Nutrigenomics

You state that Golden Eagle is a nutrigenomic food.
What are nutrigenomics?      

Nutrigenomics


Nutrigenomics is a science of nutrition which works with the dog's DNA by using only natural and healthy ingredients in true scientific balance. It addresses the whole body needs, and as such is truly holistic. Any food which does not include nutrigenomics in the formulation cannot be accurately described as holistic.


Nutrigenomics therefore provides a basis for understanding the biological activity of food components. The word itself is derived from a combination of nutrition and genetics.


It is based on nutrigenomic research that Golden Eagle Holistic Health®’s Nutritional Philosophy was developed.
It is this research which leads us to believe that Golden Eagle is one of the healthiest pet foods in the world.
Our formulations are based on the latest scientific nutritional and genetic information, to create feeds which are nutritionally sound to serve and protect the pet from all possible influences, be it environmental or genetic. This is the future of nutrition, based on nutrigenomics.


1.Use Only High-Quality Dog  Food Ingredients


It is important to understand that the pet food industry is the primary outlet for human by-products. There are ingredients which are allowed to be used in pet foods that are, at best, scary.
Golden Eagle Holistic Health® uses only high-quality human grade, all natural and holistic ingredients to create foods that are denser and richer in all essential nutrients. This means pets get more nutrition from less food, with calories and fats in each formula balanced to fit their specific needs.


2.Use only Natural, Whole Grain Ingredients That Are Nutrient–Rich and Unaltered, no GMO


Mother Nature made the grain in its whole state. As such, it includes nutritious protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals.


Other pet food companies use fractionated grains, which are not included in any of Golden Eagle Holistic Health® formulas.


3.  Use Highly Controlled Cooking Methods and Quality Checks to Preserve Golden Eagle Holistic Health® Levels of Nutrients


Golden Eagle Holistic Health® products are subjected to well over 100 defined quality control checks throughout the manufacturing process. These structured and rigorous checks ensure the highest quality and safest pet food on the market.
Multiple tests must be passed and specifications must be met for all raw materials and at many key control points during the manufacturing process, before any food makes it out of the manufacturing facility and on to retailers' shelves.


4. No Artificial Preservatives, Synthetic Chemicals, Colors or Additives


Golden Eagle Holistic Health®  will not add anything to the food unless it is nutritious and healthful for a dog.
All our foods are free from chemical additives of any kind, including preservatives such as ethoxyquin and BHA/BHT, which are frequently found in pet foods, but are banned from human use in many countries.
The EU regulations allow manufacturers to hide this information behind “EU-approved” numbers, making it more difficult for the consumer to realise they might be feeding their pets with potentially harmfull chemicals. We use none of them, you see what you get and can rest assured your pet is getting the healthiest dry petfood available.


5. Special Attention For The Nutritional Profile for Skin and Coat.


Getting a good skin and coat is no big secret. It's just very expensive to do. You have to use more meat, higher quality sources of fats and oils, and high levels of vitamins and other nutrients. Golden Eagle Holistic Health® has a large investment in quality - we've made the commitment.
Many pet food companies try to take shortcuts by using vegetable protein fillers and cheaper sources of fats. Golden Eagle Holistic Health® uses only highest quality fats and oils, to specificly address the nutritional needs of pets skin and therefore, the coat.


6. Continued Scientific Research and Similtaneously Extensive Testing and Monitoring to Assure Optimal Health and Longevity of Pets


Golden Eagle Holistic Health® Pet foods will stay on the leading edge of pet health care.
Our scientific community is hard at work, genetists are finding new ways to nutritionally treat many illnesses and we are proud to be supporting this scientific research. The latest findings on hereditary eye diseases (HC, PRA etc.) are bringing light to nutrition, on information - how these diseases develop and through this research, we are finding answers how to nutritionally support pets limiting the occurrence and effects of these diseases.
This new research area is called nutrigenomics and we believe our pets should also benefit from these findings by our highly skilled, dedicated scientists in universities around the world.  As new information is found and solutions discovered, Golden Eagle Holistic Health® will adjust formulas to ensure that our diets stay the healthiest in the world.


Choosing a Pet Food


Our companion animals' health is just as important as our own. A pet's diet is the biggest health variable controlled by a pet parent and is crucial to its well-being. That's why in selecting a tasty and health-full pet food, Golden Eagle Holistic Health® is the most loving choice you can make for your pet. Even though making this pet food is expensive, its cost is nothing in comparison to the cost to pet's health induced by feeding chemicals and synthetic products, not to mention the suffering caused to the pet. Vet bills are skyrocketing and too often we find the reason to be an unhealthy diet.


Don’t take our word, give your pet 60 days on Golden Eagle Holistic Health® to prove it to you too.
It's not always an easy choice to make. With so many different pet food products to choose from, it has become increasingly difficult to determine which pet foods are actually "health-full" for pets.
By committing to our Nutritional Philosophy, we believe that we have created one of the healthiest dog foods in the world. With a variety of flavours and formulas available, we're sure that you can find one that suits your companion animal's individual needs.

Raw Material - The basis for Golden Eagle

 Rawmaterials - The basis for Golden Eagle


•    Nutritional performance is paramount
•    Ideally to use best possible natural human grade rawmaterials to reach critical nutritional values.
•    Extreme control on cooking heats
•    Extreme control on premix application heat
•    Put more punch in the bag !
 
Golden Eagle is not a Premium or Super Premium food, it is an
All Natural and Holistic

Nutrigenomic food !
100 % Nutrition, nothing more - nothing less.
•    What ever good you find in any petfood in the world, we have it.
•    Whatever bad you find in any petfood in the world, we don’t have it.
•    These are the reasons our lead is followed.
•    We are proud to bring nutrigenomics into petfoods.
•    Others are bound to follow, if they only knew how.


Starting point
•    Human grade meats, clean of chemicals, without preservatives, antibiotics, colorants, pesticides, herbicides or any other chemical or synthetic materials
•    No animal testing
•    No gimmicks, just pure nutrition


Below you find information of all rawmaterials used in our petfoods, with explanations why they have been chosen.

Compare to any food fed today.


First class rawmaterials, no compromises, only the best quality:

Our chicken is free ranged, pure chicken meat
o    No feathers, feet or by-products
o    Antiobiotic and hormone free
o    The same chicken used at our dinner table
o    Excellent source of protein and a natural skin and coat conditioner, one of the sources of Omega-6 fatty acids.

 

Our salmon comes from the clean and pure waters of the northern Atlantic and are naturally preserved.
o    We use also the fillets of the fish for optimum nutritional benefit.
o    Our salmon is very high in Omega-3 fatty acids, specially in DHA and EPA for cardiovascular health and optimal eye and brain function.

Our pork is all natural, antibiotic and hormonefree human grade meat.
•    Our pork contains superior protein for pure muscle developement, adding to our special amino-acid profile.
•    Our pork has a higher digestibility than beef, chicken or lamb.Pork is very palatable.
•    It is one of only two meats naturally high in L-Carnitine (Linus Pauling Institute)

Our lamb is free ranged on non-fertilized pastures eating just plain green grass
o    A protein rich, hypo-allergenic meal, used in our Lamb&Oatmeal formula.
o    No antibiotics, no hormones, just pure natural lamb you most likely can find from your local buthershop.

 

A protein rich, hypo-allergenic meal, used in our unique Duck&Oatmeal Formula
•    All natural and human grade
•    If you appreciate the natural, holistic approach to nutrition, you will appreciate how these ducks are raised, free without cages, ranging on fields.
•    No hormones, no antibiotics.

 

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, almost 100 % digestible
•    Eggs contain naturally occurring complex combinations of amino acids and we use them to cover any deficiencies in amino-acid profiles our meats would leave out.
•    We use only whole eggs in our products.

 


High quality fats and oils
     All our fats are naturally preserved with vitamins
•    Fats and oils contribute to coat, heart, cardio-vascular and brain health. 
•    We select them for their high levels of Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids for their known health benefits. 
•    Salmon oil, wholegrain Linseed and top quality chicken fats to reach extremely high concentration of Omega-3 oils, specially DHA and EPA; which have become the norm for any health concious person. The same applies to our dogs and cats, as they need them too.

 


Healthy Whole Grains, Vegetables and Fruits
 
We use only fresh, whole grains, no fillers
•    They are all herbicide- and pesticide free, no GMO
•    Our grains are selected for their wholesome nutrients, over 60 specific nutrients in each grain.
•    We do not use wheat, corn or soy in our formulations, as they have been blamed for all kinds of allergic reactions.
•    Pets do need carbohydrates in their diets and we use only the purest wholesome oats and rice.
•    We select grains for their carbohydrate and fibre values, not as a protein source. Our protein comes from our meats.
•    Our fruits and vegetables are all natural and selected for their holistic health benefits.
      Oatmeal has been known to be healthy for humans and pets for hundreds of years.
•    Our oatmeal comes from Wholegrain oats, filled with nutrition.
•    Oatmeal settles upset stomachs, help alleviate itching and allergic reactions.
•    Our pure oatmeal contains no processing, chemical, nutritional or medicinal additives
•    Oatmeal can reduce stress and also prevent bowel cancer because of its high fibre content, oats can also cure constipation.
•    Oats also help in lowering chances of heart-disease.
•    Apart from being a good source of carbohydrates, oats also provide vitamin E, zinc, copper and iron.

 

We use Wholegrain brown rice for its high nutritional value
o    Our rice has the hull removed, but retains the bran layer which contains all the healthy nutrients. It is rich in numerous nutrients like B-vitamins, magnesium, and fatty acids.
o    Brown rice is not used much in human food due to its taste and texture, we use it for nutritional and fibre values.
o    Some pet food producers use hulls as a poor grade of fiber/filler but most hulls are burned as fuel in power plants, so we remove them and let them burn them for fuel.

 


This is the same Wholegrain Brown Rice with the bran layer removed.
•    It is a high quality source of carbohydrates and fiber and it is the least likely to cause allergic reactions. It is an antidiarrheal and helps lower cholesterol. White rice is very tasty and digestible, more nutritious than other grains. (This is one of the reasons Vet’s recommend to cook white rice for sick dogs).
•    We loose the protein, but as we get our protein from meats, we only need all the other nutrients, so we blend our brown rice with the white rice to get the best nutrition from both.


