The ingredients make the difference

We strive for better.

We are able to use ingredients that would not be available to multinational pet food corporations in sufficient quantities, if at all.

Vital components such as antarctic krill and chia seeds take their rightful place in our recipes and are particularly tasty for cats.

Our high-quality ingredients come from carefully selected suppliers who are subject to the strict provisions of German animal feed legislation and also have to meet our own high quality standards.

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A holistic approach

LEONARDO® is the outcome of a holistic nutritional concept, maintaining the cat’s vitality through naturally balanced ingredients.

Protein

LEONARDO® dry food is distinguished by the high proportion of premium animal proteins. Different sources of protein, including poultry and fish, are combined to provide variety and holistic nutrition. All protein sources come from animals deemed fit for human consumption.

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Poultry

Poultry meat, fresh

  • high-quality meat
  • For more flavour and easier digestion

Poultry protein, dried

  • Special quality raw ingredients with 10% more protein than standard quality
  • Low in ash, due to minimal bone content
  • Easily digestible and well-tolerated

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Egg
  • Dried whole egg
  • Protein source with the highest possible biological value
  • Balanced content of energy, vitamins, trace elements and minerals
  • Very easily digestible
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Lamb

Lamb, fresh

  • high-quality meat
  • For more flavour and a better tolerance

Lamb protein, dried

  • Only from grassland lambs raised under natural conditions
  • Excellent quality with 10% higher protein content and 20% less bone
  • For sensitive cats
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Liver
  • Natural source of vitamins and important trace elements
  • Very high-quality protein source
  • Particularly tasty by nature
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Salmon & sea fish

Salmon, fresh

  • high-quality edible fish
  • For more flavour and easier digestion
  • Rich in special omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA): important for your pet's skin and coat

Sea fish meal

  • Small fish, gently dried
  • A source of protein with a very high biological value
Carbohydrates

Although cats are carnivores, they can easily digest soluble carbohydrates. In the wild, cats eat the solubilised carbohydrates in the stomach contents of the prey. For LEONARDO® dry cat food we prepare the raw materials using gentle steam and brief pressure for metabolic uptake.

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Pea flour
  • Premium source of carbohydrates
  • Contains no gluten.
  • Vegetables with a range of nutritional benefits (also contain protein and dietary fibre)
Rye malt
  • Cats love the roasty flavour and the natural malty taste.
  • Malt is dried germinated cereal grains.
  • The germination process transforms the nutrients of the grain into a more available form.
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Potatoes, Rice, Maize
  • High-quality gluten-free sources of carbohydrates
  • A good alternative for cats with sensitive digestive systems
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Amaranth

  • A highly nutritious alternative to cereals.
  • Offers much higher levels of important nutrients compared with grains (protein, essential amino acid lysine, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, trace elements) and is particularly well tolerated, even by small children and those with digestive problems.
  • Amaranth is part of the amaranth family which also includes vegetables such as spinach, chard and beetroot.
  • Amaranth is one of the oldest crops known to mankind and was regarded as holy by the Aztecs because it was thought to give people amazing powers.
  • It was also already grown in Germany in the Middle Ages - and still is today

Fats

Pure fats are significant sources of energy in dog food due to their high calorific value. They also contain essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, which perform vital metabolic tasks. For example, some vitamins can be taken up and utilized by the body only in conjunction with fats. No highly saturated fats such as suet or lard are used in LEONARDO® products.

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Poultry fat
  • High proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids: more than 20% linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid
  • Especially fresh, high-quality raw materials
  • Minimal proportion of undesirable free fatty acids
  • Natural flavouring for improved flavour.
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Salmon oil
  • gently, oil is obtained at low temperatures (<55°C)
  • Rich in special omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA): important for your pet's skin and fur
  • the astaxanthin contained in salmon oil acts as a natural antioxidant
Special raw ingredients

A valuable part of LEONARDO® recipes. They enhance the food by providing important nutrients and vital substances.

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Chia seeds
  • Support digestion with natural mucilage and contains 20 % omega-3 fatty acids.
  • This salvia plant from Mexico, which was used by the Aztecs, is now available again from sustainable production and makes an outstanding contribution to a healthy diet.
  • The fat content of this oil seed has a record level of highly unsaturated fatty acids (60% Omega-3 fatty acids and 20% Omega-6 fatty acids).
  • Supports healthy skin and coat
  • Satisfies without weighing down.
  • 40% dietary fibres (85% insoluble)
  • Improves the passage of food pulp and swallowed hairballs in the bowel by the ability to bind moisture
Apple fibre
  • Natural source of dietary fibre.
  • A large portion of the apple fibre is present as pectin, a soluble dietary fibre with a positive effect on digestion.
  • Prebiotic effect on intestinal flora
  • Stabilises and promotes digestion naturally.
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Cold-pressed grapeseed flour
  • The bioactive substances in the grape pips (polyphenols) protect the pet's cells.
  • Made from meticulously cleaned grape seeds and gently cold-pressed using traditional methods, the valuable flour meets our holistic standards.
  • Helps to protect against free radicals in the diet.
  • Has one of the highest antioxidative potentials of all foods to provide active cell protection.
  • Healthy, natural anti-aging supplement for cardiovascular fitness and vitality.
  • Unadulterated natural complex with the full range of action (not an extract).
  • Contains 10% valuable grape seed oil.
Catnip
  • Irresistible
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Carob
  • This nutritious legume originally came from the Mediterranean region and is highly prized as a tasty food.
  • Natural tannins and mucilage support a healthy digestive system.
  • Important prebiotic function for the intestinal flora
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Herbs
  • Enhance the flavour and add natural vital substances.
  • We use a mix of selected aromatic herbs in our LEONARDO® recipes as important natural active ingredients.
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Brewers‘ yeast
  • Especially rich in natural B vitamins, high-grade protein and valuable vital substances.
  • Thanks to the abundance and balance of its nutrients and vital substances, this premium product is nutritionally one of the most valuable raw ingredients in our pet food.
  • Obtained from natural substances arising from the brewing process, it is meticulously and gently dried using a patented method.
  • Rich in B-vitamins, amino acids, trace elements and minerals
  • Supplies many important immunological and vital substances.
  • Excellent flavour
Chicoree
Chicory inulin
  • Prebiotic effect on intestinal flora
Cranberries
Cranberries
  • Traditional support for urinary health
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Marine zooplankton (Krill)

  • Especially rich in healthy nutrients and vital substances such as omega-3-fatty acids, astaxanthin and natural enzymes.
  • These are small crustaceans that live in huge swarms in the Southern Ocean.
  • They are a particularly high-quality source of a large number of nutrients.
  • Vitamins and trace elements from A to zinc
  • High-quality protein (essential amino acids)
  • Rich in glucosamine (important component for cartilage tissue/joints)
  • The natural proportion of fat (18%) is rich in the important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are present as phospholipids and thus have a demonstrably improved bioavailability.
  • Huge cell protection capacity through combining the most diverse antioxidants (including astaxanthin)