolism of protein and carbohydrates as well as normal nervous system function.

Thyme

Thyme is a herb that enhances flavor in foods.

Tricalcium Phosphate

This mineral source of calcium and phosphorus supports strong bones and teeth.

Turmeric

This powerful spice is used to enhance flavor and is known for its antioxidant properties.

Vegetable Glycerin

A natural compound created from plant sources enhances texture and palatability.

Vitamin A Supplement

Vitamin A is essential for reproduction, vision, immunity, bone and tooth development.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

An essential B vitamin that supports red blood cell formation and nervous system function. B12 is the only B vitamin that can be stored by the body.

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient important for bone health.

Vitamin E Supplement

This essential vitamin has antioxidant effects that help support the immune system as well as healthy skin and coat.

Whole Yellow Peas

Peas are a powerhouse legume, rich in plant based nutrients but also supplying protein, fiber and carbohydrates to the diet.

Zinc Proteinate

This chelated form of zinc is more easily absorbed from the digestive system because it is bound to protein. Zinc is essential for the formation of proteins, normal immune function, skin and wound healing, growth and reproduction.