Tomatoes are rich in vitamins and the presence of antioxidants in tomatoes is said to be helpful in cleansing the body of toxic compounds.
•    Lycopene, present in tomatoe, has been known to neutralize free radicals and cut the risk of prostate cancer.
•    Those who eat tomatoes have been found to have much less risk of developing rectal, colon or stomach cancer.
•    Researches have suggested that eating tomatoes might help reduce the risk of heart attack.
•    The vitamin K present in tomatoes helps in keeping the bones strong and healthy. 
      

 

Our potatoes are whole, freshly cooked, that include the skins.
o    We use only whole, freshly steam cooked potatoes. They are not pre-processed, so they retain all of their important nutrients (including 'protector' antioxidants).
o    Potatoes provide B vitamins, carbohydrates, zinc, vitamin C, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin and potassium.
      

 

Our delicious chicken liver gravy makes the taste of our food unresistable.
o    Our gravy is minimally processed palatability enchancer, from ingredients that do not contain synthetic or artificial components.

- much the same process as you would use to create a chicken stock in your home kitchen. We just use chicken liver, as our dogs love the taste.
      

 

A member of the rose family, the apple has a compartmented core and is thus classified as a pome fruit and we use this nutritious fruit in its whole form to obtain all of its wholesome nutrients.
•    Apples are an excellent source of dietary fiber. About 81% of the fiber is soluble; most of it is of a type called pectin.
•    Apples provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, some vitamin C and beta carotene, and potassium and boron.
•    ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away” has been in use for centuries and aptly describe the benefits of eating this nutritious fruit.
    

 

Carrots are the roots of the carrot plant, and a member of the parsley family, known for its functionality as a ”health food”.
•    We use whole steamed, carrots which are free of pesticides, fresh and not pre-processed, to retain all their flavors and important nutrients, including the cancer and disease resisting 'protector' antioxidants.
•    Carrot provides complete nutrition to the body. A good source of fiber, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, biotin, potassium and thiamine.
•    Carrots have been known to be very good for the health of spleen and stomach.
•    Researches have suggested that carrot might lead to diminished risk of heart disease and many types of cancer,
•    Carrot contains beta-carotene, which has been found to be very beneficial for the eyes.
•    Carrots are very good for healthy skin, hair and bones. At the same time, they also cleanse the body and help gain relief from stress
    

 

The high amount of iron and vitamin C in green peas has been found to help strengthen the immune system.
•    The lutein present in green peas helps reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
•    Green peas slow down the appearance of glucose in the blood and thus, help keep the energy levels steady.
•    Green peas have been found to aid energy production, nerve function and carbohydrate metabolism.
•    Green peas provide the body with those nutrients that are important for maintaining bone health.
•    The folic acid and vitamin B6 in green peas are good for promoting the cardiovascular health of an individual.
•    Being rich in antioxidants, like vitamin C, green peas can help keep cancer at bay.
    

 

The most well-known benefit of cranberry is that it helps fight infections of the urinary tract.
•    The natural acids and chemicals found in cranberry juice do not allow bacteria to grow and multiply in the urinary tract and thus help keep major infections at bay.
•    Cranberry juice has a rich volume of Vitamin C in it and helps prevent tooth decay, formation of plaque and formation of bacteria.
•    Oral hygiene is thus one of the long term health benefits of cranberry.
•    Research indicates that cranberry juice has proanthocyanidin compounds, which help thwart the growth of tumors in the body. It may be said that eating cranberry regularly may reduce the risk of the formation of cancer considerably.
•    It is also indicated that taking cranberry juice may help prevent the formation of kidney stones. This is because cranberry juice has an abundance of quinic acid, which is crucial in preventing the formation of stones.
      

 

We use Natrox, a specially clean and natural form of seasalt, to provide natural essential nutrients like sodium and chloride.
•    In our feeds, these are essential, as without these, deficiency could rapidly lead to problems with the heart and kidneys. Feeding a food deficient in chloride could lead to problems with the nervous system, which is directly related to epileptic seizures.
•    As our feeds are all natural, we do not use chemically-made ingredients. Neither do we add salt as a palatant, but purely as a natural and important source of sodium and chloride.
    

Our special mix of fibers allow the foodmass to travel at a constant slow speed through the GI trackt to have maximum digestibility of all our nutrients.
o    Our main dietary fiber is beetpulp, due to its high dietary fiber contents together with tomato pomace.
o    Our oatmeal, rice, potatoes, carrots and apple fibres fill out any caps that could be missing, bringing our total dietary fibre mix to its highest, most productive form.
o    This mix of fibers, assures the digestion of all our nutrient rich food and this can be seen in the dog, stools are firm, which is a clear sign of a healthy gut.

Nutraceuticals   

Nutraceuticals are supplements addressing specific areas of nutrition in dogs.
The scientific information conserning the effects of these to all our health is overwhelming. The regulators are having great difficulties in following the speed of nutritional sciences,but we dont.
•    We are perhaps the first petfood company in the world who has been able to combine all these special supplemental nutrition into our natural feeds, making them truly Holistic and this coming nutritional science is called Nutrigenomics.
•    Nutrigenomics means simply - nutrition and genetics combined.
•    The latest scientific research shows direct mechanisms of nutrition also for the onset of hereditable diseases and we are already applying this break-through science into our feeds. Remedies for epilepsy, heartdiseases and bone and joint diseases, are already being addressed.


