Because your pet cannot synthesize amino acids in sufficient quantities, they must obtain them through their diet. For dogs, these essential amino acids include Arginine, Methionine-Cystine, Histidine, Phenylalanine-Tyrosine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Leucine, Tryptophan, Taurine, Lysine and Valine. Taurine is also essential for cats.
Because wild Alaskan salmon is the first and primary ingredient in Grizzly Super Foods, it provides ALL of the essential amino acids your dog or cat needs—far more than the minimums required by the AAFCO, as shown in the below tables.
Note: taurine is not currently listed on our dog food labels (current AAFCO labeling standards did not require it) but we plan to add it to our next label reprint, in light of the concern over its relationship to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs.