Pet health is always our number one priority, which is why our pet food and treats never contain wheat, corn, soy or grains. When our research and development team discovered the potential benefits of seaweed, we knew we needed to explore this ingredient and how it would impact our food and our pets. The information we unearthed was exciting and groundbreaking – who thought seaweed would be a nutrition powerhouse for pets? Incorporating this superfood into our grain-free food became a no-brainer. Our next step was to figure out the logistics: sourcing, process and sustainability.
Where We Find It
We’re dedicated to sourcing the highest quality ingredients for our food, no matter where they can be found in the world. Our research led us to the rocky shores of Nova Scotia, in a small town called Yarmouth, a hub for seaweed harvesting. The seaweed harvesters here are exceptionally talented – their extensive knowledge and intuition spans generations, and their skill transcends the line between a trade and an art. The harvesters make two daily harvesting trips, and throughout their tenure have mastered climate patterns, wind trends and more.
How We Harvest It
The harsh conditions of Northeast Canada produce the ideal strain of seaweed to integrate into Supreme Source pet food. A lush interior and rocky shore make up the coastline, making the seaweed incredibly durable, pure and natural. Rain or shine, summer or winter, the seaweed is harvested by hand in small batches, sun-dried and blended into our grain-free food. Before harvesting trips, every seaweed bed is mapped out and an aerial photograph is taken. The seaweed can only be collected during low tide, so the harvesters must be efficient.
Why It Works
Most seaweed farmers tear up the roots of the plant with a machine. Our seaweed is USDA organic and hand-harvested. The expert seaweed farmers are skilled in selecting the healthiest seaweed possible and harvesting only from the top of the plant to keep roots undamaged. This way, the plant can grow back quickly and continue to provide batches of seaweed. Plus, the local ecosystem remains stable, as many other organisms depend on the nutrient-rich seaweed.
Feeding your pet Supreme Source with seaweed means feeding your pet the good stuff, like prebiotics, antioxidants, fiber and more. Seaweed packs a ton of benefits, like helps with digestive sensitivity, boost health and longevity, maintain intestinal health and support overall immune system. You can find Supreme Source with seaweed at your local grocery store.