1. BioHealth™ Prebiotics   

Prebiotics are Non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon, and thus improve host health.
•    Our BioHealth™ contain beta-clucans and mannaoligosaccharides
•    Beta Glucan is a powerful immune-enhancing nutritional supplement. This unique compound primes the innate immune system to help the body defend itself against viral and bacterial invaders.
•    Mannaoligosaccharides protect the GI track from invading toxins and pathogens which may find their way into the dogs stomach, binding them onto them and this way they do not harm the dog


2. MicroHealth ™ Prebiotic   

This is an other special prebiotic supplement of ours.
•    It is from inulin, a highly fermentable fiber. Inulin has not only become widely recognized as a superior prebiotic fiber source, it has also been clinically proven to increase calcium absorption.
•    It is derived from chicory roots and this becomes a specific foodstuff for the beneficial bacteria found in the intestinal tract.
•    Benefits from this include firmer stools, reduced risk of colitis and cancers, improvement in glucose and blood lipid metabolism, reduction in gas production (flatulence) and a reduction in fecal odor.

This is food for our LactoHeath™, as without our special mix of probiotics, inulin is not fully utilized.


3. LactoHealth™ Probiotics or DSM    

Probiotics are living yoghurt type microbes that can be found in a healthy digestive tract. As cooking would kill these microbes, we add them to the outside of the kibble after the dry food has been gently cooked.
•    Our special mix of 5 different yoghurt type bacteria, called LactoHealth™, help in keeping the intestines in optimum state, increasing the digestibility, evicting patogens from the gut, alleviating diarrhea and other stomach upsets.
•    Our LactoHealth™ containing different living yoghurt type bacterias, considerable increasing our foods digestibility which is reflected by our suggested daily feeding amounts. Your dog eats less, but gets more vital nutrients to support its health and vitality.
•    Our bacteria drives in the gut as we feed it with MicroHealth™ and BioHealth™


4. Glucosamine and Chondroitin   

Both of these have broken through in human as well as in pet nutrition for joint support.
•    Problems associated with older age, like osteoarthritis  or any other joint pain, are finding help from these 2 natural compounds.
•    Glucosamine can be described to increase the shock absorbtion ability of the joint, it also increases the growth of cartillage.
•    Chondroitin helps to retain liquid in the joint as well as increasing glucosamines effectiveness.


5. Yucca schidigera extract   

Yucca as been shown to lower noxious ammonia gases in animal wastes, dramatically curbing dangerous and foul odors.
•    The extract has also been found to increase animal performance by lowering ruminal, intestinal and blood ammonia levels, which result in poor performance.
•    By reducing pH levels, yucca shidigera can aid in many ailments, affecting the dogs over health and vitality, often also used for eliminating joint pain.


6. Kelp   

Provides 60 Naturally Sequestered Nutrients
•    Our kelp, harvested from clean, cold Atlantic ocean waters, is a natural, highly bioavailable source of 60 sequestered nutrients.
•    Kelp promotes a healthy coat and prevents thinning or discoloration. It also benefits the immune system, and helps to prevent infertility and premature aging.


7. Wholegrain Linseed   

Apart from Salmon, one of the richest sources of Omega-3 acids is linseed oil.
•    This natural oil is essential for the overall growth and development of the body.
•    The linseed oil essentially contains Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, Vitamin B, Potassium, Lecithin, Magnesium, Fiber and Zinc.
•    Thus, our linseed oil can be called as one of the most important and vital, health promoting supplement as it works like a multi-vitamin.
      


   
Copyright 2006. Taken from Golden Eagle Pet Foods literature.

Philosophy Golden Eagle Pet Foods

Our Pet Nutrition Philosophy

The origins of all Golden Eagle Holistic Health® petfoods go back to Joseph “Joe” Cocquyt. Joe was a true pioneer and force in developing healthy and nutritious petfoods, like Eagle Pack in the USA.

Joe’s dissatisfaction with all the unhealthy ingredients in the pet foods on the market, caused him to consult with veterinary nutrition experts to determine the best sources for pet food ingredients, work closely with equipment manufacturers to make it possible to also properly cook these ingredients and then to find out how all these could be blended together. Then working with veterinarians, breeders and nutritionists – Joe Cocquyt insisted in filling one simple question: "How do you make the healthiest pet food in the world?"

What was found will not surprise you. Our pets are healthiest when they eat whole foods. Like Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine said “We are what we eat”.

These are the basis for Golden Eagle Holistic Health® pet foods and we are forever greatfull to Joe, who passed away last year. We would not be where we are today without Joe's never ending guidance, support and advice. Joe's experience and vast knowledge was something unique, especially the way he was always so ready to help and so open to share his toughts and guidance, a man of great statute and he will be greatly missed by all of us here, human and pet alike, and we have dedicated this new breed of petfoods to his memory.

Only carefully selected human grade ingredients. Fresh meats, whole grain rice, barley and oats, fresh fruits and vegetables, added with healthy oils and fats, rich with Omegas, like DHA and EPA. These are of paramount importance required for healthy organ development and function, specially the brains, eyes and cardioheatlh. The sources - more specifically - are flaxseed and high quality salmon oils.

