Glossary

Ingredients

  • Alfalfa
  • Aniseed
  • Apple
  • Camomile
  • Carrots
  • Chondroitin Sulphate
  • Cranberry
  • Dried Egg
  • Duck, Chicken and Salmon Gravy
  • Fenugreek
  • Freshly Prepared Deboned Venison
  • Freshly prepared Deboned Chicken / Dried Chicken
  • Freshly prepared Deboned Duck / Dried Duck
  • Freshly prepared Deboned Scottish Salmon / Dried Scottish Salmon
  • Fructooligosaccharides – Prebiotic
  • Glucosamine
  • Marigold
  • Peas
  • Peppermint
  • Potato
  • Psyllium
  • Seaweed
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato
  • Alfalfa

    Alfalfa is a flowering plant in the pea family and is a good source of digestible fibre.

  • Aniseed

    Aniseed is used for flavouring and has a strong aromatic quality.

  • Apple

    Apples are a good source of vitamin A and C and contain the soluble fibre, pectin.

  • Camomile

    Otherwise known as the 'calming herb', it is thought to have beneficial properties for dogs that are prone to stress and anxiety, along with soothing troublesome skin.

  • Carrots

    Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A & C and a natural source of beta carotene (which acts as an antioxidant).

  • Chondroitin Sulphate

    Chondroitin Sulphate is added to help neutralise naturally occurring destructive enzymes in joints and improve the quality of fluid in the joint (synovial fluid). These enzymes increase significantly when joints are damaged or worn but can be reduced using chondroitin sulphate and when used with glucosamine can help re-build damaged cartilage.

  • Cranberry

    Cranberries have many healthy benefits for dogs. Cranberries have been through to reduce the pH of the urine which helps to promote a healthy urinary tract. They are also rich in antioxidants which help to fight free radicals in the body.

  • Dried Egg

    Dried egg is a high quality protein source. Eggs have the highest digestibility of all protein sources and are packed with a range of vitamins and minerals.

  • Duck, Chicken and Salmon Gravy

    Gravy and stock are added as natural flavouring made primarily from organ meat (hydrolysed).

  • Fenugreek

    Fenugreek is a herb known for aiding digestive health.

  • Freshly Prepared Deboned Venison

    Our freshly prepared venison is highly digestible and delicious meat source for dogs whilst also providing a good source of vitamin B.

  • Freshly prepared Deboned Chicken / Dried Chicken

    Piccolo uses the highest quality Free Run Chicken which provides a delicious meat source. We use a blend of freshly prepared deboned chicken which has been ground into a mince and gently steam cooked to ensure optimum digestibility along with dried chicken which is a concentrated, nutrient rich protein source.

  • Freshly prepared Deboned Duck / Dried Duck

    We use a blend of freshly prepared deboned duck which has been ground into a mince and gently steam cooked to ensure optimum digestibility along with dried duck which is a concentrated, nutrient rich protein source which also provides vitamin A and B3 as well as several minerals.

  • Freshly prepared Deboned Scottish Salmon / Dried Scottish Salmon

    Piccolo use a blend of freshly prepared deboned salmon which has been ground into a mince and gently steam cooked to ensure optimum digestibility, along with dried salmon which are concentrated, nutrient rich protein sources. Fish is a good source of selenium, omega 3 and Vitamin D.

  • Fructooligosaccharides – Prebiotic

    Fructooligosaccharides is a natural complex sugar, believed to selectively stimulate growth and/or activity of the beneficial bacteria in the gut, thereby improving gut health.

  • Glucosamine

    Glucosamine Sulphate is added to assist the maintenance and regeneration of healthy cartilage in joints. Glucosamine is the building block for the production of new joint cartilage and is shown to help conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia.

  • Marigold

    Marigold is a herbaceous plant that promotes anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, stimulating production of white cells and strengthening your dog's immune system.

  • Peas

    Peas are rich in vitamins and minerals, a good source of vitamin K, folic acid and vitamin B6.

  • Peppermint

    Peppermint is used as a natural flavour and is known to promote a healthy digestive system

  • Potato

    A high quality digestible hypoallergenic protein source with a high omega 3 content. Potatoes are a great provider of vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

  • Psyllium

    Psyllium is a source of soluble fibre which absorbs excess water while stimulating normal bowel elimination.

  • Seaweed

    Seaweed is one of the most nutritious sea vegetables available; it is rich in minerals and trace elements and can have a positive impact on your dog’s health and wellbeing. In particular, seaweed is a natural source of iodine, which supports the thyroid glands which help to maintain an control metabolism.

    The omega 3 available from Seaweed helps to soothe skin irritations and promotes healthy skin and coats.

  • Spinach

    Spinach provides a rich source of iron.

  • Sweet Potato

    Sweet potato is a highly digestible, novel carbohydrate source, which is a great alternative to cereals and grains. By moving away from the traditional use of grains and cereals, Piccolo is able to offer a dog food that provides your dog with a biologically appropriate alternative.

    Sweet potato is a slow release carbohydrate that is absorbed gradually to keep the blood sugar constant and help to curb hunger. It has a low Glycemic Index (low GI), which means it releases energy slowly and satisfies their hunger for longer which makes it ideal for the active small breed dog.

    Antioxidants are found in abundance within sweet potatoes which help to mop up free radicals produced within the body. These antioxidants help to maintain your dog’s health and vitality.