Have you ever wondered about the origin of the ingredients that go into your dog’s food? One ingredient that often takes center stage in premium dog food products is wild Alaska Pollock.
This versatile fish can play a key role in providing the protein and omega-3 fatty acids that support your furry friend’s health. How that Alaska Pollock is sourced, processed, and formulated, however, is key to:
its actual value in your dog’s diet; and
the sustainability of both our environment and the future of the fishery itself
When looking to add Alaska Pollock to your dog’s diet, it’s important to look for products which recognize this.
Straight from the Source
Take Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Food Topper for Dogs and 100% Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats.
The journey of the Alaskan Pollock used in these pooch palate-favorites begins in the cold, perfectly wild and pristine waters of the North Pacific. A place where wild Alaska Pollock thrives, courtesy of sustainability practices which have been cast – hook, line and sinker – by the Alaska state constitution.
Moreover, Alaska Naturals’ parent company, Trident Seafoods, employs only the most experienced, expert, extended family of fishermen who are committed to sustainable fishing practices. All their Alaskan Pollock is 100% wild and sustainably caught. What’s more, every single step of the process is controlled by fishermen who love what they do and who respect the ocean and its bounty.
Turning Fish into Food
Once this wild-caught Alaskan Pollock hits the deck, the fish used in Alaska Naturals’ dog food products are prepared and frozen right onboard within minutes of capture. They are then sent to Trident Seafoods’ processing plants along Alaska’s shores. Plants which have been developed and strategically located in the heart of the fishing grounds to ensure purity, freshness, and top quality, along with complete transparency in the supply chain.
Here, the fish is transformed into various forms of food – some for human consumption, and some for dogs. And when it comes to the latter: the very same human-grade, top quality cuts are used to create Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock dog food products. (Little wonder, really, that dogs go wild for these fishy dinnertime favors.)
Benefits of Pollock for Pups
Ultimately, by choosing wild Alaska Pollock dog food delights like these, which prize sustainability and quality, your pooch will gain maximum benefit from a fish which is (a) fishtastically tasty, and (b) hailed for its nutritional profile. For example:
Alaska Naturals® 100% Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats is an excellent source of lean protein.
Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Food Topper for Dogs is a source of Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. This gives pet parents an option to boost their pup’s coat, skin, and brain health. (Remembering that pet treats/food toppers should not exceed 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake.)
With the right approach, the journey of genuine Alaska Pollock from ocean to bowl is a testament to the dedication of everyone involved in the process. It’s a journey of quality and care; of sustainability and health-sustaining benefits; of fish to flavorful food. A journey which ends in guaranteed doggie dinner delight.
Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Formula Food Topper for Dogs
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 6.5%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 7.5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 20.0%
Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.5%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 0.25%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 0.75%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Proﬁles.
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