Based on information from all this background and research, Golden Eagle Holistic Health®’s Nutritional Philosophy was developed. Our formulations are based on the latest scientific nutritional and genetic information, to create feeds which are nutritionally sound to serve and protect the pet from all possible influences, be it environmental or genetic. This is the future of nutrition, based on nutrigenomics.

1. Use Only High-Quality Dog and Cat Food Ingredients
It is important to understand that the pet food industry is the primary outlet for human by-products. There are ingredients which are allowed to be used in pet foods that are, at best, scary. Golden Eagle Holistic Health® uses only high-quality human grade, all natural and holistic ingredients to create foods that are denser and richer in all essential nutrients. This means pets get more nutrition from less food, with calories and fats in each formula balanced to fit their specific needs.

2. Use Natural, Whole Grain Ingredients That Are Nutrient–Rich and Unaltered, no GMO
Mother Nature made the grain in its whole state. As such, it includes nutritious protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Other pet food companies use fractionated grains, which are not included in any of Golden Eagle Holistic Health® formulas.

3. Use Highly Controlled Cooking Methods and Quality Checks to Preserve Golden Eagle Holistic Health® Levels of Nutrients
Golden Eagle Holistic Health® products are subjected to well over 100 defined quality control checks throughout the manufacturing process. These structured and rigorous checks ensure the highest quality and safest pet food on the market. Multiple tests must be passed and specifications must be met for all raw materials and at many key control points during the manufacturing process, before any food makes it out of the manufacturing facility and on to retailers' shelves.

4. No Artificial Preservatives, Synthetic Chemicals, Colors or Additives
Golden Eagle Holistic Health®  will not add anything to the food unless it is nutritious and health-full for a cat or a dog. All our foods are free from chemical additives of any kind, including preservatives such as ethoxyquin and BHA/BHT, which are frequently found in pet foods, but are banned from human use in many countries. The EU regulations allow manufacturers to hide this information behind “EU-approved” numbers, making it more difficult for the consumer to realise they might be feeding their pets with potentially harmful chemicals.

5. Special Attention For The Nutritional Profile for Skin and Coat.
Getting a good skin and coat is no big secret. It's just very expensive to do. You have to use more meat, higher quality sources of fats and oils, and high levels of vitamins and other nutrients. Golden Eagle Holistic Health® has a large investment in quality - we've made the commitment. Many pet food companies try to take shortcuts by using vegetable protein fillers and cheaper sources of fats. Golden Eagle Holistic Health® uses only highest quality fats and oils, to specificly address the nutritional needs of pets skin and therefore, the coat.

6. Ethics - environmental and animal rights
None of our products are tested by cruel laboratory animal tests. Our testing is done with our own pets, the pets of our friends, relatives, trusted breeders. We make sure all our meat sources have led a good life, free ranged and slauhtered without any cruelty or abuse to animal rights. All our manufacturing processes take into consideration environmental factors, so from empty bags to plastic wrappers are recycled. Water is purified before being allowed into a pond, where waterlife thrives, before being released to into the nearby river Douglas. We make sure our food is free of antiobiotics, herbicides, pesticides or any chemicals, which can be potentially harmful for your pet.

7. Continued Scientific Research and Similtaneously Extensive Testing and Monitoring to Assure Optimal Health and Longevity of Pets
Golden Eagle Holistic Health® Pet foods will stay on the leading edge of pet health care.
Our scientific community is hard at work, genetists are finding new ways to nutritionally treat many illnesses and we are proud to be supporting this scientific research. The latest findings on hereditary eye diseases (HC, PRA etc.) are bringing light to nutrition, on information how these diseases develope and through this research, we are finding answers how to nutritionally support pets with limit the occurrence and effects of these diseases. This new research area is nutrigenomics and we believe our pets should also benefit from these findings by our highly scilled, dedicated scientists in Universities around the world.  As new information is developed, Golden Eagle Holistic Health® will adjust formulas to ensure that our diets stay the healthiest in the world.

Choosing a Pet Food
Our companion animals' health is just as important as our own. A pet's diet, the biggest health variable controlled by a pet parent, is crucial to its well-being. That's why selecting tasty and healthful pet food, Golden Eagle Holistic Health® is the most loving choice you can make for your pet. Eventhough making this pet food is expensive, it cost nothing in comparison to the cost to pets health induced by feeding chemicals and synthetic products, not to mention the suffering caused to the pet. Vet bills are skyrocketing and too often we find the reason to be an unhealthy diet.

It's not always an easy choice to make. With so many different pet food products to choose from, it has become increasingly difficult to determine which pet foods are actually "health-full" for pets.

By committing to our Nutritional Philosophy, we believe that we have created the healthiest dog and cat foods in the world. With a variety of flavours and formulas available, we're sure that you can find one that suits your companion animal's individual needs.

Don’t take our word, give your pet 60 days on Golden Eagle Holistic Health® to prove it to you too.

Copyright 2006.

Why Feed Golden Eagle Holistic Health® ?

Why Feed Golden Eagle Holistic Health® ?

Golden Eagle Holistic Health® pet food has been formulated using only fresh, natural, wholesome pet food ingredients from each of the five food groups. And our Golden Eagle Holistic Health® innovative cooking methods by the worlds most modern cooking processes ensure pet foods unequalled in healthful, nutritional benefits.

Golden Eagle Holistic Health® dog and cat food recipes are based on the most advanced research in animal health. The latest findings in genetic research showing the effects of chemicals and un-natural substances in pet foods creating havoc in pets health and potentially having unhealthy and dangerous destruction of the animals DNA. All these issues are mirrored by the enhancements in our all-natural and holistic formulations, limiting these hazards so detrimental to our pets health.

We take pride in our carefully selected meats, grains and vegetables and you can find full explanations to every and each one we use. There are no hidden “grouplistings”, no “EU-approved” or any other wordings so commonly used to hide the true source of rawmaterials used. We list them all, we explain them all, so you can rest assured that your pet gets natural and holistic nourishment from our foods for a healthy long life, without any hidden agenda.

For smart, health-driven consumers genuine Atlantic salmon is on the grocery list. Eating salmon regularly is a great way to get your Omega 3's. It tastes great and has 2 grams of Omega 3 including about 600mg of DHA per 100gram serving. Salmon provides some of the essential nutrients and fatty acids needed for good health and a sharp mind. Maintain good eating habits for you and your pet by eating fish at least twice a week, fatty fish like salmon because it is rich in Omega 3's. Just as in Golden Eagle Holistic Health®

Golden Eagle Holistic Health® offers different products for each stage in a pet's life, but also has a number of formulations ideal for all life stages. Not only for normal healthy pets, but also for pets suffering from allergies or pets prone to hereditable diseases. Geneticly predisposed pets are at risk of having those faulty genes to become active and thereby causing so many terrible diseases. Our secret recipe’s adress these chain reactions, by being clean of all those chemicals and additives, considered responsible and so common in pet foods today.

Compare Golden Eagle Holistic Health® to any other pet food brand. We're sure you'll agree that there's a healthful, significant difference.

Health Foods from the Basic Five as one finds in the human food pyramid.
The healthful mix of ingredients you'll find in Golden Eagle Holistic Health® products assures balanced nutrition at every level, at every meal, every day.

1. Proteins – The foundation of every Golden Eagle Holistic Health® formula is lean protein. High–quality meats, like duck, salmon, chicken, pork and egg bring more to the food than just palatable flavor – they provide the protein and essential amino acids required for the proper nutrition of both dogs and cats.

2. Vegetable Group – A bounty of fresh vegetables are found in Golden Eagle Holistic Health® pet foods, including carrots, potatoes, peas, tomatoes and lucerne alfalfa. These vegetables add the antioxidant vitamins A and C, carbohydrates, fiber and various minerals to the diet. And because these vegetables are fresh, whole, and not pre-processed or frozen, the flavors and most of the important nutrients – including the protector antioxidants - are locked in to be available for the pets digestion.

3. Fruit Group – The fresh, whole apples used in Golden Eagle Holistic Health® pet foods provide important protector nutrients, as well as plenty of carbohydrates and fiber, essential for your pet's good health. The antioxidant vitamin C helps to form healthy new cells and heal wounds. Potassium promotes neuromuscular development. And the antioxidants beta–carotene and Vitamin A aid in good vision, bone and tooth development, and building resistance to infections. In addition, apples and cranberry are included to provide a source of additional antioxidants at levels that have no significant effect on overall fiber content.

4. Grain Group – All of the grains in Golden Eagle Holistic Health® and pet foods are natural whole grains. These grains are important sources of B vitamins, carbohydrates, iron, fiber, and selenium. The nutritious whole grains - barley and brown and white rice - provide important complex carbohydrates to support pets activity and exercise.

5. Fats and Oils Group – Fats and oils make our food palatable by giving it a desirable smell and flavor, and are a key dietary source of essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6.

All above topped with our special blend of nutraceuticals; Beta-Carotene, Carnitine, Glucosamine. Chondroitin, MSM, Prebiotics and Taurine.

Our bags were designed to advice you of our fresh ingredients. Main ingredients were photographed and on each bag you will see the main ingredients in each formula. We hope this information convinces you to give your pet a change to try Golden Eagle Holistic Health® for 60 days. We are sure it will convince you too

Copyright 2006.

Introduction to Golden Eagle Pet Foods

Golden Eagle - 100% Natural, pure, and holistic.

Golden Eagle Holistic Health® pet food has been formulated using only fresh, natural, wholesome pet food ingredients from each of the five food groups. And our Golden Eagle Holistic Health® innovative cooking methods by the worlds most modern cooking processes ensure pet foods unequalled in healthful, nutritional benefits.

Golden Eagle Holistic Health® dog and cat food recipes are based on the most advanced research in animal health. The latest findings in genetic research showing the effects of chemicals and un-natural substances in pet foods creating havoc in pets health and potentially having unhealthy and dangerous destruction of the animals DNA. All these issues are mirrored by the enhancements in our all-natural and holistic formulations, limiting these hazards so detrimental to our pets health.

We take pride in our carefully selected meats, grains and vegetables and you can find full explanations to every and each one we use. There are no hidden “grouplistings”, no “EU-approved” or any other wordings so commonly used to hide the true source of rawmaterials used. We list them all, we explain them all, so you can rest assured that your pet gets natural and holistic nourishment from our foods for a healthy long life, without any hidden agenda.

