Bright Bites

Ingredients Glossary

Want to know what a particular ingredient does for your pet? Read the ingredient definitions below for more information.

A


Alfalfa
Plant extract and source of chlorophyll. It is also used to give tint to the fleck in the Bright Bite Spearmint treats and has breath freshening properties.

B


Blue #2
Artificial color used to give a blue tint to the flecks in the Bright Bites Peppermint Flavor Treats.

C


Canola Oil
Provides a blend of omega fatty acids for optimal skin and coat health. Contains alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. Also a source of vitamin E.

Chlorophyll
Plant extract, used to give a green tint to the flecks in the Bright Bites Spearmint Flavor Treats. Also has breath freshening properties.

Cinnamon
Spice used as a flavoring, derived from the cinnamon tree.

Citric Acid
Used as a preservative.

F


Flaxseed Oil
An oil derived from the flaxseed plant. Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, palatable and stable.

G


Gelatin
Binder protein from collagen, used as a gelling agent in foods.

Glycerine
A sugar alcohol, derived from plant or animal fat. Helps keep the treat moist.

L


Lecithin
Derived from plant sources, this lipid (or fat), helps support the proper consistency of the canned food.

M


Magnesium Stearate
Magnesium salt, derived most commonly from plants, used as a binder in foods.

Monoglycerides of Edible Fatty Acids
Edible fat or oil that is used to help two liquids mix together.

N


Natural Flavor
Ingredient that is added to enhance the flavor and acceptance of the food. (Does not contain MSG).

P


Peppermint
Mint flavoring, derived from the peppermint plant.

Potato Flour
Source of carbohydrates, heavy flour made from whole potatoes, including the potato skin.

Potato Starch
Very fine flour made from the potato after the peel has been removed.

R


Red #40
Artificial color to give a red tint to the cinnamon flecks in the Bright Bites Cinnamon Dental Dog Treat.

Rice Flour
The inner grain, free from the outer hull, ground to a flour consistency. It is a very highly digestible source of carbohydrates.

S


Spearmint
Mint flavoring, derived from the spearmint plant.

T


Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate
Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is used in pet foods and pet treats as an ingredient to help other ingredients blend together properly for even distribution throughout the food or treat.

Titanium Dioxide (Color)
A non-toxic, white pigment.

W


Water
Pure water, used as a source of moisture in canned foods.

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