Selenium, an essential nutrient for dogs, is present in our recipes in the form of sodium selenite, albeit in very small amounts. A deficiency in selenium can have detrimental effects on a dog's health, making it crucial for complete dog foods to include this nutrient. While selenium can be naturally found in ingredients like sunflower seeds, whole grains, and meats, it is often added as a supplement for consistency and adequacy.
In the EU, pet foods are permitted to include only two forms of selenium supplements: sodium selenite and inactivated selenised yeast (organic selenium). Although organic selenium is more bioavailable, sodium selenite is a widely approved feed additive. The amount used in pet foods is carefully regulated to ensure safety and to provide the necessary health benefits.
We adhere strictly to the guidelines set by FEDIAF, the international body that regulates pet food manufacturing and labelling, ensuring that all our ingredients are safe and beneficial for your pet's health.