Holistic Pet Food FAQs

Learning about the benefits of a holistic pet food diet and choosing the right dog food or cat food takes just minutes. Golden Eagle covers the questions most pet owners have regarding holistic pet food through our FAQ section, allowing you to quickly and easily find the information you need.

Many well known companies claim high quality, as well as Golden Eagle, but none provides real demonstration of the statements. How do you support your claims of of high quality?

Please see our websites, where scientific studies have been referred to. These studies demonstrate detrimental effects of chemicals and non-natural substances. Our basic principal on being holistic, simply means we avoid all potentially harmul elements. Only natural, human grade ingredients, avoiding all artificial and synthetic material, no chemicals or any rawmaterial that can be considered detrimental or dangerous for an  animals health.

Simultaneously we follow the same science, providing certain raw materials beneficial effects for the improved health of the animal. As an example, our special digestive support system Bio Heatlh™, Micro Heatlh™ and LactoHeatlh™, no other feed in the world has this combination of nutrients for healthy microflora in the digestive track. All rawmaterials play a role in the development of Golden Eagle products in combination and jointly. These differencies can easily be compared with any other feeds, by comparing the ingredient panels and further study of each and every ingredient and their role and function in nutrition.

You define your product as a nutrigenomic food. On what scientific basis is this claim made? Have you research to support this. If so, which?

See the Golden Eagle  maufacturer's website for references and links to scientific studies. These are independent studies from all over the world. Further reading on Nutrigenomics is freely available in the web, for further study.  The latest science has found direct links between nutrition and response of genes and how nutrients can effect the health of the pet. Nutrigenomics is directly linked to Epigenetics, which is the hottest genetic research area.  We recommend reading our articles covering different nutritional areas as basis for information and continue into the scientific information thereon.

What is holistic?


See our article ”Holistic” from the articles on the Golden Eagle manufacturer's site.

 
Where do your ingredients originate?

Mainly from trusted EU farmers. For example, all our meats are from UK farmers, our rice comes from Pakistan and Thailand, our kelp from the cold atlantic waters of Iceland, our probiotics form Denmark, our potatoes from French farmers, our herbs from Dutch farmers. We pay great deal of attention to our rawmaterial sources. Each and every rawmaterial can be traced into its origin. All our ingredients are of the best human grade quality and this is why we call our feed “ingredient born performance” simply meaning that our high quality ingredients are visible in vitality, health and happiness from our high quality nutrition in each and every pet.

See futher details of each of our ingredient in Rawmaterial analysis.

It is a new brand new formulation?

The original formulations are derived from Joe Cocquyt, the pioneer in Super Premium and Holistic feeds. Joe Cocquyt’s intimate knowledge of rawmaterials, of cooking and mixing these high quality rawmaterials, added with the latest scientific discoveries, are the basis for our formulations. It has taken 12 years to finalise these formulations, so in that respect they are not new, they are the latest what science has told us is needed by healthy pets and specially what to avoid as been potentially detrimental to pets health.. Our aim is to make the healtiest petfood in the world and we believe that is exactly what we have today. Our target is happier healthier pets, no more, no less.

Have you done any feeding tests or is the food tested on our pets?

All our feeds have gone through extensive testing. These tests have been conducted at breeders and private pet owners. We never test our feeds in laboratory animal testings, as we feel those methods are cruel and of no benefit. Its the real world where the feed is used, not in laboratories. We have had hundreds of dogs in our field trials all accross Europe. From north in Sweden and Finland to Spain, where climates are different, pets live in different conditions and all these tests have proven extremely high acceptance to the feed.

Starting from palatabilty, to steady and healthy growth of puppies, to Large&Giant breeds, to hard working hunting and sleddogs, where fast recovery is a clear sign of feeds performance and our test groups have reported faster recovery than from any other food fed before.

These testimonies are of great importance, as they indicates the nutritional effectiveness.

Why should anyone go for this food?

Simply, we believe it is the best nutrigenomic food range in the world. The healthiest nutrition you can give to your pet.

Are any of the dog or cat food ingredients genetically modified?

No. We do not allow any GMO ingredients.


I am having giant breed puppies – how can I be sure this food gives the best harmonic growth?

We would recommend reading our article conserning hip-dysplacia where basis are explained.


I would like to see better coat condition on my dog – what should I feed my dog?

All our formulas contain several coat conditioners, so any of the feeds would do. Our Salmon formula is very high in salmon oil and would be our recommended choice, specially for long coated dogs.

Why do you have both white rice and brown rice in the feed, and why so high up in the ingredients list?

Each ingredient is selected for its benefit for the formulas total nutritional benefits. As an example, our Holistic Chicken contains over 40 % of meats (chicken being the major source for protein for coat and skin together with salmon, pork for muscles and egg to fill any gaps left in protein balance). The nutritional power comes from all rawmaterials benefits combined into specific formulas. We use only wholegrain grains and you can find further information on our rawmaterial listings why each rawmaterial is selected and used.

Do we need to continue to give our dogs the herbs we usually give them?

Normally our selection of ingredients do not requirer any extra supplementation, but there might be specific reasons for your individual dog to use supplementation. We recommend using only natural supplementation, adding meat is dicouraged due to our very high meat contents allready in the feed.

Can Large Breed Puppies be raised on Duck & Oatmeal ?

Yes, Large Breed puppies can be raised with Duck&Oatmeal, though our recommendation and first choice would be Large&Giant Breed Puppy, due to its special characteristics as a multiprotein source formula.

What does the Guaranteed Analysis (GA) tell me?

This is the most common form of nutrient information that the consumer will find on the bag. This “quasi” nutrition information is regulated by laws and was initially designed, some 100 years ago, to keep unscrupulous marketers from cheating unwary consumers.

Today, the Guaranteed Analysis provides minimums and maximums that the food producer must meet, but this only provides a fraction of the information that pet owners, professionals, retailers, and veterinarians need to know when making decisions about the food and the amount to offer.

I have used for many years a lamb formula with lower levels of calcium with satisfaction, I will try your corresponding formula, but I see very high levels of calcium, 1.9% versus 1.3 % and finding very similar ingredients, I do not find a justification, please clarify.

Our calcium levels are all natural. Our Holistic Lamb&Oatmeal formula is an adult dog feed, a single protein diet. Adult dogs have the ability to control their calcium levels and therefore calsium levels in this feed are not of importance. Calcium and phosphorus levels are important for growing puppies and this is the reason we have developed 2 distinct multiprotein feeds for puppies. Our Holistic Puppy is for all breeds of puppies from weaning onwards. The requirement of Large&Giant Breeds differ from Small&Medium Breeds when they reach their fast bonegrowth stage and this is the moment to transfer to the specific puppy feed.  See further details on Holistic Puppy and Large&Giant Breed Puppy, and corresponding articles, where these differences have been addressed.

Should I be concerned with bloat using your foods?

Bloat is a potentially life-threatening condition where the stomach rapidly fills with gas from fermenting food. Meat protein does not ferment, but grains and beans do. Because Golden Eagle's formulas do not use fillers like grains or beans as a main protein source, there has not been a problem with bloat associated with our products. All grains used are whole grain.

Which pet food should I feed? 

The choice between formulas really depends on the needs and preferences of your pet. Golden Eagle makes many distinctive lines of pet foods, all of the highest quality and formulated to adhere to the strict Nutritional Philosophy.

At the top of the range are the healthiest pet foods in the world, Golden Eagle Holistic and are formulated with ingredients from the five basic food groups, including fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole ground grains which give Golden Eagle a wide variety of pet food ingredients and flavors. Golden Eagle also features added ingredients which are known to promote health; things like probiotics, prebiotics, antioxidant vitamins E and C, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.

Golden Eagle Sensitive, while simple, is completely balanced with all of the nutrients that your pet will need to thrive. To keep things pure and simple, the Golden Eagle Sensitive line was created with the fewest possible ingredients. Veterinarians have found that Golden Eagle Sensitive foods can be used as an isolation diet for pets with possible food allergies, and has shown to be an excellent solution for pets with sensitive digestive tracts. There are two grainfree versions available, Duck&Potato and Salmon&Potato

How are your pet foods preserved?

Golden Eagle's pet foods are preserved with Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols -- alpha, beta, gamma and delta isomers) and Vitamin C. We do not use any chemical preservatives such as BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin.

What are Prebiotics and Probiotics? 

Both probiotics and prebiotics work to enhance the normal, healthy flora or bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics (also known as “direct fed microbials”) are live microorganisms that are added to the kibble, after the product has cooled during the coating step of kibble production. Probiotics or “good bacteria” are thought to improve the intestinal balance of microbes by introducing more, healthy bacteria into the gut, while inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria or “bad bacteria.” This is very similar to the live cultures that are present in yogurt.

Prebiotics are typically soluble fibers (oligosaccharides) that encourage the growth of “good bacteria” in the gut. They are not bacteria themselves, unlike probiotics. Prebiotics are typically added in small quantities during the dry mix step of kibble production. Common prebiotics include certain fiber sources as well as chicory root (inulin), fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and mannanoligosaccharides (MOS).

Golden Eagle petfoods takes pride in providing high-quality, safe nutrition that enhances the health and well being of our dogs, cats and ferrets. All ruminant based ingredients are certified free of “specific risk materials” (SRM). This means there are no head (including brain), spinal column, tonsils, intestines, or any other specific risk materials from beef or lamb in any of our formulas as these tissues have been linked to BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy).

Does Golden Eagle make prescription-type diets?

Golden Eagle does not provide exclusively veterinarian prescribed diets. You can, however, review the average nutrient analyses of dog foods on our web site to see how the nutrient levels compare to a specific prescription diet.If you need help on this, just ask us a question using the question buttons on this site.

Why use meals instead of fresh meat?

The chicken, lamb, turkey, herring and salmon meals that Golden Eagle uses are concentrated sources of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. Using a high quality meat meal adds important nutrients without adding a lot of additional moisture. The so-called ”fresh” usually contains upto 75 % of moisture, meaning the true amounts of meat are actually very low.

Why is sea salt used instead of another source of salt?

Sea salt is used in Golden Eagle’s foods to provide the essential nutrients, sodium and chloride. Alternative sources for sodium were explored by Golden Eagle’s team of nutritionists but were rejected as a natural source like sea salt was preferred over using a chemically made ingredient.

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